Couch - furniture for sitting or reclining

If you follow along on IG and of course you do - haha! than you’ve seen the new additions around the Chalet livingroom. In today’s post - I’m focusing on arguably the largest and most important element in the room. The Couch. I will forever say Couch because I looked up the definition of Sofa, Davenport and Couch and discovered the first two both state they may be convertible into a bed. So Couch it is!

 West Elm: Goodwin

West Elm: Goodwin

This is the best image I could find of our now discontinued old couch The Goodwin from West Elm. It served us well for 10+ years and will continue to; now that we’ve moved it into the basement playroom.

You’ll notice a theme - I like simple 2 cushion - clean lines.

 Pottery Barn Carlisle

Pottery Barn Carlisle

Because I am a realist - even when it comes to decor I won’t let myself fall in love with something I can’t afford. My list of new couch options was short. While we do have Pottery Barn rugs in our livingroom - and that room is even featured on the Pottery Barn site - I only liked one option from them the Carlisle - but, the very low arms which I thought I loved on-line didn’t work well when I saw it in person.

Onto my go-to retailer for many items in the Chalet over the years - Crate & Barrel and they did not disappoint!

After researching on-line these were my top picks … I know they are all mid-century in feel and I wasn’t sure how that would play out with the other pieces we have but, after taking a single turn around the Mall at Short Hills location my heart and my behind quickly fell in deep love with - the Montclair!

 Montclair

Montclair

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We also bought the matching ottoman. Our livingroom is too tight for a sectional - so having an ottoman against the couch offers that functionality and the ability to move it out of the way or to be used as extra seating.

The other important point that made Crate & Barrel rise to the top is how customizable the pieces are. You can choose arms type, leg finish and fabric.

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Its a cotton poly blend fabric with a herringbone pattern mix of beige, white, taupe and grey mixed in. I’m in heaven! I’ll write about the rest of the changes in a future post!

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Til next time.

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Enticing Art

Recently when I was at a friends discussing art placement for a new gallery wall; she asked if I liked a piece of art (yes I do) she has owned for years - my reply “Art is Personal” and while this statement is true; please don’t think you aren’t able gift art. With the holidays fast approaching I’m sharing a few of my favorite Artist friends and resources - find the links in highlighted text.

 Abstract Mixed Media Collages

Abstract Mixed Media Collages

Finding the right image of Alison Ford’s work to share with you took some time. I love so much of it and I’m not alone - she’s been featured on Design Sponge.

 Verrot Motorcycle Advertisement

Verrot Motorcycle Advertisement

This motorcycle advertisement is just one example of the pieces we bought for our son’s nursery from AllPosters.com eight years ago. All the art chosen was centered on transportation was not the least bit infantile. After I redesigned his room this past summer - a few of the pieces have made their way around to other rooms of the Chalet. Children’s art need not be babyish.

 Floral Arrangement with Kumquats

Floral Arrangement with Kumquats

I love this piece by Erisha of A Thing Created it hangs in my diningroom. I’ve also purchased several pieces as gifts - shown below. Her work is enchanting!

French Fields Forever Rose Bouquet in a Cut Glass Bowl Vespa Girl

 Morning Light

Morning Light

Ekaterina Ermilkina shares colors in the most arresting way - it really grabs your eye. I’m so very lucky to call this lovely talented lady a dear friend! Morning Light is a favorite - It was a gift from her and I adore it.

Jenny Komenda introduced an amazing option when she started Jenny’s Print Shop. Its fully digital - all the original high resolution images start at just $15.00 - after your order is complete a link is emailed to you - allowing you to control the outcome of the size - it’s truly custom.

 31 Rue - Chanel Paris Street Scene

31 Rue - Chanel Paris Street Scene

Leigh Viner is multi-talented working in several mediums: Acrylics, Illustrations, Mixed Media and Photography. If you’ve been a Chaletmomma reader for a while or know me personally you have viewed several pieces of Leigh’s amazing work in the Chalet. I am a HUGE fan!

 York Cathedral Church

York Cathedral Church

Milras is an Etsy site. While many of the images are of Hollywood personalities there are some delightful vintage prints as well - like the above bookplate illustration by John Britton: Cathedral Antiquities of England Vol. 1. 1814-1835. The main facade of York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe.

 Birch Forest No. 7

Birch Forest No. 7

I would be remiss if I didn’t include 20x200 this incredible site has been offering affordable art directly from the artists who create it since 2007. I read about them years ago in the original Domino Magazine gift guide. We own a few pieces purchased through 20x200. Lisa Congdon’s Birch Forest No. 7 and Milling Machine Shelves by Joseph O. Holmes

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This holiday season surprise someone with a expression of beauty.

Til next time.

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a study in scenic walls

This trend while not new in the world of Interior Design has found a fresh vision and I for one am a huge fan of the large scale graphic elements of these patterns. I hope you’ll find these spaces as inspirational as I do. Here’s a bit of history: In the 18th Century hand-blocked wallpaper designs included large panoramic views of Architecture, Landscapes and Pastoral subjects.

 This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image  @em_Henderson )

This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image @em_Henderson)

 This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image  @swoonworthyblog  )

This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image @swoonworthyblog )

“The room is quite a good size so I really wanted something that made a big impact as soon as you walked in but which didn't overwhelm the space. This mural worked perfectly the black and white design had the wow factor I was looking for without distracting from the other elements in the space.”

Kimberly Duran

 This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by  De Gournay . (Image  @etonsofbath ) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The    de Gournay  paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by De Gournay. (Image @etonsofbath) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The de Gournay paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

 High Seas - Rebel Walls (image  @Rebelwalls)  I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

High Seas - Rebel Walls (image @Rebelwalls) I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

 another example of exquisite  de gournay  wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image  @dinabandmaninteriors ) in the 2017  San Francisco Decorator Showcase .

another example of exquisite de gournay wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image @dinabandmaninteriors) in the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

 how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by  @papiersdeparis )

how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by @papiersdeparis)

 Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image  @k.laingdesign )

Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image @k.laingdesign)

 how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image  Rebel Walls )

how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image Rebel Walls)

 (Image  Rebel Walls ) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

(Image Rebel Walls) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

The two companies that are highlighted in this piece are de Gournay and Rebel Walls. I encourage you to click the links and feast your eyes. This is not a sponsored post I simply love sharing what inspires me here at Chaletmomma.

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Til next time.

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