Still don’t know what it is? Then click on the photo for a larger version. Does that help? By the way, I’m not referring to the artwork by Scott Barber. But just in case you want to know, this piece is called Swell, a Giclée print on Lysonic paper, first edition, October, 2004, limited to 500.
Designed by Charley McKenney and built by my contractor, Bert Watford, this contraption is not intended to cover up a giant hole or a bad plaster job, but is meant to conceal what most folks take great pride in displaying.
(above) Behind the chair is a piece by Scott Barber called Swell. Giclée print on Lysonic paper. First edition, October, 2004, limited to 500. Once it’s hung, I’ll do a full-on proper photograph of it, but I’m waiting for the final coat of paint to be applied on the above wall cabinet before I hang it.
A pair of tubby armchairs. That’s how 1stdibs had listed them when I first added them to my portfolio. Before all the restoration work, I had lived with a lot of traditional hand-me-downs and antique mall finds. In other words, my décor suffered greatly from the brown furniture syndrome in an out-of-date arts and crafts style. It was time to grow up in a timeless manner, since I no longer needed trendy objects to disguise a house that desperately needed structural updating. The key words that must apply to any new object chosen for my house are: timeless, integrity, functional, quality, quiet, sophisticated, and gracious.