Thursday, May 13, 2010

Going, Going, Gone

I think it's safe to say we all remember designer Melissa Warner's stunning Los Angeles rental featured in the May issue of House Beautiful. Two of a number of standout pieces in the project are shown above -- the upholstery treatment on the hooded chair (I apologize in advance for copying this in the near future, Melissa) and the gorgeous sideboard from Baker.

I find sideboards and buffets to be a hard one -- many of them are pretty dull and/or traditional, or they veer too far into the contemporary side, feeling like some weird relic from the 1980s. And if I see another vintage mid-century modern credenza, I'm going to bury myself under a stack of Dwell magazines.

Melissa's sideboard is the Viceroy from Baker, which after researching for a client, has apparently been discontinued. A few weeks ago there were only 4 more available -- and now, thanks to my lucky client -- there are only 3! I have to assume it was discontinued due to a lack of interest. Whaaa?

And you don't even know the best part: the interior of the piece is painted this color:

Could you die? I hope three of you out there snap up the last few. Think of it as three more homeless McCobb sideboards.

(Side note: fab garden stool is from Baker's Tony Duquette collection, or as I like to think of it, my own personal crack.)


bazaarofserendipity said...

lucky girl!!! so fab!

Averill said...

LOVE that sideboard, even more now that I know the interior is coral. Don't tell me they're discontinuing the entire Baker Studio line?!?!

(Btw, what's the retail price on the sideboard?)

Revival Home and Garden said...

I know -- doesn't the coral interior totally make it? It retails for $4,200, which for Baker, is practically free! I hope I get to visit it in person someday.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

You're so right sideboards are hard, a dealer gave me one. YES gave me one at at flea market. He didn't want to load it back on his truck. You just gave me an idea to paint the inside. thanks.

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