The never-ending LR story

mtnrdredux_gwFebruary 5, 2014

I'm going to try to keep any posts about my LR project on one thread, here, rather than posting on each element.

Where we last met our heroine, she had selected a sofa and sofa table. Next up, armchairs. These chairs should be a pair (there are three other orphan armchairs in the room).

Constraints:
Must be slipcovered.
Must be on casters or swivel (TV viewing)
Prefer exposed legs for airiness
Cannot be ungainly enormous
Must have adequate depth for a throw pillow
Must coordinate with Thibaut Preston ottoman (shown below in smaller size)

The choices are below. I am leaning toward the second one on row 2 (dontcha love the white matelasse, as an aside?). Can it fit a pillow?

I also like the blue one, which is a swivel, but are the arms too narrow for comfort? I like the casual aspect of it and it can definitely take a throw pillow (the back cushion I could do in a contrasting fabric). But I was trying to get something on exposed legs, to make the room feel more open? You see these from the back when you come in the front door.

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kellienoelle

My favorite is the second row left followed by second row right. They look more tailored, but that may just be my aesthetic, not yours. Is that matelasse a slipcover? It looks too perfect

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 12:50PM
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Arapaho

I needed to see the sofa again before I cast my vote and thought might need to as well-

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:02PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

They all come in slipcovers, though I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the photos. The matelasse does look slipped to me, enlarged on my screen.

One complexity is I like a fabric that I think you can only use on something skirted to the floor, ie bottom left in this photo (different colorway)

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Arapaho

Sometimes a room can get too "leggy" and a mix of exposed legs with a skirt or two helps break it up.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:26PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Yes, I agree. But do you think skirts will make it feel closed off, KWIM?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:28PM
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kswl2

I like all except the blue one, the arms look knifelike and uncomfortable. But only the second chair on the first row looks deep enough to hold a pillow and a person. It also looks best with the ottoman, which is fabulous.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:39PM
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Arapaho

Yes, I agree I wouldn't want to create a "closed" look. One designer in describing legs .vs. skirts said the upholstered pieces tend to "float" and not feel heavy. Adding one or two pieces that are skirted may be enough to break it up and create visual interest. Here's one article I found-

Here is a link that might be useful: Combining Leg Styles

This post was edited by arapaho on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 13:42

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:41PM
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kswl2

Have you seen the Calvin chair from Calico Corners? The arms remind me of your sofa-elect and the back pillow could be upholstered in something different. You could slip the chair and get the pillow in a different blues fabric and use it outside on top of the slipcover.

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sargentja

I like the second chair in the first row - although I'm not 100% sure I like the pleats. Looks generous and welcoming, casual but not sloppy. Simple lines that complement the sofa's lines but aren't matchy. Legs echo the ottoman legs but again are not too matchy.

The blue chair's arms look downright vicious.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
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CaroleOH

Can you sit in any of these chairs to try them out - or does comfort not really matter?

I ask this because I have two arm chairs which I picked out because of size, shape and the fabric options. I hate them. They look nice but are very uncomfortable to sit in for any period of time. So, I acknowledge that some times, the look of a piece is more important than the comfort - which is what happened to me when I ordered my two chairs. They will be replaced at some point because I now want to be comfy when sitting in the chair so the seat width and depth, arm height and overall cushion softness are things that I will analyze much more closely next time.

With that said, while I like the 1st chair in second row, the low arms make me think it would be uncomfortable to sit in without feeling like you're falling out.

I like the white matelasse chair or the tan one above it in the first row.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 1:57PM
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Arapaho

The furniture placement in your diagram can make a room feel smaller and closed off. I just moved my sofa that was in the same place as yours and it opened the room up and gives it a much larger feel. So in your layout, that would mean moving the sofa across from the FP and flanking it with your two chairs. That forces the TV to move to either side of the FP which might be a sticking point.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:07PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Carole, as was mentioned in a different thread, it has been my experience that no one carries furniture anymore! Or much of it. The store I am working with only has the blue one, with knife arms. I may go try it out.

