Feb 8

Living Room Tour Part 3: Chairs and Settee

I bought these chairs off Craigslist a year or two ago planning to have them upholstered. The fabric was pretty but worn out and dirty. Jenny suggested we recover them in this little yellow velvet trellis material. I really liked the tiny pattern and velvet is so soft. I had them upholstered by Cortland Upholstery. For the price and the turn around time (less than a week) I was VERY pleased with the job they did. They also picked up and dropped off the chairs. We topped them off with some stripey pillows.

I knew I wanted some other sort of bench seating but I was having a hard time finding something the right size. Jenny suggested this little Nate Berkus Settee (it was sold out but now it is back in stock.) It is just long enough you can kind of curl up on it and I loved the ikat fabric. The ottoman I bought at a flea market a year or two ago was reupholstered in this pretty yellow and white pattern. The art is a print my brother made by Richard Prince (with an interesting back story right here.) The lemon pillow is from Jonathan Adler and we had another made out of some orange velvet.

Tomorrow I’ll post the rest of the pictures.


  • Searched And Found says:

    These are gorgeous! I love the pops of yellow and the striped pillows.

  • Jane Flanagan says:

    It's so cheerful… decorated but still spontaneous.

  • Lindsey says:

    Looks great Jordan! Interested in the pattern on the walls in the adjacent room…is that wallpaper? Also, what does it cost to reupholster chairs like the ones you did? Can't wait to see more!

  • Iman says:

    Hi Jordan! I love those yellow chairs, great form. This past week I was looking at the Nate Berkus settee and was having my doubts. It looks really good, might have to get it :)

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your house! (and your blog!) I've had my eye on your Richard Prince poster for a while–can I ask how your brother did that?


  • Kristen says:

    I'm loving your finds–the settee, the corner desk/armoire. Thank you for sharing!

  • Happenstance says:

    Love the Craigslist chairs. Inspiring me to find some of my own:)

  • molly says:

    I love the sette. I have been searching for something about that size for our living area. I must just have to scoop one up too. I like how it came all together and it looks great!

  • J says:

    I love the yellow and navy!
    I'll be back tomorrow to see the rest!

  • Making it Lovely says:

    I'm using that settee in my latest edition of Making it Yours! It looks fantastic in your home (along with everything else).

  • Martha says:

    i am absolutely loving this tour of your home. you've done some really awesome stuff.

  • Joanna Goddard says:

    such a lovely seating area! i love the size of the settee and the striped pillows.

  • molly ruth says:

    you have a beautiful home, jordan! what a city to live in and what a fabulous place to call home!

  • Melissa Blake says:

    Oh, I loooove those chairs!!

  • Annabanana says:

    love the color scheme. so bright and cheery. how nice to have this done before your baby arrives!

  • jess@birdhouse says:

    Love it. I really like the upholstery fabric with your striped pillows. Plus, great job mixing fabrics.

  • em says:

    that ikat fabric is giving me heart palpitations, i love it so!

  • Abbey says:

    i love this! that ottoman kills me — do you remember the fabric name? i love the nate berkus sofa, too.

  • thedoodlegirl says:

    SOO fun! Love the ottoman! Such a fun, relaxing, playful feel to the room.

  • Barbie says:

    Daaang, Jordan. I really like that room. Great job–you and Jenny.

  • Lillian Chang says:

    I love what you've done with the chairs!! Mixing the patterns, yet staying perfectly complementary…beautiful!!

  • paula says:

    what a pretty space you have.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm with Abbey. I love the room but I am dying to know the fabric on the ottoman.

  • K. says:

    I am seriously jealous. We just moved into out new flat and I am desperately looking for ideas… and this is great!!!

  • jen jafarzadeh says:

    love your yellow velvet chairs! great fabric pick — and what a score on craigslist.

  • Sarah says:

    thank you for sharing these pictures! Great job! I, too, am curious about how your brother made the Richard Prince poster. I didn't figure it out based on the NYT link.

  • Kristin says:

    Great room layout, very multi-functional!

  • Bridget says:

    anyone know where that lemon pillow came from??

  • potenta says:

    like the combination…stripes with yellow, quite interesting :)

  • Lovely Little Nest says:

    Oooh this room is fabulous! Love what you've done with it :)

  • Trish says:

    Hi there! Found your blog through Jenny's. I just love your living room and your minimalist non-plastic approach to toys. After seeing Jenny's post about your living room, I ordered the Nate Berkus settee. It should arrive this week. I'm hoping for good quality, especially with those little brass wheels. How's your experience been?

  • L-DUB says:

    What do you search for when looking for chairs like these on Craigslist?

  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor says:

    I am in LOVE with those chairs! Seriously, if I could have one of them right now for my bedroom, I'd be ecstatic. Makes me wish I could clone furniture :)

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