Upholstered chairs



I’m in a major renovation mode. The thing is, real life is getting in the way. For someone who doesn’t have a real job (except the once a week talk show), I am getting a taste of full time work these past weeks. Not complaining. Just saying. Everything’s been good! Lots of collaborations and new endorsements.

While waiting for my kitchen renovation to re-start (we are 70% done and in halt mode now, pending the arrival of windows and sink), Samsung installed two amazing air-condition units in our little old cottage. The gorgeous Rose Inverter air conditioner is in our formal living room. This means we need to upgrade our windows while maintaining the capiz sliding windows. So that’s going to be a bit of a panic.

I’ve also been thinking of reupholstering my new old couch or acquiring a club chair in a bold colour. I’m back in the drawing board with the Daphne Furniture® team. But that’ll take months before I can reveal what we’ve got in store.

In the meantime I did some window shopping in my partner site Serena & Lily. What a gorgeous world…


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Serena and Lily custom upholstery now 30% off until Nov 5. Enter code GET30.


Here’s the Spruce Street Chair in Turquoise Putty Diamond upholstery.


Spruce Street Chair in Saffron Putty Diamond upholstery.


The same chair in Turquoise Peridot upholstery.



Shop Nursery Basics from Serena & Lily

Kelly Wearstler in my house!



While everyone has been relaxing over this long weekend, I just got the biggest and most exciting shock of my life in an email.

Kelly Wearstler is now a site partner of this blog!!! Ahhhh! Gasp! Kelly Wearstler!!! My life peg with the globally successful design firm, stunning homes, model-thin body, eccentric rocker chic outfits. I even have this running joke with some friends that whenever I’m in doubt, I say to myself, “What would Kelly do?”

Needless to say, this is a big deal for me.


I assume everyone knows Kelly Wearstler. But in case you are reading her name for the first time, Kelly Wearstler is a renowned American designer and tastemaker known for her enchanting take on interiors. In the Fall of 2011, Wearstler debuted her ready–to–wear and accessories collection, while simultaneously opening the doors to her flagship boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.


Her website sells all her furniture, fashion, jewelry and accessories. This beautiful chair is in the site – Souffle leather chair.


How many of us were inspired by the library she designed for her boys?


The site and her books show many of her projects. I love how she uses colour and texture. Her rooms always have this rough, accidental look inspite of them being so carefully designed.


Drool over her furniture pieces.


That wall! Those chairs are in the site. Here – Curve Chair.


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Here are the yummy Souffle leather chairs again. This vintage inspired lounge chair, an iconic Wearstler design, makes an appearance on the cover of HUE, Kelly’s third book. Constructed in delicately hand-ruched lambskin this exquisitely detailed chair sits on tapered legs of solid cast brass evocative of modernist Italian design. Available in Black, Fuchsia, Teal, Kelly Green, Off-White, and Taupe Torino Lamb.


And for those of us who want to have a bit of Kelly Wearstler in our closet, check out her Fall 2012 Look Book. The website offers free shipping for all U.S. orders.


Kelly rocks pants all the time. I love these Cousteau Knit Pants with the asymmetrical ankle hem. And the Dezza Dress, made from thick, stretchy, second-skin viscose that hugs the body, white the graphic black and white colour block design appears to trim inches off the body.


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Lots of huggy, edgy dresses. This Cortes jacket is insane. I really want this one. I love the geometry, the mix of stitches, the cut. Love!


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Color block leather and turquoise clutch


Serpent leather clutch


And for a big pop of colour, there are a few silk scarves in the collection.


Here she plays with texture and scale – Quartz prong necklace.


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Turquoise is the featured stone in this sculptural Cube ring.


Kelly is about luxe objects and sculptural pieces that get layered on to her glamorous backdrops.  I love these bronze legs, hand letter opener, brass foot and striped ceramic bowl.


In case you haven’t had enough… here’s more.


I apologize about this Kelly Wearstler shrine. But I’m telling you, there will be more…



Kelly Wearstler Inspired Designs