Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Find: Cheery Chairs

Photograph by Jim Franco

When I talk to those who've spent time with my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrifty Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, this photograph, taken on the Fire Island getaway of Saltaire, remains among the most popular. Maybe its because of the bold colors that attract the eye, or a design concept that almost anyone can imagine achieving. Here, chairs of different shapes and sizes become unified, thanks to an established color theme of red, white and green, accenting both the chair rail and the original artwork hanging above it.  This inviting vignette practically says, "Come in and stay awhile!"

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Those chairs are so sweet. They are like a colorful, mismatched group of friends, each with their own wild tales to tell. I imagine that's who would sit in them too!

  2. i love it. i actually made my own dining room and purchased 8 different types of seats, some of which I repainted. It looks amazing. So I can appreciate your inspiration above.


    peace + love + happiness,




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