A friend and I recently had a discussion about the womb chair. This chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948. Even though the chair is now 70 years old (seventy!), it’s still very much in demand. The curves are easy to like, and it’s a great chair for lounging in multiple positions.
Style at Home
The Brick House
Do you know what this object is?
It’s a candle snuffer. A very modern one at that! Here’s a more traditional version:
candle snuffer, 1st Dibs
Historically, a candle snuffer was used to trim the wick of a candle without actually putting out the flame. It looked more like scissors than a cone. Now, we used the snuffer to extinguish the flame. With a snuffer, there’s no need to blow smoke across your living room. This little gadget does the work for you. It’s actually very quite civilized.
candle snuffer, Mark & Graham
candle snuffer, Tiffany & Co.
Do you use a snuffer? Where’s it from?
I first saw the Birdie in a hotel in Switzerland (at the Hotel Alpine Lodge) over a decade ago. I thought it was so whimsical.
Birdie – Ingo Maurer, â‚¬1740
The Birdie was designed by German lighting designer Ingo Maurer in 2002. While a few versions do exist, the one above is made up of 12 low-voltage bulbs and goose feather wings.
All these years later, I still really like this chandelier, and I think it fits in well in the spaces below.
Â Bo Bedre
As many of you may already know, I love my sofa. It was my first real furniture investment post-PhD life, and almost five years later, I still absolutely love it.
my living room as photographed by Donna Griffith, via Style at Home
This sofa is an English roll arm style, which is characterized by a tight back and rolled arms. This tailored style has low arms and, generally, a deep seat, which makes it a very comfortable piece. The English roll arm sofa looks perfectly at home in casual spaces as well as more formal spaces.
via Modern Country Style
via My Domaine
Alexander James Interior Design
sofa, $1982 CAD, Overstock
sofa, $1609+ USD, Roger & Chris
loveseat, Lee Industries
chair, $799 USD, One King’s Lane
There are coat racks, and then there are coat racks. Designed in 1953, the Eames Hang It All coat rack is a stand-out with its fun wooden balls. It was originally designed with the aim of encouraging children to hang up their own clothes. While the colourful Hang It All gets a lot of attention, the black and white versions are also deserving of our attention.Â
Eames Hang-it-All, $211 (on sale), EQ3
Vitra Home Stories
via My Scandinavian Home
photo by Brigitta Wolfgang, via Seventy Nine Ideas
photo by Anders Bergstedt, Style and Create
Mitt Lille Hjerte
What is book matched marble? It’s when two slabs of marble are set side-by-side like a mirror image, resembling the pages of an open book. The result is absolutely beautiful. As if marble on its own wasn’t beautiful enough, right?
Cecconi Simone via Contemporist
Marble of the World
Because I’m Addicted
Let’s talk about this chair:
Wassily Chair, Knoll
What we know today as the Wassily Chair was originally named the Model B3 Chair. It was designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer after he was inspired by the bent handlebar of a bicycle. The chair was later renamed the Wassily Chair after Breuer’s friend, Wassily Kandinsky (yes, the painter).
While the original Model B3 Chair was made from fabric, it was later re-introduced with leather. Knoll Furniture produces the chair today (and many knockoffs are floating around the marketplace, too).
While some look at this chair and can’t imagine that it’s comfortable, I’m here to tell you that it’s an easy one to sink in to!
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair, $1762CAD, 1st Dibs
Wassily Chair, Design Within Reach
via Design Attractor
my red Wassily-inspired chair (via Style at Home)
Reference: The Coolist
Can you name the pattern of this floor?
Room for Tuesday
It’s called herringbone. We see it in the interior design and fashion worlds all the time, and people really do love herringbone marble or wood floors (including me, of course – have you seen my foyer?). The term herringbone is named as such for its resemblance to the bones of a fish such as the herring (see more at herringbone pattern).
Kashaya & Co.
Daily Dream Decor
Three Birds Renovations
Looks Like White
Check out this chair. Pretty beautiful, eh?
Flag Halyard lounge chair
Flag Halyard lounge chair
This is Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair, and it dates back to 1950. 1950! The chair’s design is almost 70 years old, and it’s still going strong. Pretty fantastic, I’d say. Wegner, a renowned Danish furniture designer, designed this chair out of from metal, rope, and sheepskin as you can see. It adds interest and sculpture to any room.
Chanel Bags and Cigarette Drags
Graham & Co.
home of Danielle Moss (co-founder of the Everygirl) via Jacquelyn Clark
You know that massive fringe we sometimes see on furniture like…
Do you know what it’s called?
It’s called bullion fringe.
And I think we’re going to be seeing it more often in years to come. This type of ornamental trim is very traditional and has been around since the 17th century (according to Wikipedia). This particular trim, bullion, has a twisted texture, and it is generally 3 to 9 inches in length (also according to Wikipedia).
Look at how these bullion fringe pieces look beautiful in modern and traditional decor.
via Pamplemousse Design
via Interiors by Candace
via Fresh Sofa
And here are a couple of pieces that I found in online stores ready for your modern-day homes.
Finally, if you’re more into DIY, check out Christine Dovey’s take on a bullion fringe daybed DIY.
Pretty neat, right? I love how classics work in so many ways!
Final note: Some of you may recall that I’ve recently decided to end my weekly Hotel to Home series. Trivia Thursday is a new series I’ve just debuted. It’s currently in test mode as I’d like to know if you are interested in the series, and if it’s one that I feel passionate about, too. If you have any questions, or would like to learn about something in the design world, let me know!