Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuft Love

I am a total sucker for anything tufted, and I do mean anything: I have come dangerously close to buying tufted dollhouse furniture a time or two.... and this was BEFORE I had children.

And then there's lucite: ever since I bought a vintage stacked acrylic lamp on eBay ten years ago for my home, lucite and I have had a special little thing going.

So imagine my state of bliss upon discovering a company that combined tufted upholstery with lucite finishes! (I think I actually blacked out for a second from the high.)

Naturally, I had to share my findings with you:

I'm working on tracking down purchasing particulars for all of these pieces, so if something catches your fancy, drop me a line and I'll keep you posted. I am thinking I have no choice but to bring in at least one of those ottomans or benches to the shop. It's really out of my hands, at this point.

While we're discussing lucite, I know many of you are fans of The Paris Apartment, a wonderful site dedicated to all things Parisian. (You can even go on a Paris shopping tour with site founder Claudia; if you're reading, Claudia, do I get a discount? I'm sure your site will be FLOODED with traffic as a result of this post [she says sarcastically, which I now feel obligated to add after the Anthropologie incident].)

Claudia features an excellent selection of lucite items in her online boutique, but my absolute favorites--more accurately, obsessions--are her selection of lucite handles. These are totally over-the-top fabulous and I must have them at all costs (or, at least, $28 per pull) for my kitchen cabinets.

I can't decide if I prefer the simple lucite toggle or the version with a chrome cuff. You might have spotted the latter in a recent issue of House Beautiful, which also mentioned that the cuffs are adjustable, enabling it to fit virtually any pre-existing hardware holes. Love it!


SparkerShop said...

The lucite drawer pulls are DELICIOUS! I must figure out a way to use them in my home...

Renee Finberg said...

i too love tufting !
i am particularly fond of the flat tufting found first on donghia upholstery.

Averill said...

I'll take the bench, please! :) The lucite hardware is also great, I think I'm more of a fan of the look with the chrome cuffs though (and how nice that they're adjustable!).

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

The grey patent chair is to die for!

Lauren said...

Where can you find the dining chairs with lucite legs? Love those!

AllWaysArt said...

You can find all sorts of acrylic and tufted furniture at HStudio. www.hstudio.com. They have a variety of colors available and will customize any piece to your preferences.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin