Sunday, August 21, 2011

At long last...the pink chairs

I believe I glossed over the story on how I came to acquire the pink chairs.  I will say this....there was wine involved.
After picking up my chrome chairs from the workroom, I was not happy with my fabric selection, which was a gray wool flannel.  I really wanted a color, but as usual I chickened out in a major way.

In my house, I think they looked like office chairs.  Too short, too tailored.....just too something.  Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to add a slight modern touch to my room.  BUT these bad boys were not making me tingle.

Without getting all wordy, I was talking to my friend Ally [From The Right Bank] and she told me that she had recently broken up with her modern pink chairs.  WHAT?????  I love those chairs!  Too much pink for her. Hmmmmmm.....over she comes to see mine, and we load one in her car to see how it would look in her room.  

Instant LOVE.  Some dancing, the wine comes out, the heavens opened up and a rainbow appeared.  They were pretty darn near perfect.  Which we all know to mean "I love them TODAY".  Let's not get crazy.

Load in both of her pink chairs [which I did find at a flea market and showed to her in the first place!].  Head to the Hart residence and BAM....Pink.  They were taller, more feminine, and brass.  Done.  Trade. An even trade at that.

So here they are in their happy new home.

Honestly when I walk in my door, I get all giddy.  
This is how they look with the stripes in the foyer.

I ordered the Betwixt pillows from this Etsy seller  They are made beautifully.  I really did not have a place to put them [that is no reason not to buy right?????] but looky here.

So...Ally is posting my chairs in her house today.....check it out.....From The Right Bank!

One more thing.  Look at this table that Gretchen O put together in 2 hours for a clients party.


Head here to read the entire post.  Don't you love it!!!!

Let's get this party started....I mean week.

Sherik the freak.





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58 comments:

Renae Moore said...

You crack me up....I am lovin' the pink and ALL your colors! I have had in mind to do a linen skirt on a drop leaf I have here and whadda you know, you have one in your entry. :) Great minds DO think alike! Getting ready to run over and see what you traded.

xx

Chic Geek said...

I LOVE the pink chairs!!!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

You are so funny! What a great swap, and how fun that they ended up being yours! Now that's a fun relationship. They look amazing especially with the peak at the horizontal stripes!

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- love the pink chairs. It's wonderful to walk in your home and feel giddy! :) So happy for you. The foyer is gorgeous.

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

They are perfect in your foyer. Don't cha just love it when things work out like that?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look great and I love the gallery wall.

My Interior Life said...

I'm awestruck and I would be giddy too. Love the pink, the brass, the Betwixt. All of it. Jealous! Off to check out the other posts!

hartmom said...

Love reading your posts...always so funny! The pink is striking, love the brass and Betwixt is one of my favorites too...it all looks fantastic! (p.s. I've long been eying Liana's gorgeous pillows and now that I have learned from you tonight that I do not need to have a place in mind to put them, I will definitely be placing my order when she's back from vacation). Thanks!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Well I'm all giddy looking at them from here! Seriously - L O V E them!!!

under spanish moss said...

Great story...you always make us smile. The pop of color looks good in your space and the throw pillows were meant for the chairs.

Angela said...

Love the pink chairs and the skirted console! Lucky you!!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Just saw 4 of these chairs on Craigslist for 500. I wonder if i needs them..... i like the pink in the space!

Got your package, thanks!
I loves it all.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I my love! They look so great against the stripes in the foyer!!!! Serious LOVE!

Terry said...

Very good. I'm begging both you and FtRB, keep swapping, at least once a month.

Miss Rubio said...

Wow these look great. And those pillows are perfect for those chairs.

Jessie said...

Those pink chairs look great in there! I love how the black and white from your new throw pillows tie in with the stripes in the foyer! The last image looks fabulous, by the way! Gretchen did a great job!

Hope you had a great weekend, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

lisaroyhandbags said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I'd be tingling every time I walked into that space too - they look absolutely perfect (for today!) :) xo

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I'm not normally a fan of pink, but this is so vibrant and rich....it's a fabulous 'pop'!
"Sherik the freak" - I laughed out loud!!!!

Julie Holloway said...

You're right...you did find them, so maybe they were meant to be yours all along. LOVE them, Sherry! You da master.

Fran said...

What a great story and no wonder you broke out the wine!! I am dying over those pink chairs - they look so amazing in your space!! Congrats!!

Mary said...

I hope you never get over the pink chairs. They look perfect!!!
Can I ask...are your pillows black & white or brown & white? I can't tell.

Designing Domesticity said...

ohhhh, I love the pink. And I'm not usually a pink girl! It's so important to love what's in your house and it makes me happy to think of you walking in and loving yours! Well done! liz

Toni said...

