Thursday, 22 April 2010

Fun Chair & Update




I thought I'd share some photos of this fun chair we just had painted and re-upholstered for one of my clients. We used plain hot pink felt to cover the seat. We wanted to keep the chair all one colour and not cover the seat in a busy pattern. I can't wait to deliver it to my client. I am sure she is going to love it!

I have also had so many people ask me about the progress of our renovation and expansion. As usual, things have taken a little longer than anticipated. Upstairs is ALMOST done. I took these photos of the pink chair in our upstairs area. As you can see the cabinetry is almost complete and we are just waiting for our lighting to be installed. This should all be done in a week or so.

We will then be closing the shop for approximately 1 month from the 10th May to complete the renovation and expansion of the shop downstairs. So it is all systems go with a big re-opening party planned for mid-June! Oh and in amongst that we are moving house and having a baby so it is very full-on in my little world at the moment!!

54 comments:

danielle said...

I.LOVE.THIS.CHAIR!!!!


fantastic job

Shell Sherree said...

Yes, just a few minor events on your immediate calendar! ;) I love your treatment of the chair ~ the single colour really puts a distinctive stamp on it ~ almost surprising how much so.

Rebecca Timson said...

Wow... I love this chair. The colour is AMMMMAAAZING!!!

Ta
Beq
http://beqdesign.blogspot.com/

Lovely Little Nest said...

SO fab! I love it!!

Can't wait to see the reno pics when you're all done! :)

ashlina said...

adorable! love the shade of pink.

LiveLikeYou said...

FUN is right. That will cheer up any interiors. Love it!!

Kelly Green said...

The chairs looks great - Do I spy some vintage wallaper in your new counter tops too? What a busy month it will be.......KG

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Love it! That color is perfection- I think I might paint my bedside table that color.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Romero said...

Bonita!!! muy bonita (y vibrante) silla.

Sarah said...

Good luck Anna with all of this! the chair is beautiful, I really love that color...I wish I could attend your grand re-opening but will have to settle for the 'virtual party' - do keep us posted !!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

LOVE it! xo

Paper Tree Design said...

Love, love, love that chair. What a fantastic idea! Good luck with the renovation .... sounds exciting, can't wait to see the changes. Wishing you a stress free birth! Michelle

Champagne Taste said...

I LOVE everything about this chair!!!! Great JOB!

Natasha said...

Great Idea, love how girly and PINK this chair is...
Good luck with all the moving and shaking, looking forward to pictures of the new space!

Northern Light

L. Collins said...

I love that chair! It's amazing how a fresh coat of paint and a re-upholstered seat brings new life to an old piece of furniture! Stunning as always xoxo

Dianne said...

Anna I just got the May issue of House and Home. I cannot stop swooning over your home. It is beautiful and so FRESH! Thank you for sharing it.

Sally J said...

I have a thing for painted chairs, and when they're pink...even better!
I'm sure this chair will bring some real pizzazz to your space.
DivineDistractions.blogspot.com

A Perfect Gray said...

chair is divine...best wishes on ALL your new ventures...

Kim Grey said...

i'm in *love* with this chair

Megan said...

Oh, I just love it! What is not to love about a vibrant pink?! Makes you smile.

Karena said...

The chair is fabulous Anna!! Very excited to see what you do with the shop!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Lee McKenzie said...

I love the chair. I can imagine it in many colours, and I want one of each!

Mariska Meijers said...

I think it looks more than just fun, Stunning. Good luck with the renovations, moving, having a baby etc etc! You are an amazing juggler (hope that is the right expression in English).

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Oh Anna, it looks so pretty. I think of you every time I see that deep watermelon-y pink. That, and pastel, mint green.
Good luck with everything. Never rains, but it pours...!
xLouise

C said...

The chair looks fantastic! Never would have imagined hot pink to be so chic. Will it be a single statement piece or an whole set?
You do sound like a busy bee but I'm sure you're handling everything with efficiency & grace:)

Michelle @ Divine Finds (Australia) said...

I am so looking forward to seeing your new shop Anna. I must pop in and visit again...having withdrawals!

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

Oh my God! I love the fuchsia on this chair! So cheerful, perfect for the summer! xo

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Dont worry - I'm sure she will luv it Anna, like I do, gorgeous luscious pink!

Carole said...

It looks amazing.
My job for tomorrow is to spray an old chair gold. The chair has been with me since I was 10 and I'm hoping it works.
ps.good luck with the baby and the move and everything!

Suzy said...

Wow, gorgeous.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Audacious colour. Love it, just my cup of tea.

pve design said...

Now that chair tickles me PINK! :)
pve

ArtDesigNature said...

Hi Anna.
I just picked up a copy of Canadian House & Home and read the article you were featured in. Very cool seeing you here as I've been a fan of your blog for years! Congratulations.
Michele
Montreal, Canada

Hilton said...

What a joy to visit you, fresh, sparkling and inspiring.........

Hilton said...

What a joy to visit you, fresh, interesting and inspirational.

Wee Mary said...

Wow, what a fab chair!

/Marie
(Sweden)

Karen said...

Congrats on all of your successes!
Best wishes, Karen

tis said...

me encanta las fotos de tu blog,the flowers,furniture,papers,and red chair,Congratulations!I speak english a little, excuseme.

Becolorful said...

Oh, I can't believe I am the first to comment on this. I am really loving it. So many times I visit blogs and I see this comment but I am SERIOUSLY loving it and don't know how to put it in more expressive words without sounding like a creepy stalker. I think the monochromatic look and that raspberry color are stunning. I have a chair like this in the basement and I am so going to give this a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration. What a lucky client you have.
Pamela

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I am eagerly anticipating the big reveal come June! You truly do it all! Oh and love the pink chair, but who wouldn't? ; )
xoxo katie

Alexandra Rae said...

And having a baby! Wow I'll say it's full-on. Wish I were in Australia so I could pop in for the grand re-opening!

Alexandra Rae said...

Oh and I love the upholstery choice! I never ever would have thought to use the same color as the chair. Great solution for a busy bright Chippendale.

MB said...

I love the design on the back of the chair. The pink is so bold, I secretly really love it!

Kerri said...

Maybe you should write a book on time management Anna, I honestly don't know how you do it all. Love the chair, and all the best with your adventures this coming year. k xx

lindsay said...

Love this!! I just bough a fabulous chair the other day to revamp... can't wait to see how mine turns out!

Lindsay
A Design Story
www.adesignstory.com

Charlotta Ward said...

What a great colour! Love it!

This is so what I have to do with my dining chairs only I don't know how to. The structure is in a dark wood veneer - yes, I know it sounds hideous but they were once so chic and in line with the whole 'lounge look'.. :)
Is it possible to paint them? Do you know what I need to do?

x Charlotta

Emma said...

Love this colour. One of my favs! x

Twenty Two Flamboyant Street said...

Love how you chose to go plain, no pattern or texture on the cushion. As a decorator it is tempting to always go for one of the hundreds of fabulous patterns available.

lisaroy said...

LOVE this chair!

Design Darling said...

love, love, love this and saving it for inspiration down the road. thank you!!!

Chantal said...

Très beau ce que vous faites. Félicitations.

saralundgren said...

WOW! I love that chair, what a great idea!

Rosie Doll said...

I heart this chair!! Kudos to you...what a great idea.

Staci said...

i just came across your blog and I have a random question. I am building a new home and really love white floors and am considering doing them in my main living area. I noticed the white floors in this pic. Just wondered what your thoughts are on them. Are they really high maintenace? Are you cleaning them all the time? I love them but don't want to be a slave to cleaning them all the time. I would love your opinion.