The perfect patterned Louis dining chair

Hot Damn!

I walked into Tori Burch in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday and saw this glorious chair…


A Louis XVI square back dining chair upholstered in a glorious purple suzani fabric.
I just love the mix of the traditional frame with the modern ethnic print.  Unexpected and such a showstopper. 
The rest of the store was pretty cute too.  But lets be honest, it was all about the chair for me.  I may have scared the salespeople.

** Does anyone know where I could obtain purple ikat fabric like this?? **  That would be awesome.

CORRECTION:  As Anita so kindly pointed out, this fabric is Ikat, not suzani.  Suzani is embroidery and Ikat is dyed.  This is clearly dyed fabric in circular shapes similar to suzanis.  Thanks, Anita!
(PS I knew that, I was just having a brain fart.)

  1. Hot damn is right! Clearly suzani, but not the overdone suzani and it has such great colors.
    I’ll keep checking to see if someone leaves a comment about where to find this fabric.
    (love your new picture, btw!!)

  2. Stunning ikat action!
    Lovely find.
    Cheers, Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

  3. The chair and the pattern work so well together!

  4. It’s gorgeous- the only one I can think of that is close is Madeline Weinrib Raspberry Collins- it would definitely give you a similar look- pricey though.

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    I’m back again to let you know I’ve awarded you a Stylish Blogger Award.

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  6. nkp

    Naomi, I can see why it grabbed your attention. Practically knocked me outta my seat. It’s beautiful and while I am normally a huge fan of purple, in this case I am!

  7. I meant ikat….
    (suzani being Farsi for needle; and therefore embroidery on fabric. Ikat is dyed fabric).
    Either way — it’s gorgeous!!

  8. Definitely a super unique piece, it would be like a piece of art to a room, luv it!

  9. I will be thinking about that chair for a long time. I do not know about the fabric but if I come across it or something similiar I will let you know.

  10. Unfortunately, I don’t know about the fabric … but I do know that I love the decor in the Tory Burch stores!

  11. Love the chair! I want six for my dining.

  12. Oh, I wish I could help. I know it was even more fabulous in person, as things usually are!

  13. Jenn

    Oh wow. That chair is PERFECT! Love :)

  14. I dont know – but that chair is AMAZING!

  15. Ive yet to get onto the bandwagon for ikat and suzani..but the chair is certainly stunning.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  16. Natalie

    It’s perfect! Let us know if you ever find a fabric like that, it’s amazing!

  17. sorry darl, can’t point you in hte direction of the fabric, but i do agree – that chair is flipping gorgeous.

  18. Fran

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  19. Anonymous

    I know who made the chair, Brad Jobe Bespoke Furniture.

  20. Michael

    The fabric was custom made for Tori Burch’s stores designed by Daniel Remouldez in NY. Not available to the public. Believe me. I tried.

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