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Making it Yours 11C: French Modernist Armchair

I know some of you miss the stories that started to accompany my later Making it Yours (MiY) posts. I do too! I’ll bring them back next time.

We’ve come to the last look in this edition of MiY, featuring the French Modernist Armchair. When I work on this series, I like to reuse pieces throughout, just as we all tend to do in our homes over the years.

Making it Yours 11: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

Taking a closer look, we have the pillows and throw from the first look, along with the striped lamp and a similar soft blue on the walls. The bookshelf from the second look has been brought into this bedroom space, and everything has gotten a lively dose of green courtesy of the new rug, which calls to mind the initial green sofa. I’ve also included a faux potted plant for this room, but of course you could take that idea and substitute a real one.

Making it Yours 11C: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Homestad Resort Sky Blue Paint, Valspar

  2. AN Dominos, Spicher and Company, Domino

  3. MI Large Cards, Spicher and Company, Domino

  4. Grayson Upholstered Bench, Ballard Designs

  5. Dotted Stripe Duvet Cover and Shams, West Elm

  6. 19th Century Keyhole Metal Arch Bed, Restoration Hardware

  7. Hemnes Mirror, IKEA

  8. Lafayette Lamp with Navy Stripes, Schoolhouse Electric

  9. Linden Lake Blue Pillow, Crate & Barrel

  10. Favorite Throw in Grasshopper Green, West Elm

  11. Luminous Dots Pillow, Anthropologie

  12. Tick-Tock Clock, Anthropologie

  13. Harry Allen Gold Pig Bank, Furbish

  14. Potted Yucca Plant, Crate & Barrel

  15. French Modernist Armchair, Wisteria

  16. Cortona Bookcase, Pottery Barn

  17. Capel Serpentine Green Rug, RugsUSA

Now that we’ve seen the same chair in three different designs, do you have a favorite?

Making it Yours 11B: French Modernist Armchair

First, thank you for all the kind words on yesterday’s announcement! It feels great to finally be able to share the news of baby number three.

Now, onward! We’re continuing with Monday’s Making it Yours, featuring the French Modernist Armchair. It was paired with a green sofa the first time around, and plenty of feminine pattern (very much my style). This time, we’re going fairly neutral, with plenty of natural textures to mix things up. Plus one very interesting (read: possibly ugly) rug. I’ll show you at the end of the post the difference that having a crazy rug like that makes compared to something very safe and neutral. I think it makes the room.

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  1. Apricot White Paint, Glidden

  2. Bentwood Pendants, West Elm

  3. Wren Curtains, Crate & Barrel

  4. Bronze Candlesticks, Eva Zeisel

  5. American Buffalo Photograph, Sharon Montrose

  6. Pascal Embroidered Floral Pillow, Pottery Barn

  7. Favorite Throw – Ink, West Elm

  8. Mongolian Lamp Pillow – Pebble, West Elm

  9. Graydon Sofa, Jayson Home

  10. Plus Side Table, CB2

  11. French Modernist Armchair, Wisteria

  12. Cortona Bookcase, Pottery Barn

  13. Rococo Floor Lamp, Wisteria

  14. Wavery Rug, Lulu & Georgia

And now for comparison, we have the crazy, bold rug vs. the simple, neutral one from Monday’s design. They both look fine, but I like the off-kilter drama the bold rug brings. Which one do you like better?

Which rug do you like better?

Making it Yours 11A: French Modernist Armchair

Time for a new edition of Making it Yours!

Making it Yours 11: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

Our homes tend to come together over time, with special pieces of furniture finding new uses from room to room. What may start out in your bedroom might later move to the family room, only to wind back in your bedroom paired with other furniture and accessories a decade later. Good furniture should work with you and your changing taste, and with that in mind, I created the Making it Yours (MiY) series.

For this edition, I was inspired by this French Modernist Armchair. At first, I was more interested in the dresser it’s paired with (spotted while flipping through the Wisteria catalog), but as I kept coming back to the image, I realized that I was actually drawn to the chair too. It’s not a style that I typically go for, but it is beautiful. It’s also versatile, making it the perfect candidate to design a series of looks around.

First, we have the chair in a living room with a bright green sofa and loud floral curtains. The chair’s rounded lines are balanced by strong lines elsewhere, and there’s a fun play of patterns with stripes, florals, and polka dots (my favorite mix!) represented.

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  1. Paint: Cabbage White, Farrow & Ball

  2. Nelson Crisscross Saucer Pendant Lamp, Design Within Reach

  3. Wonderland Pearl Floral Fabric, Housefabric.com

  4. Bronze Candlesticks, Eva Zeisel

  5. Painting by Jon Bucklin, Above the Surface, Serena & Lily

  6. Photography by Bert Teunissen, Azaruja #1, 20×200

  7. Stockholm Sofa in Sandbacka Green, IKEA

  8. Linden Lake Blue Pillow, Crate & Barrel

  9. Favorite Throw in Grasshopper Green, West Elm

  10. Luminous Dots Pillow, Anthropologie

  11. Lafayette Lamp with Navy Stripes, Schoolhouse Electric

  12. Harry Allen Gold Pig Bank, Furbish

  13. Plus Side Table, CB2

  14. French Modernist Armchair, Wisteria

  15. Link Cabinet, Jonathan Adler

  16. Havbro Off-White Rug, IKEA

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It’s a lot of fun to put these rooms together for fictional spaces and people, but I would take this whole look right now. Soon we’ll see the chair in two other designs, intended to follow up on this look (so you’ll see some of the same pieces used in different ways, just as we all do in our own homes). I hope you enjoy following along!

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