I’m feeling a little bit bothered about the lack of traditional furniture in my home. I’m craving softness, curves, tailored perfection and a bit of flash. What I really want is a carved french sofa.
French sofas. Sigh. Just thinking about them makes me feel happy and romantic. Refined and delightful even.
via nuevo estilo
They are traditional, but not fussy. I love that they are classic, with just the right amount of ornate detailing. Yet they still come across as clean and simple.
suzanne kasler’s showroom for Hickory chair
And despite their differences, they are the perfect compliment to modern furniture (and art.)
I’ve always been inspired Rashida Jones’ apartment. She mixed a french sofa with black panton chairs (similar to my tulip chairs
) and gorgeous, colorful rug
I’ve often wondered if I could incorporate a french sofa into my mix. Much to my dismay, my place had been overtaken by midcentury furniture. I’m hoping to regain balance somehow.
Lets review my current furniture situation….
Eames-Syle lounge chair and ottoman, from the side of the road
2 BRNO chairs in this lovely blue upholstery, Ebay
4 knoll saarinen tulip chairs, sans cushions for now, Craigslist
Framed, 60’s era silk scarf by Victor Vasarely, from Nanafor more info on my scarf art, check out this post
… first of all… ACK! how did this happen? I used to have traditional taste! I liked ornate and curvy and carved and substantial! How did my house get so modern?
How can I tone down the mod and add a few pretty curves?
Can I introduce this gal…
Or does it just not make sense any more?
I think the solution is to pare down and separate.
1-I think we are going to sell the arc lamp. It just doesn’t work in our space.
2-And perhaps separate the Eames(ish) lounge chair from the BRNO’s??
What I’d really like to do is sell my stupid not-so-comfortable-sofa and get myself this little lady.
It’s a cozy dream, I love the skirted base and finally the dogs could be allowed back on the sofa. (thank you slipcovers!)
Could Shelter Arm and Linen settee work together?
And what if I mixed in the BRNO’s covered in worn brown leather like this.
Let’s ignore the fact that what I have proposed would set me back thousands of dollars and involve discarding a perfectly good 6 month old sofa. What do we think? Is it a good marriage of modern and traditional?
Or should I just be content with what I’ve got?
of course I treated myself to a few extra goodies… this is my day dream after all…
sorry for the long post! I’m just feeling stuck in my current furnishings situation.