Well it's too wet outside for Field Trip Friday so we will pretend my trip this past Wednesday to the Washington Design Center happened today.
Check out this gorgeous chair I saw in the Holly Hunt showroom, upholstered in antique Fortuny fabric. I knew something was up when I saw that the fabric had been seamed on the top of the chair near the back. Home decorating fabrics made today are almost always 54" wide, making it unnecessary to have a seam on a chair like this. This seam became part of the charm.While we are on the subject of chairs (for the second time this week!) there is a special auction going on at the Robert Allen showroom.
The three chairs you see here are the same style and size, but different designers covered them in different Robert Allen fabrics. Can you believe the difference? Ah the power of fabric and pattern!
Chair on the left by Lauren Liess, center by Skip Sroka and right by Mary Douglas Drysdale.