Monday, 21 October 2013

Our new Featherston chair

Well, the vintage Featherston chair has finally made it home to the Sow's Ear. Cue the cheers and hoorays!

The amount of faffing about that one chair creates is huge. I've had to do a lot of reorganising to accommodate the new resident...perhaps more so than when our children were born...ha!
 (I kid, I kid...!)
This is the first set up we had planned until we changed our mind and rearranged some more!
It is an absolutely lovely addition to our home. Although the chair has been with the slowest upholsterer known to man, it's come up beautifully with the new wool fabric. I like that it has not been over-stuffed - it's just the right padding. Not too thin, not too fat. It was definitely worth the wait.


We used Bute tweed fabric in green and I have to say it's a winner. Bute is a fabric manufacturer based on the Isle of Bute, off the west coast of  Scotland. The fabric very much suits the 1953 Featherston Space chair and I'm pleased with the overall result.

We moved the tulip lamp and placed an Art Deco side table next to the Featherston 

A view of the new set-up in the lounge room
And that's not the only new addition to the Sow's Ear. I'll write a blog post about another new addition soon- it's another Australian design piece that I was keen to possess after editing an article about it...

15 comments:

  1. Just popped by to drool.......now if you don't mind we would like to be alone together!

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  2. Psst this chair now deserves to be in the blog header?

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    1. Ha! yes, a butterfly and featherston. xx

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  3. It's stunning. I'm sure everyone realises how precious one of those chairs are. Like a piece of art work really. And I'm so thrilled to see you chose absolutely gorgeous fabric to upholster. Nothing like decent wool. Divine. Divine. Divine. Does it sleep with you?

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    1. It is like art for us, but functional too. Thanks MMMC. We're very happy with it and it suits our aesthetic perfectly. And if I didn't have to share a bed with shirtless one, I'd let it sleep on my bed! xx

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  4. So what's that baby like to sit on?

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  5. That fabric is stunning, and it was a perfect choice for your beautiful chair. You must be over the moon to have such a fantastic new piece finally at home with you.

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    1. Thanks Dana. The fabric is stunning up close and personal. And yes very happy indeed. xx

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  6. Oh my, it's gorgeous!!! And what a wonderful choice of fabric, it will last a lifetime and you'll never stop appreciating it. What a coincident about the tweed. My husband's cousin has her own line of lovely wool jackets and coats and showed me some new designs yesterday. They're made of Harris tweed from the outer Hebrides in Scotland! You can't go wrong with tweed:-)

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    1. Scottish tweed is such a lovely fabric. How lucky to have someone in the family who has a line of wool coats and jackets. You'll have to get one and model it for us! xx

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  7. Love your new chair! I was following along on IG - I'm sure you had fun 'faffing' about with it over the weekend. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Caroline, Yes, I just faffed all weekend...it was good though because the house needed a good clean and tidy. xx

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  8. Bet you just stared at it all weekend long? Hope you guys have instilled the MMC love into those boys, who gets to inherit the chair? Looking so sickeningly stylish over at your place!

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  9. Love the chair, absolutely a work of art. Beautiful choice of fabric too, how exciting to finally have it come home. mel x

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