10 August 2009

Happy Monday blogspot! My apologies for the negligence in posting this past week--one whole week! I do believe that this has been my longest break from the wonderful blog since its inception, but nonetheless I'm enthusiastic to begin this week with the world wide web debut of a great project and the first custom chairs to be featured on allora.blogspot.com.
The four piece antique dining set from Lucy Wilson's childhood home near Sumter, SC originally featured caned seats when they made the move to the family's condo in Charleston; however, after several years these seats were beginning to fray, and two of the chairs needed to be completely redone. So, Mrs. Wilson decided to update the look of her dining area by painting the chairs a deep neutral grey to perfectly complement the bright yellow and grey large floral print she discovered at GDC. To polish off the new look, silver upholstery tacks border the interior corners of each chair, providing contrast and interest as well as a more formal gesture in the versatile dining room.