KSWL, I actually do not want to copy the sofa arm. One, it wont be comfy and two, it isnt an element i particularly love. As for depth, the top right one is 1" deeper (22) then the matelasse (21)

Zen, LOL. Why I am not matching the sofa, do you find the rounded back discordant the the razor straight back of the sofa?

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kswl2

In that case I would go with the top right chair as it is deeper, and do a very flat pillow,

Did you already own the ottomans ....drooling over them here!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:14PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Arapaho, IMHO, what you suggest IS what makes a room feel smaller and closed off, too funny.

I do not like walking into the backs of large objects. To me, when you enter the room, the large object should be as far away as possible. Same with a bed.

If the sofa were opposite the fpl, in my mind the LE would seem 4-5 feet narrower?

The layout shows the direction most people will enter from; in fact it is mostly the lower left corner here.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:16PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

KSWL, hmm do you think an inch matters? I thought the flat top looked better w the top line of the sofa (I know, sorry, I am picking and choosing what part of the sofa to echo, but maybe not ignoring it).
The ottoman will be one ottoman, 48x16. I am ordering it, fabric TBD. As soon as I saw it I was done.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:20PM
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kswl2

Absolutely, I think every inch matters in a chair. I have also grown to like the flatter pillows that add just a small layer of soft and are not so perky and stuffed that they keep your back from enjoying the chair.

Looking into that ottoman!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:26PM
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Arapaho

Mtn, I hear your point and now understand the flow better. My room is long and narrower like yours but my sofa is now against the wall (where your FP is). It did have it's back greeting everyone who entered which closed the room off (where your chairs are). So there is a big difference. My FP is also at the end of the room (where your screened porch doors are).

Scratch my previous suggestion :)

My apologies for the diversion and I'll return to your subject matter - chairs!

This post was edited by arapaho on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 14:36

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:32PM
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sargentja

I don't think the rounded back of the top row right chair is discordant with the straight back of your sofa. The rounded back is echoed by the curved arms (back sides? no idea what to call those) of the sofa - and will be even more perfect with the two chairs placed as you have them.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:36PM
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Sueb20

I like both chairs in the right hand column.

Just FYI swivel chairs don't usually have legs.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:36PM
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kswl2

I don't know where you saw the ottoman mtn, but Thibaut launched an entire new line at high point of which it was part. Lots of photos in this blog linked below. One of the wallpapers / fabrics is an aqua modern take on chinoiserie toile that is too wonderful, South Sea, I immediately thought of,your house--- it also comes in navy, in a gorgeous pink, lime green, etc. for some room in your house it would be perfect! Of course, I always thnk that and then people recoil in horror at the bright color or the pattern, lol. But there are also lots of coffee tables and side tables that have a vaguely Moroccan influence that you might like.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lisa. Mende Design

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:38PM
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outsideplaying_gw

First, I do love the matelasse fabric! The first one, second row just says 'flop down right here and stay awhile' to me. It looks very comfortable. The 2 on the first row look, I don't know, kind of skimpy or something. Maybe it's the way the slipcovers are depicted on them or there is too much leg showing. The blue one is nice, but I don't think the bottom cushion could be all that comfy; I'd be expecting it to whoosh out from under me if I sat in it. First perceptions.....

Wow, kswl, you find the most interesting things!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:58PM
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suero

You have many leggy elements in the room. According to Billy Baldwin, whose decoration is IMHO timeless, too many naked chair legs left a room looking âÂÂrestless.âÂÂ

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mtnrdredux_gw

KSWL, I will have a lot of asian elements, but I am trying not to do full on Chinoiserie. My aim is more, Sea-Captain-and-World-Traveler-and-collector-of-global-curiosities.
That may mean a melange (or mess) of Chinoiserie, Ikat, Suzani, Moroccan, and my antique Delft tiles, oh with some modern thrown in.

Okay, I do know the admonition about leggy rooms. So let me try this version. All of these are skirted. Functionally, they don't have the casters the others did but they swivel (yes, Sue, I didn't think you could have a swivel with legs). The other plus is I could use the fabric with the border design (bottom left corner, post at 13:02, in an off white and blue colorway).

