sometimes i fall prey to narrow mindedness in my design sensibilities, which i feel is bound to happen occasionally when you look at so much cool stuff all day; your brain tends to filter stuff out in order to make it through sometimes. when i first saw this chair makeover from christine, i realized i have been in a bit of a modern, minimalist haze…where is the retro fun in my life? well here’s a healthy dose of it. this chair feels like it’s on a tropical vacation while the rest of the living room furniture trudges off to work. it’s fun color and brady-bunchy (new term! put it in the dictionary) pattern has totally made my day. you see more of christine’s reupholstery creations on her etsy shop. great work christine! -kate
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i’m always super impressed with people who tackle patterns. it never ceases to amaze me when the right pattern manages to completely transform an object. kirsten saw potential in the shape of these chairs, which were sitting in her neighbor’s dumpster. her patterned leather fabric and simple color choice for the chair rescues it from its meager beginnings and turns it into a chic modern piece. great work, kirsten!