May 5, 2011

~ skirted table

 
On a recent trip to Augusta, I found a skirted table that I thought might work in my Master bedroom. (HERE) I figured if it didn't work in my bedroom, I could use it in the guest room upstairs... it's so neutral, certainly it would work somewhere!  This little project is part of a larger list for this room that is currently on a "later" table.  Ultimately, I'd like to replace these dark brown leather wing chairs altogether, and lose the funky ottoman. Instead, I envision a beautiful french chaise with a french fabric in the right corner, and a pair of small, interesting, painted french chairs at the end of the bed with a small table between.  Under the mirror, a bench or ottoman or trunk, not sure about that yet...  


In the mean time, while living with the dark and masculine brown leather wing chairs, (what was I thinking?) new pillows and a skirted table will have to do... 
Here, you can see the original table... which isn't a bad table, just dark and boring, and not french.
So I put the skirt right on the existing table which isn't the right size, but you can definitely see that it's a warmer look.  Also, I added a different blanket and pillows from the bed since I sold the brown Fortuny pillows that used to be there to my sister-in-law... remember this post? (HERE)
 Still need: particle board table (coming) so I can use the other table somewhere else... and new pillows for chairs (waiting for fabric samples) I will also be looking for charming french chairs for end of bed, and I think I know what chaise I want, but will always be open to an antique if I find it before I'm ready to order...
It's a process, isn't it?

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3 comments:

pve design said...

Just like a pretty new skirt needs a new pair of shoes...it is a process and I love the way you immediatly "charmed up" your corner. I could see two french bergere chairs in a linen sitting pretty there.
Love that large gingham check skirt.
Pretty!
pve

Love Design Company said...

skirt look pretty, its amazing how fabrics soften a room isn't it?
have a great weekend!
Lindsay

Charlotte Des Fleurs said...

Jan - Love the skirt. While I am with you, two French Chairs (Louis XV or XVI) would be beautiful, have you considered having the leather chairs sprayed another color? Their shape is very nice and there is quite a range of color available for leather sprays. Just a thought...

By the way, it looks like you have a Jack Arnold home. One of the Monet series, perhaps? Je suis tres jaloux!