Last week, our plans were finally submitted to the City of Napa. Yeaaaa! It’s taken a long time to get to this point so we are really excited. Unlike the shed/studio we are not doing any expanding to the house, so we hope this will go quickly. More waiting to get the permits – but forward progress.
Since we bought the house, I’ve been pouring over architectural sites, furniture sites and design blogs for how best to design the interior of this mid century home. I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to mid century modern design but I was instantly drawn to Danish modern furniture. A lot is made from teak and come from the era when the house was built. Alas, a particular dining room chair I had been eyeing came up for sale at an antiques store in San Francisco. 6 to be exact, with a teak table. We probably paid too much, but I just had to have those chairs! The dining area will be the main focal point when someone walks into the front door so I wanted something funky and interesting – but comfortable.
These are called either compass chairs or flap back chairs, depending on what site you go to, designed by Kai Kristiansen for SVA Mobler. All of the chairs are in great shape but the upholstery is plain – and a little smelly. I am not entirely sure if this is the original upholstery. I found an old Ebay listing from Denmark and the upholstery looks to be EXACTLY the same:
And there is a lot of staples under the chair back where it appears the fabric was tucked in:
So, as if I don’t have enough to do with the new house – picking lighting, choosing kitchen appliances, furniture, sourcing antique shops, learning gardening, learning how to grow my own vegetables, becoming a wine connoisseur, I can now add upholstery to the list!