Repro Thursday

I just love Chinese Chippendale chairs.  I even gave my own chair a makeover last fall.  So, I thought it fitting that for today’s Repro Thursday I feature Ballard Design’s Dayna Bar Stool.

Ballard Designs

I really like that these are a twist on the classic Chinese Chippendale, created as a stool.  (Though Ballard does offer a regular height side and arm chair as part of this collection).

The stools are available in white or warm gray.

Ballard

What do you think of these?  Do you like the fact that it’s a stool? Or would you just prefer an arm chair-height Chinese Chippendale?

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Repro Thursday

Who doesn’t love a Louis Chair?  Today’s vintage-inspired piece can be found at Restoration Hardware.  Here is the Vintage French Cane Back Chair.

Restoration Hardware

 

It comes in a variety of finishes, and there is an armchair version.

Restoration Hardware

 

I think the chair is pretty – I mean you can’t go wrong with these lines.  Though, I personally wish they didn’t give it a fake “rough vintage look”.  I think it would look better cleanly stained or painted.  But I really like the caning on the back, and the wood has a lot of detail.

What do you think?  If you were looking for Louis chairs would you consider these?

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I know I’ve been vocal about preferring authentic vintage pieces to reproductions, but I recognize that sometimes it is just plain easier to get a new piece of furniture.  You don’t have to search for it, there are no condition issues, sometimes you can have it customized, the list could go on depending on what is important to you.  There are a lot of companies doing some really nice reproduction and vintage-inspired pieces.  So, I thought it would be fun to take Thursdays to highlight some of these “finds”.  Please note, these features are not sponsored in any way – they just reflect my opinions!

(Drum roll, please!)

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Repro Thursday

(You have to kind of say like a monster truck rally…. SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!…. REPRO THURSDAY!!!)

If you’ve walked by a West Elm lately, you’ve surely noticed their extensive mid century line of furniture, aptly named The Mid-Century Collection.  There are several really great pieces in that collection (you’ll probably see more featured here on future Repro Thursdays).  One piece that I really like, and stops me every time I walk in the store, is the Parker Mid-Century Bar Cart.

West Elm

 

The wood with the brass accents is what really makes it for me.  I love the ball wheels (and how the wheels are only on the front two feet).  You could dress this baby up or down.  Here are a few other photos:

West Elm

 

West Elm

 

This cart is a nice break from all of the metal and brass bar carts we’ve been seeing.  It has a nice Danish feel.  What do you think?

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