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2010 International Vintage Poster Fair

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Mark your calendars for the International Vintage Poster Fair
October 29th-31st, 2010
www.posterfair.com



Poster image from Julia Santen Gallery, a Poster Fair exhibitor

ottoman schmottoman

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Looking for the perfect ottoman?

Well, I have been. The thing is, the dimensions need to be just right for my room. It's a smaller living room, or maybe I just have way too much stuff crammed in already, but anyway, it needs to be approximately than 48" x 20" x 18". I want a turned leg with casters (I think) and either a kilim/tapestry remnant top, or maybe a leather top, or maybe a tufted linen cushion top? I used to think tufting was too funereal but now...I like it. Anyone care to chime in?
Below is my not-so-short-list.

For the price, this is the front-runner but the dimensions are just a little too long. Restoration Hardware, Tufted Bench, 54"w x 20"d x 18"h, and $445 as seen in Belgium Lenin.
No turned leg or casters here but I love the clean lines, and simplicity of the leather cushion top. From Hickory Chair, I think this bad boy runs about $1300. Alec Bench, 19"h x 30.5"w x 16"d.


The French Stripe Bench, 48"w x 20&…

California Ranch and then some

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Quintessential California design by Dana Abbott and Kim Fiscus of Mema Design. To see more of their work click here, or pick up the October 2010 issue of House Beautiful.