In case you aren’t aware, One Kings Lane is a flash sale sight and everyday they have a different ‘tastemakers’ sale where a designer or store owner curates a sale. Mine is coming up on SEPTEMBER 18th but obviously the point is to sell out so i’m going to be promoting it a lot, otherwise i’m going to be stuck with 9 sofas in my storage unit, 18 brass animals and even more weird portraits of art that i just don’t need, but are awesome.
Everything is vintage and there are a lot of pieces that i put a lot of time in to updating (i.e. refinishing and upholstering, not to mention shopping and transporting) so i want people to be able to have the time to save up and prepare for them (aka, ask friends opinions, take measurements, ask partner their opinion, etc).
Some are VERY hard to give up.
Like this italian 1970′s sofa (and club chair to match, sold separately) completely redone in peacock blue velvet. Its insane. I couldn’t find a signature, but i think its a designer piece and it has been VERY hard for me to part with.
The back pillows are actually in the shape of a triangle and the side pillows are attached to it.
Here she is before:
The fabric before was obviously crazy, although i did like something about it. But it was dirty, worn, icky, etc, so its been completely redone (new foam and everything, etc).
Its a total one of a kind, customized, Italian late 1970′s or early 80′s piece with superb velvet. It will make your house more interesting. I’m not saying that because i need to sell it, i’m saying that because its absolutely true. This is what you splurge on, i promise.
Up next the two most comfortable chairs ever:
Previously in a yellow icky fabric.
I have a PAIR of these and i’m so obsessed with them its crazy. I want to hoard them so hard for my future TV room because they are super large scale and so incredibly comfortable, not to mention a ton of character.
The belgium linen was a splurge and is super high quality, and the scale of these is perfect to balance out a pretty large sofa. They are just so 70′s and loungey. I die. The ONLY reason i’m not keeping them is because i love my leather safari chairs, but otherwise there isn’t a chance i would part with them.
Next up is this super simple and kinda ugly club chair that looked like this:
This is a mid-upholstery process shot:
And now it looks like this:
THat velvet is like the most beautiful color ever.
If you want to learn everything you need to know about reupholstering vintage pieces read my guide, HERE.
Don’t worry, there are going to be a lot of things that are more affordable, but i just wanted to highlight the ones that are pricier so you have a while to prep and save and priortize, etc.
Awesome burlwood coffee table
White lacquer (matte) campaign dresser, newly lacquered and hardware restored
Faux bamboo regency campaign style nightstands.
Clearly favorites of mine that are VERY hard to give up.
I’ll post more next week, and again there are some items that are affordable, its the custom furniture that are splurges and worth every penny. I have such a new respect for vintage store owners, i mean the amount of work and time that goes into collecting, fixing, and hoarding is insane, so getting paid properly for this can get difficult, but there is nothing here that i wouldn’t buy if it was within my budget because they are all really awesome pieces that are unique and therefore worth the splurges.
September 18th folks, 3 days only, spread the word because Brian will kill me if none of my 136 items sells (and yes, you take that risk and have to purchase them all out of pocket….its terrifying).