Friday, March 26, 2010

Chair Envy

I know it's a sin to covet. I was raised Catholic, I know my 10 Commandments. 

But, oh, how I covet my friend Becky's new (old) chair. It is so cool. I love its unique shape.
What makes it even harder? She found this chair today while we were shopping together. We had hit a local school's yard sale and had barely been there five minutes when she spotted this chair and decided she needed it. I agreed immediately. If she didn't get it, I would have. Other women there were eyeballing it, but Becky got it - fair and square - for $50! In the world of treasure-hunting, you've got to be fast and fierce. As the saying goes, you snooze, you lose.
Within seconds, I knew where I had seen this same style of chair before . . .
One of my favorite interior designers, Celerie Kemble, featured a pair of these chairs on the cover of her book To Your Taste. When I made this realization, I was even a little more jealous.

After the chair was safely in the car, we made our way to a fabric store to check out re-upholstery options. We found a great little suzani print with vibrant colors that I think will really make her chair pop. Here's the tiny swatch they gave her.
Once she gets it reupholstered, I'll be sure to share an after photo. I just know it will be fabulous.

So, what do you think? Are you as jealous of her find as I am? And I'm not usually the jealous type. I threatened to steal the chair, but I only live a few houses away so I feel sure she'd find it rather quickly.  I guess visiting it from time to time will have to suffice. Sigh. 







10 comments:

Susan said...

Love it! Jealous? Of course. It is like some kind of surreal, Dali-esque wingback. Amazing too, how you have become this virtual encyclopedia of interior design knowledge :)

A Perfect Gray said...

Awesome chair! Yes, I've been in the same situation b4. Found a mirror that I loved but let my gal friend have it - I really didn't need it after all and now I find I really enjoy seeing it in her home. Be sure to post 'afters!' (Omygosh...just read your profile..too funny!)

My Interior Life said...

I agree, PG. I am really happy for her, and it does look better in her house anyway. And, Susan, I'm just a sponge what can I say? Also, the CK book has been on my coffee table for 2 years, so it's hard not to notice the cover photo!

Unknown said...

What a find.. can't wait to see it! New follower! xo

Unknown said...

just wanted to let you know i do have the greek key in a big dog size! the collar is 1.5" wide. comes in pink, green, orange and black!

Jody said...

Love the chair!! Becky is my cousin & she shared the blog with me! I really enjoyed it!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

REEEALLY spooky - just went to my blog to add you to my blogroll (you were already there!), and found your comment at the same time. Crazy. I WORSHIP My Interior Life (love a side of laughter with my decor!).
xLouise

Gayle said...

Great chair! I love these fun, funky pieces and they are especially fun when you see the same thing in a beautiful magazine.

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