I like the top right one.

PS Arapaho, it's all good, this is my consolidated LR post. : ) Anything LR goes here, which will cut down on my threads.

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theclose

Gorgeous ottoman!! Really love it. I like the top right or the second row right with your couch. And I think the swivel will serve you well.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 4:07PM
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jterrilynn

I really love the first chair on left on the 2nd row but with a skirt (in the first chair picks).

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    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 4:15PM
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peegee

Re: legginess: I've always preferred the clean look of bare legs, and have balanced the impact with somewhat substantial case goods to completely avoid the "restlessness".

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mtnrdredux_gw

Oh no, raise your hand if you are a "leg man"! LOL

I agree with Peegee, but, OTOH, I don't want to be "restless" .... and, I can get a swivel if I go legless... and I can use that cool fabric.

Anyone else like the cool fabric ? (see my post at 13:02), chair in bottom left

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theclose

Um, absolutely LOVE the cool fabric! I think it will look great with all you have chosen thus far.

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Arapaho

Are you thinking of going with the custom blue color? I just noticed the same fabric is used for drapes that's on the chair in your photo. I think the blue would look beautiful with what you've chosen.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 5:23PM
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caminnc

double post

This post was edited by caminnc on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 17:50

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 5:47PM
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caminnc

I like the second chair on row two. This picture might help. Sofa is similar to yours and it shows both skirted and un-skirted chairs.

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mtnrdredux_gw

Arapaho, yes! Mamorella, good!

CaminNC,
Well I guess I can do either on then. Altho, to be fair, this room doesn't ALSO have 2 random arm chairs, all legged...

Great job finding the photo tho!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:03PM
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caminnc

mtnrdredux, well kinda but look in the mirror!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:20PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

LOL, is that image right? Why do the chairs look so high.

And, is that newpaper for wallpaper?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:23PM
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caminnc

Haha, I don't know, I just found the image from a store that I like to shop. Looks like newspaper to me, lol

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:30PM
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chispa

Caminnc, that looks like a Cisco furniture display at Market and it looks like the sofa I'm considering for our playroom!

Mtn, I'll join you in the "I prefer exposed legs on my chairs" club. I also like my beds with exposed legs. You can vary the height/width of the legs so there is no restless leg syndrome in the room! I did have to give in on the 2 armchairs in the guest house (man cave) as DH wanted swivels and those had to be skirted ... not a single skirt in the main part of the house, other than the ones I wear!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 7:04PM
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oldbat2be

I like the second chair in row 2 (first picture). None of the chairs in your 3:57 PM today post do anything for me. I feel as though they would always look wrinkled....

LOVE the ottoman!

What are you doing for a rug? I still rather lust after the over dyed pink one.

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mtnrdredux_gw

Chispa, do you like the swivel? It makes me scrunch up my nose a little ... dangerously close to Barcalounger territory. But I can see the benefit; I do occasionally nod to function!

Old bat, that is my favorite too. I just need to decide between my favorite chair in a vacuum, vs lowering my leg count and getting a little swivel action...

I still have a crush on overdyed rugs! But with this direction, ie all the blue and white patterns, I plan on a boring textural thing ... something on the seagrass sisal continuum, inexpensive, and custom sized.

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kswl2

If you do the sisal rug, band it in blue and white stripe...

"Dangerously close to BarcaLounger territory.."
I am putting together a pretty good idea of your idea of Hell, mtnrd....

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 9:44PM
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oldbat2be

I'll believe the inexpensive part when I see it :)

I am hopeless at visualizing unless I see something. Suggest grouping together all the final contestants into a single file/olioboard and living with them as your screensaver for a week or two.

Have you posted your inspiration picture(s) for this room?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 9:59PM
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chispa

Mtn, honestly I haven't sat in them since they were delivered a few months ago. I usually sit on the sofa if I venture into the man cave hi-fi mecca! I'll have to go check tomorrow, but if I remember correctly they don't freely swivel, they have a return point, which doesn't make sense to me. DH moves the chairs around for optimal listening, so we probably could have skipped the swivel.

