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Who knew such a design favorite could make a splash in 2013! The No.14 chair also known as the bistro chair makes a stylish and classic choice of seating for your home, garden, and patio. I’ve never come across a piece of furniture that brings with it such a European aroma that instantaneously flips a modern decorated home to a Parisian café fantasy.
The chair was originally designed by Michael Thonet and introduced all the way back in 1859, that’s 154 years ago! He used a unique steam bending technology that required him years to perfect. The affordable price and simple design became one of the best-selling chairs ever made and even won a gold medal at the Word Exposition in Paris. Now a favorite among designers the No.14 is showing up everywhere, take a look:
Ashley Whittaker Design
Schranghamer Design Group
Kate Michels Landscape Design
Roy Campana Photography
These photos are from The Marin Designers Showcase in San Francisco Bay which attracted talented designers Tucker and Marks. The two designed a show home with a European flair and brought a whole new meaning to costal design. I like the structured elegance they showed and the mix of textures such as leather, linen, marble, wood, and metal. To bring more meaning to the bold colors used, the two kept a neutral tone throughout the home and then used strong color accents in the artwork and accessories. Take a look:
Designing your home and choosing furniture is already a hassle, not to mention keeping up with trends that never seem to end! If you are looking for a style that’s made to last and looks good until the day it falls apart – opt for traditional European décor. This home designed by SuzAnn Kletzien was put together with an elegant French influence in mind, giving off a very inviting and soothing atmosphere.
How to get the look:
- Use a color palette of celadon blue, tan, brown, gray, with hints of gold
- Keep walls neutral and play up the room with color through furniture and accessories
- Use vintage pieces like Louis XVI style dining chairs and keep them antiqued for a laid back look
- Hang up gold frames with old world style prints
- Mix in unique pieces like mismatching vintage luggage
- Bring the look together with a splash of Damask print through upholstery or throw cushions
SuzAnn Kletzien and Two Birds Photography