Friday, June 5, 2009

The Little Black Dress In Your Closet

Many of you may be familiar with Tobi Fairley after reading about her in the March 2009 issue of Traditional Home magazine. She was named one of the top 20 young interior designers in America. This week she attended Hickory Chair University where we had the opportunity to get to know her better. She is one of many designers who has enjoyed working with Hickory Chair to find solutions for her clients as well as for her own home. Shown below is a picture of the personalized Hickory Chair 6060-70 Serpentine Chest is from Tobi's home. The way she chose to 'dress it' made it perfect for her room. She chose Kohl finish with Antique Ivory drawer fronts and then replaced the reproduction brass hardware with COHTM antique silver V-3 bail pulls and Z-3 escutcheons.

The 6060-60 Serpentine Chest is a reproduction from the collection of H.F. DuPont that resides in the Winterthur Museum. The museum was originally the family home where H.F. not only raised a family but amassed the world's largest collection of American decorative arts. The Winterthur Country Estate collection has now celebrated its 10th anniversary.
These timeless heirloom quality Hickory Chair pieces are like the classsic little black dress in one's closet. You can add pearls and pumps go formal or you can add a jean jacket and boots and go casual with that same little black dress. Our classic pieces have great proportion and scale. Our employees allow you to select from over 6o finishes, COHTM hardware, hand decoration and special construction requests that will allow you to create a one of a kind piece for your home. Why settle for standard when you can have it MADE?

1 comment:

  1. Agree - the LBD is a perfect analogy. I've had some classic chests like this over the years that have moved from room to room with just a change of hardware. Her use of the piece here is beautiful.