01 November 2009

passing the Bar

ELLE DECOR has a great feature called Truth in Decorating- Every month 2 interior designers rate a particular piece of furniture- THIS MONTH- the BARSTOOL. Click to see what the two came up with...

This can be a very hard decision for clients. I think it is as important or more so than a dining chair. It typically gets tons of use. Meals, Snacks, Homework, Computer. It all happens at the BAR.

3 that I would add to Elle's list. I have discussed using them in an upcoming project.

All 3 have details that I like. The Athletic Club's rush back with comfortable upholstered seat would work seamlessly in the large Kitchen with simple cabinets perfectly executed in a pigeon gray color & walls that follow. The other pieces in the adjacent Breakfast Room will be French Chairs & a Inlay Table. These pieces are being requisitioned from the current Dining Room. New fabric might likely be a cool ivory or gray leather. Another good bet for the room is an Urban Electric light featured in an earlier post here.

While the design of the Dunham chair pleases, the space likely needs something a bit more refined. The David Iastesta chair combines tradition and modern elegance. Less of a period style, the Aero has the refined qualities of the Charles Pollock chair but streamlines the intent. The Iatesta finishes add the deluxe factor, shown here in a pearwood finish on cherry.

Do you have a favourite?

The blog Stylebeat has a great interview with Peter Dunham here.


  1. I'm m looking at DWR's precision with the back. The seat is adjustable. In our home 5'4" woman 6'5' man have issues!

  2. I remember this rush chair from another post. I do not typically like the rush chair but this one is good looking. My preference I think. AW



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