14 June 2009

Something Old Is New Again

Image courtesy of alkemie.blogspot.com

Today we wanted to write a quick post to brag about our new chairs to illustrate how dramatically you can change a piece of furniture with just a little bit of fabric and imagination. Throw in a fabulous upholsterer and you have the recipe for some fantastic "new" furniture.

This is one of two chairs that I inherited from my Grandmother when she passed away. The fabric definitely doesn't go with any of my decor, but fit perfectly in her living room, where noone was really allowed to sit unless it was a special occasion. Needless to say, the chairs were in almost perfect condition.

I wanted to do something a little bit funky and somewhat bold. I chose three different fabrics: one for the outside and sides of the chair, a varying-width stripe for the inside back and cushion, and a turquoise snakeskin for the stripe down the middle and the welt.

Here are the after pictures:

I also asked my upholsterer to paint the wood more of an espresso color

The texture of the snakeskin doesn't really translate in the photo, but trust me - it is DELICIOUS in person. Doesn't it look like a completely different chair? I'm so excited that I was actually able to reinvent these chairs - everytime I look at them I think of my darling Grandmother and how happy she would be to see that I'm actually using them.

08 June 2009

It's a lovefest in here....

We wanted to send a big kiss and a shout out to LMS Design Group this week and thank them for naming us their "Design Divas" for the month of June. For those of you that don't know, LMS is one of the trade-only design showrooms in Las Vegas. We love to use their showroom and they treat us like gold. We LOVE you ladies and are honored that you thought of us.

Check out their blog here:

01 June 2009

Vegas Has Perks

One of the great things about living in Vegas are the fantastic trade shows and award ceremonies that are held here. The CLIO Awards is one of the world’s most recognized award competitions for advertising.The Hard Rock hosted this swanky 3 day event with hip and edgy style.
Inhabit was lucky enough to win an all-access pass to the CLIOs and it was a fun break from interiors for a day. Check out some of our favorite ads.

Can you imagine the sale!?!
Campaign for Harvey Nichols Winter Sale

"When did you know?"
Campaign for Fuel brand sportsware

"Uncomfortable clothes can make a baby ugly"
Campaign for Helianthus babywear