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INSIDE: time for a project
Posted by saltaylorkydd on 3/24/2009


Although it’s often easier to just buy new, there’s a lot to be said for finding that old vintage gem and redoing it. You just have to be careful as there are some folks charging a fortune for reupholstering old pieces - always do your homework and get a couple of quotes. The fabulous Laura Baker found this wonderful chair we’re just about to refinish. I love the shape but was initially a bit put off by the cost $350  - which once you add in reupholstering costs (which should never run over $300 - $400 for a piece this size) well it all starts to add up. However, there is a slight crack so we got it for $250. I don’t know why but that made all the psychological difference :). I’ll let you know once it’s redone!

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OUTSIDE: sitting pretty
Posted by cerentha on 3/13/2009

 

Sal and I are both looking for outdoors pieces (the start of daylight savings will do that to you!). I love these sunny yellow chairs from CB2. At $99 each they aren’t too pricey and the look great. The blue is lovely too. Now we just need the perfect table and a place to lounge. Neither of our backyards are huge so we’ll be looking for compact pieces.

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INSIDE: these chairs are a steal!
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/26/2008

I’m so excited to now finally be embarking on my project of giving hearth and home a bit of an upgrade. Since we built/renovated the house almost 4 years ago (well it did go down to studs!)  there have been a bunch of small nits I’ve been dying to address. We moved in and Oliver was born about a week later so there wasn’t much time for remodeling! Now I’m delighted to be working with designer Laura Clayton Baker on modernising our little Venice cottage and bringing us into the twenty-first century. And don’t you know it, I’ll be blogging all the way.

It was Laura who put me on to these wonderful French outdoor chairs, currently on sale at Pottery Barn - for $4.99 a pop you can’t beat it. Well, what are you waiting for?!

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INSIDE: chairs and butterflies
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 1/05/2008


HARRY: Well I am still on holidays…yep this is a long one (it will be my last in a while - I start a new job in Feb and the kids start school). We’ve had such a great break doing next to nothing (I can say though that the Bee Movie is far far better than the dreadful Chipmunk film - I refuse to even include a link to the appalling movie. My excuse for such childish fare? A five year old and a two year old…at least I am reading Elizabeth Farrelly’s Blubberland so I’m not completely brain dead). We head back to Sydney next week, but couldn’t resist checking out Urban Outfitters’ new stuff. I LOVE this chair with its midcentury echo. I wish they shipped to Australia. So annoying. And my latest obsession is butterflies…not a particulalry new one, I know. But I do like this clean-lined shower curtain. Must go now - we’re watching Great Gatsby on DVD!

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INSIDE: sitting pretty
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/21/2007


HARRY: I’m so flat out right now with writing jobs that I keep avoiding posting. So must break the drought. Sorry it’s with something so unsexy. But a good chair is hard to find and I love these Herman Miller ones They were designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf in 1994. I know my friend David, who is a writer and spends a lot of time in his chair, sent his Aeron back. There was some problems with the arms. I still want one. I was in the Vogue Living offices yesterday and the editor has one. I had a test ride. They are so comfortable…and for you northerners, they are on sale at Room and Board. Nice one.

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