Recently we were the recipient of a set of gorgeous antique dupioni silk covered chairs previously belonging to the Boyfriend’s late grandmother.
I was hesitant adding antiques to our very contemporary house, but as they say ‘only dead fish go with the flow,’ so I decided to be adventurous and throw them into the mix.
And seeing as this weekend we’re moving all our furniture in from storage (IcantwaitIcantwaitIcantwait) and I wanted to have a good spot for these oldies before they were lost in the mayhem.
I love to read, but not so much while The Boyfriend is watching every TV show ever created on Netflix so I invented a nook style reading space under our stairs.
I’ve always wondered what to do with this little area.
The previous owners had a gorgeous baby grand piano under there and it was a perfect fit. Apparently they weren’t willing to leave it behind, and seeing as we aren’t terribly cultured we don’t own one.
Thank God they left us all their books. I remember when we were moving in wondering what in the hell we were going to do with Encyclopedia Brittanicas dated 1969-1984 but yesterday I figured it out. Put them under the stairs.
Lastly, added some little antique finishes along with my modern carara hairpin table. Now I have a TV-free reading area.
I told The Boyfriend’s mom how much I love them, so now were are receiving two more matching orange love seats. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this but orange is actually my least favorite color.
So those will be getting recovered. A little orange goes a long way.