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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.

  1. Searched And Found

    February 8, 2010

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

  2. Jane Flanagan

    February 8, 2010

    It's so cheerful… decorated but still spontaneous.

  3. Lindsey

    February 8, 2010

    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!

  4. Iman

    February 8, 2010

    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 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010

    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?


  6. Kristen

    February 8, 2010

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

  7. Happenstance

    February 8, 2010

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

  8. molly

    February 8, 2010

    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!

  9. J

    February 8, 2010

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

  10. Making it Lovely

    February 8, 2010

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

  11. Martha

    February 8, 2010

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

  12. Joanna Goddard

    February 8, 2010

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

  13. molly ruth

    February 8, 2010

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

  14. Melissa Blake

    February 8, 2010

    Oh, I loooove those chairs!!

  15. Annabanana

    February 8, 2010

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

  16. jess@birdhouse

    February 8, 2010

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

  17. em

    February 8, 2010

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

  18. Abbey

    February 8, 2010

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

  19. thedoodlegirl

    February 9, 2010

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

  20. Barbie

    February 9, 2010

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

  21. Lillian Chang

    February 9, 2010

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

  22. paula

    February 9, 2010

    what a pretty space you have.

  23. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010

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

  24. K.

    February 9, 2010

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

  25. jen jafarzadeh

    February 9, 2010

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

  26. Sarah

    February 10, 2010

    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.

  27. Kristin

    February 12, 2010

    Great room layout, very multi-functional!

  28. Bridget

    February 15, 2010

    anyone know where that lemon pillow came from??

  29. potenta

    February 27, 2010

    like the combination…stripes with yellow, quite interesting 🙂

  30. Lovely Little Nest

    March 1, 2010

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

  31. Trish

    March 10, 2010

    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?

  32. L-DUB

    March 26, 2010

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

  33. Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    June 9, 2010

    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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