So pumped

I'm so excited about this Victorian wing chair I found at Miss Pixie's in DC.  I have been meaning to get there for the longest time but just haven't gotten out.  Several clients of mine have mentioned that I "had to go" and I'm so glad they did!  Just last week a client sent me a link to Miss Pixie's website for a possible piece in her own home and as I was scrolling through the items for sale, this chair caught my eye and has since come home with me:


Although I think the current fabric is pretty, it's not what I'm going for and so I'm having it reupholstered in something else for a new project of ours that I'm working on. 

{Of course I love that green velvet in back!!}

Will keep you posted!! 

xoxo, Lauren

37 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

the lines and shape of that chair are amazing!

Cristin said...

love the curvy, feminine shape... keep the green velvet back - it's gorgeous!

xo,
cristin

Glamoursmith said...

I love Miss Pixies! Its a great resource. Your chair is wonderful - looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Danielle Sigwalt said...

It's gorgeous! There is something about chairs that I love...chairs and fabric! Thanks for the Miss Pixie recommendation...will have to pop in there soon. Can't wait to see the chair transformation...

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow! What an exciting prject!!

vignette design said...

I absolutely love that chair! I would have bought it too. I know what you mean by the fabric, although it is beautiful--especially the green velvet back.

Life in Rehab said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I love it! But my mind is doing really funky things to it, I have to admit!

Mary Ellen said...

What a great find... psyched to see what you do with it!
-ME

C.J. said...

love that chair and can't wait to see it when you are done. Don't you love these treasures?

Steph said...

Ooo, love the chair! The shape is gorgeous and that green velvet is amazing!

Willow Decor said...

Lauren,
What great lines the chair has. Can't wait to see what amazing things you do to it!!
xx-Gina

Moxie Maley said...

LOVE it - what a great find! I love the green velvet but I understand having to reupholster.

Can't wait to see pics of it finished for your project!

Jacci said...

What a great find! It has some kind of Dorothy Draper meets Alice in Wonderland feel to it. You're going BOLD with the upholstery, I hope ;) It just seems to need something dynamic to hold up to those strong curves. Whatever you do with it - it's sure to look fabulous, Lauren.

~Jacci

Julie Holloway said...

Love it. Can't wait to see what you choose? I bet you keep the back then add like vintage grain sack on the front. Whatever you do, it will be beautiful!

Averill said...

GREAT shape! Can't wait to see the "after"...are you going to keep the nailhead?

Ellen said...

Interesting shape, who made it, do you know?
smiles.

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Have to come back for the after pics..i am working on an upholstery project too,getting a custom fabric made for a wing chair!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Oh wow! I've never been here either and it's just a street over from me. Looks like I'm going to have to make a trip! Thanks for introducing me. xx

Lylah Ledner said...

I am so pumped with you! it's awesome and if you ever get tired of it ...i have just the perfect spot.....x.x. lylah

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Why if she is not THE belle of the ball!!

Gorgeous...give us a hint of her destiny...K??

Pretty please with a cherry on top!

In the Tweeds said...

Lauren - I absolutely LOVE the shape of that chair!!! I think that is my new inspiration for my living room. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Carly Anne said...

How do you plan to reupholster it? Gorgeous find!

XO
Carly

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Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh great find, the chair and the store! Cannot wait to see the offerings in your new venture either!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love the lines. I'm sure it will be a fabulous re-do.

Windlost said...

Score! That chair is DIVINE. I love it and even like the current fabric, in photo anyway. But I know it will look even better once you are done with it. Do share the options!!

xo Terri

Shelly said...

That is a really great chair!

Mariska Meijers said...

I love the chair already but with new upholstery you can make it stylish & sexy. Really curious about your choice of fabric.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Lauren,
Love it!!! Don't you just love a happy surprise waiting for a new home?!
~Rebecca

Maria Killam said...

It's a fabulous chair, I can't wait to see where you put it!
x
Maria

Maria Killam said...

It's a fabulous chair, I can't wait to see where you put it!
x
Maria

Velvet and Linen said...

What a great find, Lauren. Your chair has a wonderful shape. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! xo Brooke

CJ/Rick said...

Like the others, I'm anxious to see what you do. I like the decorative tacks but that is sooooo labor intensive but you don't seem like a gimp girl either.

啟佐 said...

任何事都是由一個決心,一顆種子開始。 ..................................................

A Country Farmhouse said...

It's beautiful! What a great find. I love its broad back and slender arms...what a treasure.
xoxoTrina

Kacey said...

Fabulous find! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Kacey

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful chair...love your blog and I'm now a follower!

Rondell

My Interior Life said...

I love this chair! I still regret not getting a similarly shaped chair at our flea market months ago. It's funny, but the chair fabric is the same as my parent's living room sofa fabric from the 70's (which they still have, by the way). So, I would change it too!

Love your blog!