Monday, August 16, 2010

A Little Modern Touch

Over the years my style has slowly evolved to a more modern aesthetic (with a little push and a shove from my sons). I love mid-century modern and I've been trying to incorporate it into my decor once piece at a time. I love a little vintage too...modern vintage seems to sum up my style. I found this amazing gray wool drum shade on sale and replaced my chandelier. Oooooh, it makes my chairs shine and it's soo cool.

One of the downfalls of modern furniture is that it's not as comfortable as the cushy, puffy, overstuffed stuff you find everywhere. My hubby has been wanting a recliner since we've been married (that's over 25 years of desire!), but I've never been able to find one that I love and he thinks is comfortable. Well, who new that you don't need a recliner to sit comfortably and there's a modern chair that he loves and is just my style. It's so great when style and comfort come together. Does wonders for a marriage too!

One more thing for this Monday morning, the Modern Quilt Guild has a big announcement today....you might want to tune up your sewing machine and sharpen your scissors. It's going to be great. Be sure to check it out!

Oh, and I finally finished the 'Church Lady' quilt. I volunteered to make a quilt for my mom's church with sheets collected by the church ladies. They've been very patient with me. It really isn't nice to make church ladies wait.

19 comments:

QuiltyGirl said...

Ooooh, I love the chair!

I hear ya on the modern-but-uncomfortable furniture situation. We are about to move into a really modern townhome in Seattle (from a 1941 house in Illinois...), and I'm having a hard time finding living room furniture. I need to be able to watch tv, take a nap, etc. on my couch!

Meg said...

Oh Jacquie, that quilt was worth the wait! Gorgeous!

live a colorful life said...

I love that chair! I'm trying to change to mid century modern too. To think that I used to despise all that clean lined "blond" furniture when I was younger, and I crave it now. Your drum shade is fabulous too.

and the quilt is as well. :)

Sorry. I just was completely blown away by the excellent decor...

Poppyprint said...

I'm coveting that chair!!
Another beauty quilt for the church ladies, Jacquie. Will you be selling tickets on this one?

Theresa said...

I love your taste in furniture and decorating and love the church ladies quilt - it's superb!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are making some awesome decorating choices Jacquie! The Church Ladies will be fine once they see the results!

Anna said...

beautiful chair, it DOES look comfy. oh and that quilt is just so cozy looking

Sarah Craig said...

Love the drum shade, love the chair, and love the quilt!! Nice eye candy!!!

CitricSugar said...

That. Chair.

Swoon!

I'll have to pass that on to someone I know who wants to burn her husband's recliner...

Marit said...

The quilt is divine, Jacquie! So happy and pretty...
; )

brown robin said...

wow! I'm not sure which I love more... the lampshade, the chair, or the quilt. That's a hard one. I know what you mean about shifting to the clean lines of modern in a home. I like the mix we got going on, but find myself more and more drawn to the simple forms of mid modern furniture.

MightyMom said...

you bought a WHITE chair???!!!! you're brave.


can I have the church lady quilt? please????


vintage modern??? now THERE'S a turn of phrase for ya.

Anonymous said...

Love that Vintage Ziggy! It is beautiful. I want that chair...just not white!!!

Wendy P said...

I am absolutely NOT modern. Especially not mid-century modern. But if you ever want to ditch that buffet, let me know! It is awesome!

everythingquilts said...

Loving the whole dining room and the chair.
The quilt looks so soft and pretty.

KerryQ said...

Are those Tolix chairs?? I love them! I need some Tolix stools in my life! You could galvanize a banana, and I would love it, though. Thanks for the peek.

Sherri said...

I love that church lady quilt!

Jeannette said...

NIce quilt very pretty! But I would love to know about the chair (who makes it?) I want me one!

Katie said...

GOSH O GOLLY THAT CHURCH LADY QUILT LOOKS SO SOFT AND WONDERFUL - I BET THEY WERE SUPER PLEASED!