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Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

All right, let’s finish up this edition of Making it Yours! (It’s been a while, I know.) We’re following two chairs with nearly identical shapes and very different upholstery, seeing how they each work in a variety of spaces. We’re also following Marie, the fictional owner of said chairs. We first saw the two chairs in her living room, and when we last checked in we saw them in a bedroom and an office. Marie was traveling a lot for work then, but she has since accepted a new position and is able to stay in one place. More time to spend with friends, and more impromptu get-togethers at her place! And speaking of her place, she had been happily living there alone all this time but has recently gotten a new roommate: a big, lovable, shaggy mutt from a local shelter. Woof!

So let’s see the final two looks for the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchair. Just as you would use and reuse items in your own home over time, we have some items from past looks showing up in these new designs. In the first, the mirror, rug, and brass hand have all been incorporated before in different ways. I’ve also added a matching Dhurrie chair, and I imagine this space to be similar to the landing/library in my first house. Just enough room for some bookshelves and a place to sit, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great.

Making it Yours 12C: Dhurrie Armchair

  1. Knox Tall Storage Bookcases, Crate & Barrel

  2. Clint Mini Red Task Lamp, West Elm

  3. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  4. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  5. Stripe Inlay Coffee Table, West Elm

  6. French Grey Paint, Glidden

  7. And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum 1, by Justin James King, 20×200

  8. Bangle Box, CB2

  9. Chunky Wool Throw, Jayson Home

  10. In Bloom Portrait Pillows, Anthropologie

  11. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  12. Secret Garden Planter, Leif

  13. Diptyque Baies Candle, Nordstrom

  14. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Next, for the Lincoln armchair, I wanted to revisit the blue and orange accent colors from its first look in a way that feels like a natural evolution. Marie is a little older and her taste is more sophisticated, but she still has a fun sense of style and appreciates a bit of quirk! Here again, we see some of her older pieces making another appearance in this living room design, like the hamsa hand, blue vases, and whipstitched pillow.

Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln Armchair

  1. Vogtsmith Single Arrow, Serena & Lily

  2. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  3. Sisters of the Sun Blue Velvet Wallpaper, Juju Papers

  4. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  5. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  6. Aqua Round Cachepot, Jayson Home (shown with a ZZ Plant)

  7. Savile Persimmon Side Table, Serena & Lily

  8. Berlin Pink Café Photo by Sivan Askayo, Artfully Walls

  9. Bernhardt Blanca Capiz-Painted Console, Horchow

  10. Frosted Blue Vase Collection, Terrain

  11. Novara Floor Lamp, Anthropologie

  12. Hutton Sofa: Tatum Salt, Room & Board

  13. Magical Thinking Neon Rag Pillow, Urban Outfitters

  14. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  15. Riad Wool Rug, West Elm

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I loved the creative challenge of creating six looks around these chairs, and I hope you enjoyed following along! Here are all of the looks again, so you can see them together. Which was your favorite? I’m loving the very last one with that killer orange table.

Lincoln and Dhurrie Chairs
Making it Yours 12: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

A Classic Bathroom Design

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I chose matching bridge faucets from American Standard for the utility sink in the laundry room of our last house. When I shared the finished room on the blog, I wrote “that’s pretty much my dream sink and if we ever leave this house, it would be one of the things I’d miss most.” And I do! I miss that awesome setup.

Making it Lovely's Laundry Room

Having liked my American Standard faucets so much, I was happy to accept an invitation to see their DXV line at a local showroom, so I visited Ferguson in Downers Grove.

Ferguson DXV Showroom

The DXV line has over 70 products (like freestanding tubs, toilets, sinks, and faucets), grouped into four broad styles: Classic (1880–1920), Golden Era (1920–1950), Modern (1950–1990), and Contemporary (1990–today).

DXV, American Standard

The Classic series had some of my favorite offerings — fixtures that would be right at home in my Victorian. Plenty of things that would have been right at home in our old house, too.