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mtnrdredux_gw

KSWL, Joanie from Cote De T says no, it draws attention to the wrong thing. I just heard saw that when I was learning all about seagrass! Like most things, I think it depends. Maybe up the stairs?!

Chispa, Well now if it were me, Id say I can't go check the mancave right now because we have about a foot of snow and ice.

OldBat, I think you are teasing me! And I have posted that poor room a million times. Even I am sick of it. I think I will amend this post to add a photo album with all the relevant stuff. Since of course there is nothin' y'all would rather see!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:43PM
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geokid

No to the blue and the 1st one in the second row, the one with the separate seat cushion. Too many separate slipcovers to deal with.

I apologize if this has been covered in other threads, but have you considered moving the two chairs by the window to the left of the fireplace to be centered on the large main window with a larger game table in between?

Like this, kind of

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:52PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

I think that's a good idea. You mean like below?

It's certainly a viable permutation. I think we will be able to decide things like that in person (we have only spent one weekend there, and before that we were in it for 20 minutes once, and then for a few hours for inspection!). I haven't really focussed on occasional tables etc since I think we have things we might use.

I know the weekend we did spend there, DH and I read the newspaper in those two chairs to the left of the fpl and I kind of liked the nook feel and the view. But a game table is always a good idea!

I don't think it changes my current quest (trying to select the items in pink), but thanks for mentioning it!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 12:18AM
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chispa

Mtn, no snow excuse here in sunny CA, but it did stay cool at 55F! I was just too lazy to get out of my chair, crab a key and set/reset the alarm.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 12:54AM
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geokid

Yes, that is what I meant. I like it. I gives that corner more breathing room and it draws attention to that beautiful, large window.

Looking at the picture I posted again, which coincidentally has a very similar sofa to yours, I think the chair in the second row on the right is most similar to the chairs in the picture and would look very nice.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 1:13AM
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joaniepoanie

I vote for the first chair in the second row...it looks the most comfortable for lounging and tv viewing.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 9:48AM
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yayagal

Take a look at this site, I typed in swivel and came up with chairs that swivel and have slipcovers. These are the swivels that turn 360. The entire site is interesting .

Here is a link that might be useful: chairs

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 10:38AM
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Arapaho

This chair is a swivel/glider from Ballards - love the lines of this chair with your sofa & ottoman.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 11:26AM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Thanks, Ladies.

I was sticking with Lee because I know the quality will be fine. I have never bought anything major from Ballards's.

I agree tho Arapaho, they look great! Do worry that the arms are too thin to lean on ...

will take a look!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 11:37AM
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deeinohio

At times, seems we are traveling the same decorating path, though my little lakehouse is minuscule compared to yours. I, too, am looking for 2 slipcovered swivel chairs. I'm waiting for a few samples from Lee, but just got Serena's email today and may go that route. I like that Serena's Lee furniture is 8 way hand-tied where Crate and Barrel's is not.

May I ask if you are buying through an ID, or where else you're finding the Lee?

BTW, finally got my French cafe chairs. I have never received an online purchase so well packed. S & L definitely earned my repeat business.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 12:18PM
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suero

Just for the heck of it, a bunch of unskirted swivel chairs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Milo Baughman

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 2:18PM
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kitschyKitch

Austin Powers, your chairs are in.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 12:34AM
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cooperbailey

Late again. But. I love the slipped chair with the matelassé cover and the gorgeous legs! The matelassé chair says to me, " I am a family heirloom chair too comfy and wonderful not to use here at the beach house"
I think the chairs slipped to the floor are too ordinary for a world traveling, collecting, eclectic sea captain.
I do love my slipcovered chairs with skirts for my house however.
Having the best time viewing your beach house threads!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 9:42AM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Hi Cooper, you are kind! I love the matelasse, too, but I think I am heavily influenced by the fabric, and I am not using the fabrics pictured. It is between that chair thought and the top right swivel skirted chair.

Glad you are enjoying the project. It's starting to overwhelm me ..

KK, LOL

Suero, I am not sure if I have the nerve for those!

