Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where Are They Now: Vintage Slipper Chairs

Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

Who knew we'd have another Where Are They Now post up so soon? You never know when you're going to run into a piece of furniture you've sold, but we had a hunch that these chairs would pop up in some new and amazing incarnation since we sold them to our friend Karen Morava, owner of the Careful Peach Boutique in Oak Park. Part slipper chair, part bergère, Karen had grand plans when she saw these chairs in our inventory. Astounding results after the jump.


Before:

Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

And After:

Reupholstered Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

Karen had the pair reupholstered in a light blue chenille with silver brads lining the base and back. Where they were once very mid-century looking and very embroidered...

Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

...the pair have now taken on a new life and fit in perfectly in the über-french, luxe surroundings of The Careful Peach. We're also happy to report that these two have already sold!

Reupholstered Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

Reupholstered Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chair

The chairs' fantastic-ness really speaks for itself, but in case you needed any more convincing, please see exhibit a. - Kelly Wearstler's lobby for Maison 140 in Los Angeles:

Maison 140 Hotel designed by Kelly Wearstler - Reupholstered Vintage Slipper/Bergere Chairs

We're 99.9% sure the black and white chairs in the foreground are the EXACT same pair as the one Karen had reupholstered. This just goes to show how incredibly versatile vintage furnishings can be and we hope you can have your very own Karen Morava/Kelly Wearstler moment when STUDY hits The Vintage Bazaar in Pilsen on May 14th.

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