DXV Faucets

The Wyatt toilet and sink are from the Golden Era collection — another favorite. The console sink was paired with a more modern faucet than I would have chosen though. Wouldn’t it be perfect with one of their more vintage-style faucets and a great wallpaper in the room?

DXV Wyatt in the Showroom

When I got home from the showroom, I started thinking about how I would design a bathroom around those same base pieces. I’m drawn to old houses with period details, but I don’t mind mixing different elements in as long as the look is complementary. I went with a subdued palette but still played with texture and pattern to bring in some design interest. And a quick note on the wood floor: I’m aware that it is not the best flooring for a bathroom! We have it in each of our bathrooms here though and I’ve grown to love the look.

DXV by American_Standard, Bathroom by Making it Lovely

  1. DXV Landfair Robe Hook

  2. Aranami Wallpaper

  3. Well Appointed Bath Light

  4. Antiqued Moroccan Mirror

  5. Fireclay Silver Lilac Tile

  6. DXV Landfair Widespread Lavatory Faucet

  7. DXV Wyatt One-Piece Elongated Toilet

  8. Linen-Edged Towel

  9. DXV Wyatt Console Lavatory

  10. Nate Berkus Bath Runner

  11. DXV St. George Freestanding Soaking Tub

  12. DXV Traditional Floor Mount Tub Filler with Landfair Lever Handles

  13. Antique Oak Wood Floor

Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We saw the first designs featuring the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchairs last week. I wanted to keep them very similar to show how one can get the same look by just changing a few things, but today the chairs are going their separate merry ways. Both feature the black, white, wood, and brass trend, but with more color than we may have been seeing on Pinterest lately. (Everything seems to be pretty minimal in my feed over there! Yours, too?)

I don’t think anyone would actually own two chairs that are essentially the same shape with different fabric, but my goal here is to show two designs that look like they belong in the same person’s home. Speaking of which, our fictional friend, Marie, has moved from her apartment into a place of her own! A two-bedroom condo with the extra room functioning as an office. She’s traveling a lot for her job and doesn’t work from home all that often, but she’s happy to have a dedicated spot for it when she is in town. She’s also happy to come home to a cheery, if perhaps a bit girly, space.

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Making it Yours 12B: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  2. Glitterati Mint Pillow, CB2

  3. Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror, PB Teen

  4. Two Tigers: Ping Zhu, Serena & Lily

  5. Birch Cylinder Pot, Terrain

  6. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  7. Stone White Paint, Glidden

  8. Central Park Aerial Photo (Getty Images), One Kings Lane

  9. Taylor Dresser, Horchow

  10. Isaac Long Arm Brass Sconce, Schoolhouse Electric

  11. Quincy Bed, Ethan Allen

  12. Beverly Palm Pillow, Society Social

  13. Colorblock Linen Pillow Emerald & Pool, Society Social

  14. Antique Brass Metal Cube Side Table, West Elm

  15. Vestige Lipstick Holder, Anthropologie

  16. Silver Stitch Pleat Duvet, West Elm

  17. Waverly Rug, Lulu & Georgia

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Orb Chandelier, Lucent Lightshop

  2. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  3. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  4. Nävviva Pillow, IKEA

  5. Aina Curtains, IKEA

  6. Onyx Black Paint, Glidden

  7. Nina Campbell Swan Lake Sylvana Wallpaper, Osborne & Little

  8. Maison Bookcase, PB Teen

  9. Printer’s Large Writing Desk, Pottery Barn

  10. Brass Colored Pencil Set, Jayson Home

  11. Rex Grey Task Lamp, Crate & Barrel

  12. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  13. Dome Paperweights, Jayson Home

  14. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  15. Printer’s Drawer Filing Cabinet, Pottery Barn

  16. Greyson Eco Black Bench, Arhaus

  17. Coral Leaf Pillow, Serena & Lily

  18. Vårgyllen Pillow, IKEA

  19. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

And there they are, together. Each chair could be swapped for the other with a few accessory changes, and we’ll have just one more set of designs coming up soon to finish this edition of Making it Yours!

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