Dee,
Thanks. I love Lee's site because it is so easy to search and compare. Our local Lee dealer is a store I like a lot, Lillian August, so I went there and have a sales associate helping me, largely in an order-taking capacity. I am not sure what her training is but I do not want to use an ID qua ID. I've never found one whose work I really like and find to be differentiated, and who doesn't automatically choose the most expensive when something else will do. For certain things, I am willing to spend whatever it costs, but that need not define every element of every room in one's home, KWIM?

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mtnrdredux_gw

Hi everyone,

Here's a new mockup I did with the chandelier, which i decided to buy. It also has the sofa table, the antique delft tiles we are using on the fpl surround, and the area rug style (it will be custom sized).

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 11:33PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Here is another mockup from another angle.

This shows what we plan to do in the fpl area to tone down the panelling and darkness.

1) delft tile over the brick (IRL our tiles are antiques, and much paler and simpler)
2) there is a wood panel insert over the fpl, we will replace it with aged mirror
3) mounted on the mirror will be two sconces. I am delighted to have found a replacement for these sconces, which were IIRC 3800 each

And instead will get these, from the UK, all in more like 400 each:

They are on the hokey side but I like them...

This post was edited by mtnrdredux on Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 23:47

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 11:40PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

I also bought the sofa and chairs and ottman. I am getting them all in an off white duck and will slipcover them (except the ottoman).

Here are the fabrics. Unforuntately the photos from the Quadrille site can be a little off, I will have to snap a photo of the samples, gives you a better idea of how they work together.

I am not positive I want to use the petite navy zigzag on the ottoman; but I am sold on the Batik on the sofa body, striped rectangular bolsters, and probably a plain linen pillow on each side too. The chairs will be in the paisley.

If I dont do the ottoman zigzag, I might do this with a navy welt:

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 11:45PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Whew, sorry about the gazillion posts, but Photobucket was acting up so I couldn't fold it all into one.

I need a lamp on the sofa table. Do you like any of these (would you introduce any aqua? The thing about the Chinese ceramic is that I, sadly, don't like any of the inexpensive ones (believed me I have looked at them all), and it is too precarious a spot for a precious one.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 12:02AM
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oldbat2be

The rooom is really coming to life; it looks clean, fresh and inviting.

I'd say no to the aqua. Of the remaining three lamps, #3 (the turtle lamp) or #4, but is 4 a little too matchy?

Have you spent any time looking at Wildwood lamps? I seem to recall a fair amount of Chinese ceramic bases (price range 300-500 I think).

Are you sure about the gold sconces with the silver hanging light? They seem a little discordant.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:19AM
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pugga

I am loving following your posts. It's going to be a beautiful room.

Re: the lamps - does the second from left have some gold tones in it? I'm wondering how a mostly silvery tone (like the turtle lamp appears) will look with your sconces so maybe the second one would mesh better.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:27AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I just love the blue and white with the dark paneling...that is such an excellent choice. I'm so glad you're having fun mixing the patterns as well. The zigzag on the ottoman looks fun.

If you want to introduce the aqua, do you have other places in mind to use it in the room too? If not, then I'd let it be....though it certainly is very coastal.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:28AM
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mlweaving_Marji

I like 2 or 3. Love the turtle really, would love to know the source on it.
Love how all your fabric choices are coming together. Personally the mix of gold and silvery tones doesn't bother me at all. You're not looking at bright chrome, but rather soft-silver, which picks up gold at angles. IIRC that pendant chandy is a soft-silver finish too.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:39AM
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deee_gw

I thought about mentioning this in your vacation thread. There is a really fabulous furniture store in Charleston/Mt Pleasant that you should consider visiting.

It's enormous and the entire store has a fresh coastal vibe. It's easy to find and worth a small detour. Around here it's unusual to find a huge store completely devoted to the style. It may be redundant for you but I thought it was worth a mention.

