Hello, I trust we are all well and waiting with bated breath for the ‘the list’. Keen readers will recall that I created a list of things I love a while ago and have since decided to delight you all with a blog about each of these things. So, drumroll please, today we have button backs. Is that surprising? I fear not. After all I am an aspiring upholsterer to be. On that front a small aside, I didn’t get my bursary as you are probably aware. If not, go and read ‘ A crushing blow part 2’, or alternatively gauge your eyes out with a spoon. Lets just say it wasn’t my most cheering or optimistic of posts and I swiftly wrote another to try to erase my melancholy drivel from your memory!
I mean, I finished the chaise…I actually finished it and I wrote about 3 lines and didn’t really acknowledge that this beautiful piece of furniture had been done, by me and it looks GOOD!! It was delivered back to my mum and dad this week and they love it, at least my mum does. Father hasn’t said a word. Anyway, my bursary…ahh yes I didn’t get it. However this has done nothing to deter me and if nothing else literally lit a fire in me and I am now more determined than ever. I cleaned out my spare room (i.e. the work space) and made room for all the sundries and equipment I am going to buy, began writing my Etsy policies, took some photos of my cushions, set about planning my new line, began to make a window seat and start on a covered ottoman for my sister. Busy bee. Should get rejected more enough!
Back to button backs. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that my Level 3 chair is a deep buttoned tub chair and I have loved the process of the buttoning and how gorgeous it make the chair look. Even though it is only covered in calico, I love it and want to keep it already. So it made sense that buttoned seats made the grade. Here are some I love.
This was one of the first couches I added to my ‘Chair’ folder in the Houzz app. Think it is because I really enjoy the contrasting piping and buttons. The gorgeous buttoned front and the cushions which are made in the same pink fabric with contrasting blue piping.
At night I go to bed and when I can’t sleep, think about how much I want a proper window seat with table. Some people count sheep, I redesign our flat. Isn’t this just the perfect deep buttoned and window seat combo? No answers required, I know it is!
Taking button back literally, I love the playful nature of these chairs, the style of them and basically addicted to everything about this pic.
This is amazing. Think it may be a love or loathe effort though. I am not sure I’d have it in my house but can picture it in a sumptuous hotel bedroom or a very nice bar somewhere! I have included it because it combines deep buttoning with a fluted back. I have not done fluting yet but it has a great effect and this is a great example of it.
I completely love this. Rather than having a couch/sofa this circle of AMAZING chairs creates an inviting space, ideal for actually conversing with people. I want them so much. I mean look at them…such a gorgeous colour as well.
This beautiful dusky pink, vintage, curved couch just sit so beautifully in this room. It brings a softer touch to an otherwise monochromatic room and the plump deep buttoned back adds elegance and softness.
There is no escape from the chaise. This one is gorgeous, I like the way the buttoning and pleated fabric goes round the whole seat. I also really like the arm, it seems almost as of the scroll arm its self has been deep buttoned. Very effective and inviting.
Not everyones cup of tea I admit but I think a deep buttoned wall is just the height of luxury and extravagance. This one though creates a cosy corner that you can imagine curling up in. I am aware we are heading into summer but I’m thinking hot chocolate, roaring fire, a book and my head resting on this gorgeous wall.Bliss.
I have included this because of the beauty of the workmanship and the continuity of the line. Resembles a chaise but actually an ottoman and seat. The buttons look so deep and I love the curve of this chair.
Last but not least this splendiferous ottoman/coffee table. Lovely size, sturdy, practical and gorgeous. Added this to the wish list for ‘Kat’s Dream Home’.
Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did researching and writing. I love this blog writing malarkey!
Til next time