Showing posts from October, 2010

2010 International Vintage Poster Fair

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

Poster image from Julia Santen Gallery, a Poster Fair exhibitor

ottoman schmottoman

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

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.