I think it’s safe to say that I’ve moved up in my design journey.
In the process of collecting and decorating, I’ve been able to hit milestones, if you will. Milestones like, acquiring my first authentic piece of art, purchasing a true antique, devising and executing a full kitchen/bath remodel… and now I am thrilled to say that I can add a new notch in my belt! I have purchased my first piece of furniture history!!
I am the proud owner of two gorgeous Milo Baughman barstools!!
Do you remember my barstool musings? You can revisit here. But after hours of searching and visualizing, I just couldn’t make a decision. It’s like I knew that something great was on the horizon and I just had to be patient.
Behold the loveliness.
These babies weigh a ton!! But they are so shiny and pretty. Ahh, I’m in love.
Well, I’m in love with everything except the upholstery. One stool has been badly bleached by the sun. Does anyone have any tips for fixing sun damaged fabric? I’ve got a few ideas, but some help would be much appreciated!!
And for those of you who are like, “Ok, I’ve heard of Milo Baughman, but what’s the hype,” let’s us dish about this iconic American designer.
Inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame, Baughman is most credited for offering modern pieces at affordable price points. He was a master of using glass, chrome, burled wood, and lacquer – usually combining the mediums. His design philosophy was that furniture should enhance the atmosphere of the space and improve the quality of life.
You’ve probably seen his pieces and just not known it… Any strike an “oh yeah”?!
Cantilevered Sofa – This is from the 70’s! Can you believe it?!
This Chaise is so damn sexy.
Ellipse Chair – Pretty epic
And for fun, here are some of interiors with his iconic pieces
Dying to know the paint color of this fabulous room?? Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor.
Obvs these are just a few examples, but it should give you an inkling of the genius involved. Now you will spot imitations all over the place, and if you’re lucky, like I was, you will be able to take home a beauty of your own.
So what do you think? Are you a fan?
Happy Creating!! Ciao-sies, Jessica