They look amazing! I can't believe you would "chicken" out on picking a bold color. Any thing in your home would have to be as sassy as you. (I do mean that in a great way) Enjoy your splash of pink as long as they make you smile.

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

lucky girl to get those chairs!

abby @ a delightful design said...

I love 'em. They are unexpected for you and that makes them perfect in my eyes. :-)

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

1- Why can't I have a friend with taste as awesome as mine to switch furniture with?? I have to say, that is seriously ideal.

2- Where did you get those sconces and who do you think you are to have them turned opposite ways? Rebel.

Baylor Says...

Holly said...

Oh Sherry...they are quite perfect in your home - especially with those Betwixt pillows sitting there with them. Really looks great. And Gretchen is amazing - I couldn't believe she whipped that together!

bluehydrangea said...

I feel giddy and I am not even a pink person! those chairs are amazing!!

bryn alexandra interiors said...

Damn girl I freaking LOVE your house!! It's one of my favorites out there in blog land. Love love love the chairs.

eclecticrevisited said...

gorgeous, love the pink..they're perfect for your home...and for you..you needed pink!!
best,
maureen

Gretchen O. said...

WHOA! PINK! LOVE! When it's right, it is right! RIGHT?

You are so sweet to have added my little ol' project to your post...thanks:)

Happy Monday!

Cathy Wall said...

The pink is indeed, awesome, just the right touch! Looking at your house makes me want to win the lottery so I can get a do-over on mine....! You rock!

Cathy

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Loooooooove the pink chairs! So fun!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

PINK CHAIRS ARE FANTASTIC! This world needs more pink.
And as Shelby (Steel Magnolias) would say…"Pink is mah signature color"
Best,
Amy

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

they look awesome. i've been coveting those chairs since she first posted them - so glad they've found a happy home! also glad ally sent me over here. off to check out more of your beautiful blog..... ox

Kathysue said...

I remember the first post and I thought I might not like the addition of pink. BUT YOU made it work, I really do love them!! That area just smiles now!! Great choice!! and a perfect trade, Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Wow, they look really great....love the pop of pink!!! Beautiful :o)
~Des

Acquired Objects said...

I'm not a pink person but it works really well in your home. The gray would have been to bland so great trade!

Heidiopia said...

These are so bold, Sherry-- I love it! Yes, I would be doing a happy dance everytime I walked through the door, too. :) Don't you love it when things all work out?
Happy Monday!
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

PS~ Willow House giveaway on the blog this week!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Why doesn't one of my friends have those pink chairs sitting around their house- I'm OBSESSED with them- how perfectly this all worked out because I love love the black chairs at Ally's house- such a great story!!!

Tricia Rose said...

Totally inspired - I detect the Hand of Fate!

designchic said...

The perfect trade...adore the pink chairs in your house!!

Lori said...

Love them, Sherry! I wouldn't have thought I'd like the pink for you, but it's great!
Take care,
Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Cindy said...

Oh man, i'm loving those pink chairs to death. They are WONDERFUL, especially near your striped wall... god they look good... i would just get happy all over if i walked in the door and saw them like that all perfect and everything.

Cindy

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love the swap! Wish I had friends with great stuff! So great that you and Ally know each other and can do this.

Lost in Provence said...

I am over from Ally's blog and what a super score of a trade for you both--love it! Everyone wins. :) And if there was wine involved, so much the better...

CLAIRE WATKINS, ASID ALLIED said...

How funny! The perfect trade!

Bromeliad said...

Hilarious. The perfect chair swap.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love, love the pink chairs. What a difference they make in the space. Headed right over to Ally's to see yours.

Love the tablescape too. You know how I love fun tables.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Okay, I am TOTALLY loving the PINK chairs! They were MADE for this space and just complete it to a "T"! And an even swap is ALWAYS a good thing!!! Perfect!!

Lou Cinda

Splendid Willow said...

Ok, this is the most fun blog story I have heard in a long time! And what a swap! You both won the Mega lottery!

Lovely story, lovely chairs and lovely friends! I am smiling big over here!

ox, Mon

P.S And yeah for Gretchen's party room! She is also brilliant!

The enchanted home said...

LOVE the pink chairs....love that particular color and with the pillow it just pops to perfection! Great story behind it too......love love love!

traci zeller designs said...

Ummmm .... BRILLIANT!! Super trade for both of you!!!!

ann said...

So very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love the pink chairs and patterned pillows!

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Rene said...

"I love them today, let's not get crazy", boy do I hear you. But, I do love them and they look great in you house. Yay pink!

charm home said...

I'm in love Sherry...total L.O.V.E. It looks awesome. You must love coming home to that space every day. I know I would. Hope all is well. xoxo.

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