Thursday, October 30, 2008

Feeding my design style

Image via Paris Hotel Boutique

About a year ago I feel in love with vintage Feed Sacks. I had never really thought much of them until I saw them on Oprah's Knock, knock, it's Nate! Design contest. One of the runner ups, Kirstin Hollister, designed her house using her recent 3 year stint abroad in Switzerland for inspiration. In her living room she had a gorgeous chair from Ikea that she had upholstered with a vintage black/white/gray feed sack. Oh course I can't find a good picture of it anywhere online. I loved it. Her house is a great mix of vintage finds with some modern touches, which mades it look completely lived in and cozy, but with a backdrop of excellent style as well.

Pictures of Kirsten's home:

I love the benches in the dining area

This is the only image I could of the chair that started it all. It's all the way in the back by the white bookcase.

After watching that episode I immediately ran to Etsy to find myself a vintage feed sack. I was able to snatch one up for $10! That was a couple of months ago and until last weekend I hadn't done a thing with it. I was waiting to use it in my dining room in some fashion, but since my furniture hasn't even been delivered yet I figured it was time to take it out. I went IKEA and got a massive frame and mounted it in my kitchen. So at least while I figure out where I want it's permanent home to be I can enjoy it.

I thought maybe I was the only one on the feed sack kick and then yesterday I finally received my Domino magazine and saw the spread with Jenna Lyon's apartment and was so excited to see that her headboard is made with the vintage feed sacks.

Image via Domino

I did some more searching and found a fabulous new chair that I must have along with a new crush on David met Nicole. David met Nicole is a retail shop located in Sydney, Australia in Surry Hills. Their products range from home goods to clothing items and they also offer interior design services along with custom made pieces. The shop is a great mix of eclectic and vintage finds.

This is the chair that I spotted on their site that I'm currently lusting over:

I love that a vintage feed sack, which would normally be considered very country-ish in style can be me made to look very unique and chic depending on the owner.


Blogger LindsB said...

Oh, please post pics of yours framed- it sounds so cool!

October 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I will post pics when I get home. I actually going to take some shots last night and of course my battery was dead and needed to be recharged.


October 30, 2008 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Great post! And yes, I'm dying to see your's as well.

October 30, 2008 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger ann ominous said...

those are so cute! i love all those chairs!

i found your blog in a round about way via Secret's in the Sauce...I think I might become a "regular reader", you're a pretty great writer!

October 31, 2008 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Sarah's Fab Day said...

I LOVED that Oprah episode and it was just a fluke that I watched it that day. Those chairs from Paris Hotel Boutique totally been lusting after them.

Soulmates I tell ya!

October 31, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

I can't wait to see your pictures too.

I went to our local coffee shop and picked up some coffee bean sacks to play with to see what I can come up with. I love mixing old, new, recycle and different styles together.

November 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

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