Thursday, April 19, 2012

Starting on the Lower Level

Our lower level is pretty much a blank slate.  There is a pool table, some bar stools and that is about it.  We decided to go with a rustic, casual look (per hub's request).  I recently picked out two hair on hide arm chairs for part of the seating.  Because each hide pattern is inherently unique, both chairs look different.  Below is a pic of the chair "A."

The chairs also have a textured leather and nail head trim. Below is a view of the right side of chair A, where the nail head trim can be seen a little better.

Here is the a view of the left side of chair A.  I like the fact that there is such variance in the hide color and pattern. Another bonus it that the chairs are really comfortable. My husband jokes that "comfort" has always been a novel factor for me when choosing furniture. :)

Below is a close up of the hair on hide on the back rest of chair A.

Here is a close up that shows the leather and the finish on the frame.

The backs are upolstered in leather and have the nail head trim. Sorry for the glare. The leather is not shiny. The flash just makes it look that way.

Here is chair "B." It is a picture of the chair at the store where I purchased it, Seville Home. (My favorite store!)  The chair is being reupholstered because the hide on the back rest is defective (has an odd rectangular shaped imprint right in the middle of the area).  

A side view of chair B.

As far as other furniture for the lower level, I ordered a sectional that has a slight curve.  I don't have an image of the piece but below are the fabrics, leathers and trims for the sofa and pillows.

 While at Seville Home I saw an ottoman I really liked, but thought that the embossed pattern of the leather would be too much with what I had already chosen for the area. (Ottoman shown below). I ended up ordering a different rectangular ottoman with tufted leather that is similar to one of the leathers that is going to be on the sectional. The furniture should come in mid to late May. I am hoping it is going to look O.K. as I have not seen any of the pieces in person.  

Topic 2: Kitchen Dining Set

I am also changing my kitchen dining set.  Below shows the set I have now.  It is fine but I would like a  table that can extend to a longer length when needed.  

I ordered a planked top table that has self storing extentions (no picture).  I am going to do six side chairs and have end chairs that are different. One of the side chairs is shown below. 

I really like the chair's silhouette and the scrolly legs and base. (The chair looks better in real life, not as orangey as it looks above... again, my flash distorts the image). I am going to wait to see how the dining table and side chairs look in the space before I decide on the end chairs.  I just don't trust myself otherwise. :)

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  1. As usual, I love everything you pick out. The hide chairs look so incredibly inviting, and there's nothing I like better than tufted (doesn't matter what, as long as it's tufted). I can't wait to see more!


  2. Those are super fun chairs!! I always love seeing the new pieces you add to your home. Thanx so much for going THT! I hope your weekend is going well.

  3. Beautiful chairs. It's great to see something other than all the white washed slipcovered furniture that is so common. Although I need slipcovers with my pooches. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very intersting! follow each other darling?:X

  5. Lori I am speechless! I love everything you've picked out. I must say that both of those hide chairs are spectacular but chair B is just georgeous!!! Call me when all your pieces come in. I'm coming over (with or without an invite)! Is there anything you can't do?

  6. Hi Lori! So fun to find your blog! Loved reading about the changes to your wonderful home!! Thanks for the Anniversary wishes!!

  7. Beautiful! Beautiful home and beautiful decor!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  8. So excited to have come across your blog. I am trying to find your hide chairs on the furniture co. website and cannot seem to find them, would you be willing to link them for me? I have been searching for something like these for sooooo long! STUNNING HOME!

  9. Hi Lori, you have a beautiful home. I would like to know if you wouldn't mind telling me where to purchased the sofa with the claw feet please? It is just what I am looking for.. or something like it.