Any designer knows that you are only as good as your people. I can't upholster furniture or forge iron. I don't want to strip furniture and I can barely sew on a button. This means that I have to find the people that can do these things the BEST at a fair price. I just found the last member of the team...and they rock.
I sent my new custom furniture hookup 15 yards of Janet Yonaty's chocolate brown linen velvet and a picture of this sofa.
Eight weeks later I received this.
So, I might not BE the people but I KNOW the people...and they make things happen.
Midcentury Man called again. He ran into an amazing estate. Apparently, in the 1950s a newly married couple was given an entire house full of Dunbar furniture. Luckyweds. After the kids picked through the house my guy still managed to score some stunning items. Here are just a few.
A very large solid mahogany table by Dunbar. I think it would look better stained a rich dark brown. In my opinion.
There were also 10 of these chairs.
Possibly by Dunbar, although, unsigned. They are still very pretty. Stained brown and reupholstered in Prussian blue velvet.
Gorgeous sideboard with original raffia sliding doors. Stained brown.