Love this Chair…Take a Pair

Bella Armchairs on sale at Glam Vintage & Moderne

“Bellas” are generous in proportion which makes them ideal for the generously proportioned.  If you are of a smaller scale, you’ll look diminutive in this “papa bear” sized chair.  Richard has decided he needs the space for another sofa so he’s selling these two for the price of one or if that didn’t get your attention how about BOGO (buy one get one) free? You won’t beat this price on Canadian made upholstery in a great ivory neutral microfiber.  Think of the possibilities…”His & Hers”…”His & His”, one for the boudoir another for the den. One for you, one for me…


Sartorial Versus Snuggie

Tailored Linen Sofa from Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Some clients want their couch to be a big enveloping soft plush bosom they can flop into…not unlike a backwards “snuggie”.

Others appreciate the sleek lines of tailored linen on firmer cushioning.   The couch is still comfortable but not like a cocoon that is hard to get out of.  Richard encourages clients to actually test drive their sofa and chair choices by going to his Toronto manufacturer for a “seat or a flop”.

Fabric Selection at Statum Designs

Whether you are lying down or eating popcorn on your sofa, worry not as most fabrics are actually polyester that you can spot clean with mild detergent.  Problem for most of us is “the paralysis caused by being faced with a decision to choose one of literally thousands of fabrics” also known as “becoming overwhelmed”.USE Richard (like I do) to help chose the fabric, once you have put the biggest decision “behind” you.

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!

Before and After Richard

Occasional Chairs "After" Richard

Making life beautiful comes easily to Richard.  Yesterday’s blog featured just one of his interpretations of these cane and hardwood occasional chairs.  Here’s another one for those who favour the subtle elegance of velvet tufted satine (over pomegranate…which of course will be mine).

Occasional Chair "Before" Richard

Studs are Beautiful

Yes, but you already knew that.  These elegant chairs are made in Canada by our custom upholsterer.  Richard has ordered them in many fabrics and often used them as lead chairs in a dining room or as a set of two surrounding a glass or granite side table.  The addition of the studding on these handsome chairs has eclipsed any of it’s previous incarnations.  Piping is lovely but I’ll take mine with tacks.

Studded Molly Chairs

Neutral in Green Velvet


Neutral in Green Velvet

Vintage Green Velvet Chair

Where would this chair not look fabulous?  Richard picked it up at auction so it’s history is unknown.  I would say some of the best derriers east of Toronto may have been fortunate enough to spend some time in it.  It’s worn pickled oak combined with fresh leaf green velvet  would look great with a small side table in a hall, living room or bedroom….or in my house.