Here is a link that might be useful: Celadon

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 8:01AM
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mlweaving_Marji

Deee, I was in there on Saturday! Saw a lot of the fixtures that I've been looking at online, IRL there.
Actually, I thought about posting this for mtn to look at, pic taken Saturday in Celadon. The base is gorgeous mother-of-pearl.
The shade is one of those horrid plastic placeholder lampshades. Interestingly, Celadon has quite a few lamps with those awful shades, yet they don't have a selection of shades. Charleston Lighting though has an amazing selection of great shades, but a rather stuffy collection of lamps.
Solution is to buy lamp at Celadon then take it over to Charleston Lighting to choose a great shade.

Mtn, this is probably a bit too on the shiny side for your room, but it reminds me a bit of your #2 choice above.

EDIT- this lamp was at Candelabra in Mt Pleasant. I was in both stores on Saturday. Sorry for the confusion

Here is a link that might be useful: Candelabra

This post was edited by mlweaving_Marji on Mon, Feb 17, 14 at 8:47

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mtnrdredux_gw

MlWeaving, that's a really nice lamp. I am not sure why, but I don't think I want a perfect round; perhaps it is too modern?

Dee, Thank you! I am indeed hoping I can find some things for the house on my travels.

Ml Weaving, a few places sell the turtle shell, in both silver plated and gold plated versions. I put a link below

Here is a link that might be useful: Turtle lamp source

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:21AM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Oldbat, Thank you!
Discordant is my theme, LOL.
The chandy is silver and gold, but it is matte and tiny bit distressed. I had always planned to lighten up the fpl wall with antique mirror, so that brings in silver again. And I just have an indefensible crush on the coral sconce. I think it can work, and I also think it means my lamp can be silver or brass. Thanks for the tip, I will go look at Wildwood!

Pugga, Thank you! I'm taking a lot of risks so it's always nice when someone likes it. The chandy is silver and gold, so I think it's ok.

Annie, Thank you. Yes, I could use an aqua throw, or use aqua pillows on the (white duck) chairs in the inglenooks.

I think I am going to look at some brass choices, too.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:29AM
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deee_gw

mlweaving_Marji - Do you shop at Celadon often? MP is a 3 1/2 drive for me so getting to visit is a special treat. Someday I have to plan a trip around a warehouse sale.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 12:19PM
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pugga

Love the chandy. I'm really not an all-must-match girl but even with my mish-mash style, I'm bothered if finishes are too far off each other. Hard to explain.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 1:37PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

I agree, pugga, it can be tricky.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 1:49PM
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francoise47

Just wanted to say in response to your post at "Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 23:45" that I love how you are pulling everything together. I love your sofa, your fabrics, etc. I like your chandelier too!

For the sofa table, I like the Chinese ceramic on the far left photo best. But all of them would look great in your room.

Since you have a number of more "traditional" elements in the room to reinforce that late 19th-century sea captain's parlor theme, you could at this point mix in some more modern, contemporary lamps on the sofa table, just to keep the room eclectic.

Or (although this might be too theme), there is this "tea caddy" lamp at Wisteria:

Seen in context on the Wisteria website:

I'm also a huge fan of this chandelier and hope that someone uses it to good effect on Gardenweb:

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 2:35PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Thanks, Francoise! I had that very lamp bookmarked. I decided it might be too casual, tho.

As for the chandy, it looks a bit like one I am using in mr DR!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 2:51PM
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suero

I like the tortoise shell lamp the best of the four, but I also like this pagoda lamp from the same site as the tortoise shell, but maybe with a taller shade.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 2:52PM
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francoise47

Yes, I agree that the tea caddy lamp is probably too casual.

What about going real vintage/antique for the lamps on the sofa table? Maybe something that looks like an old oil burning lamp?

Or, for faux vintage, check out the House of Antique Hardware.

Or, for a lamp that feels like a mermaid, this one from Currey and Co?

Lamps are so much fun because of the sheer variety.

Here is a link that might be useful: House of Antique Hardware

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 3:06PM
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francoise47

When I say I think you could get away with something quite modern, I was thinking of a lamp like this with clean lines:

Too much blue?

Very sweet. But more bedroom than living room?

