Monday, September 28, 2009


Most chairs come to fruition with a solid idea, a stereotype if you will. French Bergère chairs usually have fancy clothes, and expect to live a lavish lifestyle. They don attire fit for a French country estate and don’t often stray from this concept. Bergères LOVE the elegance of living in a chateau…always en granite tenue. Émile loved the French countryside; but he was not satisfied with the status quo. He was conflicted. Though he felt like a nobleman inside, the froufrou fabric that covered his frame was uncomfortable and confining. Émile wanted to travel the world. When this wanderer arrived at our door, he expressed to us that he was trying to “find himself.” He was tired, and his fine clothes were a little worn, but his genteel lineage was still apparent. We told him of our favorite quote from George Bernard Shaw: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” This became his battle cry, and his gaudy fabric was ripped off faster than a “Nigerian prince” can accept a fund transfer. Although Émile has a new rugged exterior, he’s just a big softy inside. Now that he has been recreated, he is ready to settle down with a new family… and some incredibly strong coffee. SOLD!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


“Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world. She took the midnight train goin anywhere”…
If this blog had sound effects, right about now you’d be hearing that weeeeeek sound of a record scratching. That song starts out right, but unless Journey added a verse about going to art school, getting tattoos, and falling in love with textiles, that’s where the similarities end. To describe Twyla, we were tempted to use words like, imaginative, creative, offbeat,… maybe even quixotic, but we found that we only needed one word. It’s a simple one. It’s just fun. Twyla = fun.

When you bring Twyla home, you’ll be bringing home some happy. SOLD!