We might be smiling in this picture but in all honesty we can’t really stop the tears (those who know us…know!) The current health crisis has had an impact on so many people and businesses…including ours. This group of amazing, creative, loving, helpful, joyful event industry business owners and employees are our extended family. We love them!
We are all unsure about the future but absolutely hoping for the best. To keep our employees and customers safe we have new procedures in place. We researched products + techniques and acquired an industrial strength virucide to clean our truck fleet and hard surfaced inventory as well as quarantining upholstered pieces for five days after an event.
Rest assured that as events begin to ramp up again our product will be safe and clean. Until then we will weather this storm, as difficult as it becomes, together as a community – with positive attitudes – and we will come out on the other side ready to rock!
We will continue being responsible members of society by taking this extremely seriously and doing our part to slow the spread. Thank you for doing your part. Thank you for your support.
Hello! So very excited this morning about the launch or our new Found Home online shop! I thought I would take you on a little tour of our home to get a feel for what kinds of things you might find on the new site. Join along on Instagram to keep up with all the news we will be releasing this week, and don’t miss our Pop up shop this Friday and Saturday at The Lombardi House (details below)! Check out more of our home over on Inspired By This today!
It is no secret that I love me a beautiful Napolean III chair! The pictures below were taken months ago when I bought a couple of big hauls of “naps” on a buying trip back east and down south. With the arrival of our containers from Europe on the horizon (holding many more naps and lots of beautiful furniture on them) I thought I would show just why I love these beauties so very much! There are a variety of different shapes and styles originating from the Napoleon III period (late 19th century) all having similar characteristics. I am no expert on these chairs, I just know I love them. I have to admit, I almost love them completely stripped down, more than I do with fabric on them but I realize that is not very functional. I do however have two of them in my house with no fabric on them at all, I just like to look at them that way….their raw beauty is like no other. Take a look below to see how I find them, with their quirky vintage upholstery and horse hair falling out (yes, I said horse hair, it was commonly used as stuffing back in the day…so cool)! The very first thing we do is strip them down! Then, I spend way too much time trying to figure out what fabric looks best with each chair…then I head to my upholsterers with fabric and strict instructions on how I want each and every one to look….good thing he loves me so much, I can get super picky at times, but hey, the details matter!
Details like this just make my heart smile…
Completed and brought back to life…
From well worn flea market finds to the most poised and pretty lounge vignette staples, these Napoleon III chairs have had quite the adventure (& make over too!)