Sit Right Here by Me

Chippendale Styled Accent Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Chippendale Styled Accent Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Chippendale Chair in Red

Chippendale Style Chair in Red at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Alice Roosevelt (Theodore’s daughter) said, “if you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me”.

A Chinese Chippendale (a.k.a. Chinoiserie) styled arm-chair or 2 are sure to command attention working today’s eclectic spaces.  Use one to accent a desk or side table.  Consider using two to flank a console table or to surround a cocktail table.  The cane seating can be topped with seat cushions but the generous proportions make them quite comfortable as is.  Their sturdy construction and lacquered finish will endure years of quality “chinwagging”.   …   If only chairs could talk.

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A Chair is Still a Chair

Comfy Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Comfy Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

“A chair is still a chair” even though Richard will only sell them by the pair.  He brought four of these comfy neutral dining chairs in.  Two can be used flanking a cocktail table or all four could be placed around a dining table.

Dining Chairs with Vintage Maple Cocktail Table At Glam Vintage & Moderne

Dining Chairs with Vintage Maple Cocktail Table At Glam Vintage & Moderne

The clean fabric will work in any decor and begs to be accessorized with eye-popping throw cushions. At a large dining table they would group well with lead chairs in a bright shade or busy pattern.

All I know is that “a house is not a home” without a comfy place to sit while you are  imbibing there.

To Re or not to Reupholster

Vintage Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Richard refreshed this set of Georgian dining chairs by using a coral linen fabric.  To be honest when Richard bought these chairs I was on the fence.  I thought the doohickey  on the top of the chair back was too fussy.  This flashy bold print makes the doohickey less conspicuous.  I love the chairs but I still can’t stand the fact that Richard was right.

Obviously cost is a major consideration in the “whether to reupholster” question but the bigger question is whether the “bones” of the piece are worth saving.   A second opinion from an interior decorator (like say Richard) can help you decide if it’s trash or treasure.

A client chose this bright geometric pattern to put a new spin on this honey coloured arts and crafts Morris chair.

A picture truly is worth 1000 words.

Men in Chairs

My partner is an adult…I think.  Yet when we go to grocery shop he jumps on the cart and rides it to the car and still balances our kitchen chairs on their 2 spindly swedish back legs.  Imagine my surprise when an even larger dinner guest did the same thing and cracked the chair’s flimsy little foreign back. Furthermore, my eclectic mix of dining chairs include the trendy french tolix ones and my bum is killing me.

Felicia Chair by Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

I have been looking at Statum Designs high quality dining chairs but I love too many fabrics and have yet to narrow  it down to one.  Richard just brought this “Felicia chair” in which would be great for more traditional or transitional spaces as a head dining chair or an occasional chair.  I am looking for QUALITY and COMFORT.  Yes you pay more but you will never have to hear the embarrassing crack of wood-like material splitting over dinner.  Statum’s site says: “A combination of hardwood, softwood and engineered wood products are kiln dried or air dried to ensure the integrity of the frame. All critical joints are double dowelled, stapled or screwed and glued for maximum strength”.   I’M SOOOOO IN!

Man-handled

Antique Distressed Leather Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

If the look of distressed time-worn leather on quality antique walnut  arm chairs appeals to you, look no further.  Glam has six.  Their colour (grey/green) and their authentic steel tack detailing work with today’s popular interior wall colours.

Some of Canada’s most influential derrieres have graced these chairs which were auctioned after an 80-year-old Toronto mens’ club closed.    Dinner conversation would be truly inspirational if guests could hear the stories these seats could tell… though it might take someone like Tom Cruise to channel these chairs.

Bubbly and Bites under the Moonlight

Tonight Glam Vintage & Moderne celebrates  “Moonlight Madness” with our local customers.  We’ll ply you with a little bubbly and some divine nibbles a la Queenies (The Port Hope French Bakery) and Richard will provide lots of free design advice.

Our new amazing line of Saxon chocolates has arrived just in time for your next hostess gift.  How about some chocolate dipped fruit, enrobed marshmallows or a chocolate fondue set for 2?   Santa’s probably awfully tired of resting with milk and cookies.  How about chocolate and a new chair?

Breakfront Laden with Saxon Chocolates