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Monday, August 4, 2008

Please be seated

A client recently purchased a beautiful antique ladies writing desk from Paris Hotel Boutique as the inspiration piece for the redesign of her bedroom.

Such a beautiful desk needs a beautiful chair to accompany it, so the search was on.

Given that the client does plan on using the desk on a regular basis we opted not to purchase a delicate antique chair but a new reproduction.

This chair is available from Ballard Designs and you can use any of their available fabrics or COM (customer's own material). While this is a nice chair, we both felt it did not have that certain "Je ne sais quoi".

Horchow had this chair with lovely carved rosettes on the seat back, but again it didn't quite have that little something extra.

The search is over. The small addition of floral swags and medallions match the feel of the desk perfectly. It is from French Interiors.

The chair can be customized in fabric selection and finish. Isn't this French green with gold accents just beautiful?

Au Revior!

Last week's quote:

"All that is eternal is out of date."

C. S. Lewis


MoziEsmé said...

That IS a gorgeous desk, and the chair fits perfectly! I do feel a little like the naked emperor, though - I didn't see anything green on the last photo.

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow Laura, that desk is beautiful! I would love your job. I'm sure you come across some beautiful pieces!

Brandee :-)

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

HI, I just discovered your blog and I can't believe it but that desk was purchased from my website! The chair should look great with it. Lynn

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

That is a desk I could sit at for hours. I love it.
Your choice of chair is great. How about one with arms.

I am waiting for my son to move out and make his room into a guest bedroom and a place for a desk.


ceekay said...

Thanks Laura for stopping by and saying hi! That dest and chair are beautiful. How exciting to be able to help someone with decorating with such beautiful pieces!

Liz said...

Incredible pieces!
Good job matching....


Connie said...

What a perfect choice for a lovely desk. French design is particularly more elegant than others. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Miss Sandy said...

Adore the final selection! It is a chair fit for a queen! How fun it must be do all that shopping with someone else's money!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

c'est magnifique!
You'll have to post pictures of the finished room.
Karla & Karrie

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

That is the perfect chair for the perfect desk! Love them both :)


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So beautiful!

M ^..^

Cindi said...

Hi Laura,

Your blog is such an ispiration!

By the way, I left you something on my blog.

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

A stunning piece! The chair was a good choice, comfort is a must.