4.02.2012

yay or nay: deconstructed seating




Hello lovelies! A huge mwah to all the amazing women who shared their colour crushes the past two weeks - I loved seeing what inspired each of you. Thank you so much for filling10 Rooms with beauty in my absence.



We generally don't take too many photos on vacation, but I did manage a few good ones - will share in a few days. The highlight of the trip was our time in St Thomas - it's our second time there and it may just be my favourite place on earth.

I'm not sure if everyone experiences this, but getting away from our everyday life allows me to come back and look at everything with fresh eyes. We were living in a much smaller space while we were away, with so few "things" around us, and coming home and seeing all this excess makes me realize we need to simplify here. Since the kids have nixed moving again (hunger strikes were threatened at the very mention, lol!), I guess that means doing some serious spring cleaning. Time to clean out the house, again :) Where does it all come from?!!

So thinking about re-purposing and up cycling have produced this post - I am interested in your take on the deconstructed furniture trend that keeps popping up...







first saw this from Dan Marty via House Beautiful in May 2010. He said he felt the backs of his dining chairs were too pretty to cover up - note the armchair in the foreground - it's upholstery is missing a few elements as well.










I'm sure that you've seen Restoration Hardware's take on the look in their spring collection....











I didn't think this look would really catch on as a trend, but I keep bumping into it everywhere....













So what do you think? Ready to undress your furniture?!!








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12 comments:

Tatiana Doria said...

Beautiful pictures, so inspiring!

Linda said...

I have saved the same photos you led with today. And LOVE it still!
Kinda bugged I didn't get busy on having/making a few for my collection - now that Restoration is "doing it" are we too late?
Naw, a true antique will always trump the mall store look.
Cheers!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see some pictures :) xo

A Delightful Design said...

Welcome back! You were missed. :-)

So...about the chairs...I think, like all trends, it's about context. I know whatever you do will look great!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Glad you're back! :)
I've always admired true antiques that appear this way, like a fabulous antique chair picked up at a Paris flea market. I'm not sure about a new one manufactured that way.

holly@hvhinteriors said...

Welcome back! Happy you had a nice time!

I've seen this trend around too lately. I have to admit, I'n not a fan of this undressed look. A bit too shabby for my taste.

Xx.

Priscilla said...

Big nay for me. Not to my taste. Just looks like you got out of bed and didn't brush your hair or get dressed.
Glad you are back!

Ilana Graf said...

I must concur! I don't mind some of it, but most of it looks damaged and too shabby to be chic!
Put some clothes on furniture!

Linda said...

To Priscilla and Illana,
You mean I should not be sitting at my desk (12:22pm) in bed head and PJ's?
If I go up to check out the master bedroom and there are two chairs being used as clothes storage - I should change that?
Good to know - better get busy with the day. :-)
Cheers!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Welcome back. And as to the "trend" - ya - no....

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

nope, nope, and nope! I don't care for the undressed furniture look. It just looks too messy and unfinished to me.

Curtains said...

Yay or nay deconstructed saeting is shown in the post here. Useful post

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