Currey & C0. has been one of our favorite lighting vendors for a while now. Their designer lamps and chic chandeliers are to die for! So I was incredibly excited to get word of their new upholstery line. Lovely reproductions of classic chairs and settees that are both well done and incredibly chic. My taste tends toward the more modern but Currey & Co. seems to have collected the chicest examples of Louis XVI , Louis XV, Deco, Gustavian and Chippendale styles and made beautiful new pieces. They come in your standard white cotton, ready for re upholstery, but as I was browsing through the collection I was reminded this amazing house I saw in the New York Times Style section years ago. The home of Pamela Bell. She was one of the founders of Kate Spade and she:“…took a laissez-faire attitude, turning over the details to her children: Elenore, 13, Anabel, 11, and Will Simotas, 7. A John Derian sofa still in its muslin cover became an art project for Elenore’s seventh-grade class, who covered it in graffiti with fabric markers. Will had his way with fabric paint on two chairs. “
I loved this idea then, and I wasn’t even close to having kids at that point, Now it speaks to me even more. The thing is, these are beautiful pieces that are built to last and that means all you ever have to do is reupholster every 5 or 10 years, so in the meantime why not have some fun?