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A Quiet Corner

Nestled in the corner of the living sits my favorite piece of furniture, a Le Corbusier chaise reproduction from European Furniture Warehouse, paired nicely with an Eileen Gray steel and glass table and a drum-shade floor lamp, both from Room and Board. I finished the vignette with a garage sale find — a simple black telephone, complete with rotary dial. It was only $5 and I had to have it.

It’s a wonderful spot to relax and gaze out the window or enjoy the latest news with my handy iPad. Ever since I saw this chaise in a magazine years ago, I knew I had to have it for that “perfect corner” in the house. What makes it a fantastic piece of furniture is the timeless, yet modern quality in the simple, curving dezine that was born during the 1920s. The same holds true for the Eileen Gray end table ¬†inspired by the original from the 1920s — glass and steel, just the right amount of sparkle and timeless.

Wine and Dine

I am fortunate enough to have a properly defined dining room but without the traditional four walls closing it in. The space opens itself up onto the living room on one side, but there are two steps leading down to it with a railing that adds additional separation without closing in the room. Three glass pendant lights hover over the length of the table and can be dimmed as needed.

Above — The glass and steel-base table is a Le Corbusier adaptation I picked up from European Furniture Warehouse in Chicago. I flanked it with 6 leather chairs, also from European Furniture Warehouse. For additional seating, I added a black leather and steel bench from Room and Board¬†(see photo below).

Below — the sideboard on the right is actually something I discovered in a garage sale in the neighborhood and which I had stained to a rich chocolate color and had new pulls added. I added “tree” decals to the feature wall to add a touch of whimsy. Photography by Audrey Photo Design.