It’s time for a new post, so please have a seat and join me.
This one’s been in the works for awhile and I’m eager to share.
Flowers were the center of my last post or rather the vases that hold the flowers and so I continue today with the flower theme, but
this time in a new setting.
What kind of setting?
Think teal velvet, swans in a pond, Kelly Weastler, and a flower arranger in a hurry.
Or, just a wild fantasy driven by desire.
We’ll begin with the teal velvet and build our room from there.
This handsome, well proportioned, sort of Georgian chair with four finely turned cabriole legs,
and silk velvet upholstery,
will look gorgeous next to a pond with swans.
Who wouldn’t want to pull a chair up to this view?
Our pond with swans is really a mural.
I have long longed for a mural, and this has everything I could ever want —
depth, detail, warmth, charm and whimsy. Check, check, check, check and check
— making it the perfect backdrop to my fantasy.
So what came first, the hunky teal velvet or my dream mural ?
The table came first.
Driven to defy
The whole impetus for this design was this table. I found it while perusing 1stdibs and was seized by a desire to defy its modern shape by placing it in an old world setting.
Its mottled brass base and marble top screamed for it.
And I listened.
Which is how I came up with the teal velvet chair.
The Currey co describes this chandelier as a combination of elegance and whimsy.
Just what the Iris table demanded of me.
Now we need something to lay over the grass next to the pond.
I can not find the original source for the rug but the link provided takes you to similar Savonnerie rugs.
Just like the chandelier, this rug exudes elegance and whimsy.
And its mild colors echo the mild colors of the sky in the mural.
Such a table needs flowers to adorn it.
And flowers require vases.
I wouldn’t want anything less regal for our table.
Except for maybe this,
Pulling it together.
Whatever happened to the flower arranger, we can only wonder, but someone will have to clean up this mess.
I threw an extra rug in there to direct eye movement.
Were it so easy in real life to create such fantasy! I’d move everyday just to experience all life’s design possibilities.
The big idea
The big idea behind this design is that one modern element, the Sarinenin inspired table, placed in a traditional, old world setting.
This space would still work, had I used a more traditional table, but the Iris table adds the unexpected,
which adds vitality,
without veering the design too far off course.
And I tossed the flowers about for fun.
Another design with some changes
I replaced the chandelier, removed a few chairs and mixed up the vases.
After viewing the first board, I decided to try a simpler one.
The simplicity of this pendant works well for several reasons; now instead of everything BUT the table being jazzy,
the simple round shape of the table has company.
Which is good because nobody likes to be alone.
And the round white globe neatly echoes the round white top of the table,
all the while resembling the moon rising over our tableau.
Here are the individual elements of the first board
The links to these items are posted under their images within the text.
As ever and always, I invite your comments,
….jokes, stock tips, favourite recipes…
And thank you for taking the time to visit!