IFDA’s Take A Seat: Our Chair

Ready for the inside scoop on our chair?! Yesterday I told you that I’ve partnered with my friend and colleague, interior designer Sarah Sarna. We’re upcycling a chair for IFDA’s Take A Seat, an event which benefits both Japan Tsunami Relief and Hurricane Sandy Relief. Participants are taking a chair, reupholstering, painting, and using their imagination to make it look fabulous. So, ready for the inside scoop about our chair?

Sarah and I were searching for a chair everywhere, from street corners to flea markets. Donghia came to our rescue and generously donated this beauty. The sleek, curvilinear, vintage-1970s-style chair already has flare but once it’s reupholstered I know it’s going to be stunning. I mean, look at those legs! The mirror polished metal legs are fab!

IFDA NYC's Take A Seat

We had to pick just the right fabric to pair with those legs. Sarah and I visited a few showrooms at the D&D before deciding on “the one”. Kravet, one of our go-to fabric distributors, had the perfect pattern in a gorgeous aqua color. When we saw BRADLEY in person we knew we had to have it. Thanks Kravet for making this possible!

IFDA NYC's Take A Seat

While many will be reupholstering their chairs on their own, I’m prone to accidents (as many of you know), and thought it was best not to risk injury. (Ha!) My good friend and upholsterer, Frank of Home Interiors by Anthony Giaramita, is chipping in by reupholstering our chair. (If you follow Home Interiors on Facebook you know how much he’s done to help the victims of Sandy in these past months. He’s been amazing, donating his time and energy and much more.)

Those are all the details you’re getting for now. In just a few weeks you’ll be able to see the finished product for yourself. I’m very happy to be a part of this relief effort, and I have to thank Donghia, Kravet and Home Interiors again for making this possible. Thank you!

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