I love this beach-y lamp that also manages to feel almost Victorian to me because of the rattan:

(All from Currey and Co.)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 3:51PM
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kellienoelle

I love those blue fabrics that you have chosen and am so envoius with how they are all blending together. I love that tortoise shell lamp, but I also like the one that francoise selected. Take that for what it's worth because I tend to the casual anyway.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 3:55PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Francoise, I really like the bamboo Currey one, but I had nixed it because I felt it was too tall and skinny for the spot I think...

Thanks, Kellie.

I have a new round of lamps I found and will repost.

Suero, I like the pagoda one! I am not sure it it's too skinny though. Somehow, the fact that the table is so long and skinny lead me to think I need a fat-ish lamp?

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:08PM
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kswl2

Love the aqua lamp and the one next to it (mother of pearl?), also the tea caddy lamp, which i do not think is too casual in the least considering all the upholstered pieces will be slipcovered. Tole is a historical reference that would be perfect for your room, and that aqua is a wonderful, fabulous accent color to go with the blue and white! Not crazy about the faux bamboo, which looks like a mixed metaphor with a switch. You could also do heavy clear glass ginger jar lamps with sea glass pieces filling them up, maybe not in the living room but somewhere.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:29PM
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francoise47

A little off topic because it is a bedroom, but this room from Houzz reminded me a bit of your eclectic ship captain's living room:

Traditional Bedroom by Sharon Architects & Designers Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses

I like the lamps.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:38PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

The one next to it is a very interesting acid etched mirror. I think it looks sort of gourd-like or sea urchin-esque. You are the first to comment on it, KSWL, and it was one of my faves. However, I thought at first it was metal. I don't want to spend more than say $500 for anything breakable, given the precarious location (see link fwiw)

I have a new round of lamps to throw out there.. I do like the idea of the glass ones, evoking glass floats a bit. And the pierced nod to Asia. The tricky thing is, on one hand, it should be somewhat casual, but there are certainly some formal aspects.

Here is a link that might be useful: cool finish

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:41PM
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suero

Here's your sofa table with the tortoise shell lamp and the pagoda lamp to scale. I also put a larger lampshade on the pagoda lamp.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 5:34PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Suero, you are so kind, I was just doing the same thing!

I am starting to like the white, to my surprise. The room I am copying has a lot of painted white items, a trunk, radiator cover, etc. I think my room needs more (my moodboard is missing the white asian-inspired TV case)

Anyway lamps in situ:

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 5:43PM
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kswl2

From the new round, #1 and #4 are the clear winners for me. And love the lamp I thought was MOP, very cool almost industrial finish.

I know there's almost universal praise for the turtle shell lamp, but I think it is just too obvious... Sort of like a rooster lamp in a French Country room....bet u can guess how I know this :-)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 5:52PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

LOL, KSWL. One is allowed only a few of those indulgences. And I already have the coral sconces...

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 6:02PM
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francoise47

I like all the new lamps you posted. I do especially like the white lamp -- it contrasts nicely with the sofa table. And adds texture, but not color, to a room that already has a lot to interest the eyes. It also reinforces the white and blue theme.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:10PM
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Patricia43

Lamp #2 or lamp #4.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:24PM
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Patricia43

Lamp #2 or lamp #4.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:26PM
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suero

Lamp #2. Lamp #4 is visually too heavy for the table.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 10:02PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Thanks, everyone, I just bought lamp 2. On to the next decision!

: )

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 10:24PM
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maryanne3

Could you please tell me where to source that chandelier you said you hoped someone could use? I know just the person - ha! It's beautiful! Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:05PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Do you mean the one above, from Francoise/

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:07PM
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maryanne3

Would you please tell me where to source that chandelier you thought someone could put to good use? I know just the person and place for it- ha! It's beautiful! Thank you.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:08PM
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francoise47

Maryanne3,

The polished nickel chandelier with black shades I posted above on Mon, Feb 17, 14 at 14:35 is part of the Jasper collection made by Hudson Valley Lighting.

Glad you like it!

mtnrdredux -- glad you found your sofa table lamps. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful sea captain's beach house.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jasper collection Hudson Valley Lighting

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 7:45AM
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maryanne3

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 11:25AM
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