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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quatrefoils!

It was a day like any other. I came across a large table and a set of 4 unusual chairs. The clover-like design on the chair backs caught my interest. After getting them home I thought I made a mistake bringing home "gothic" designed chairs.Roseann Chair by Barry Dixon, $3,360
Dyed Parchment Quatrefoil Mirror, $2,100

To my surprise, while browsing through the November 2008 issue of House Beautiful, I saw an article featuring the design on my chairs! The article is entitled, "Everywhere we look. . . Quatrefoils," and reads, in part:

"The medieval cloverleaf is suddenly the most modern motif around. . . . Quatrefoil Key Ring by Alexander Girard, $26

Today's designers are using trefoils, painted arches--and quatrefoils, especially--on everything from mirrors to beds. And why not? Gothic style has lightened up considerably over the years. Style-setters have long championed the beauty of this architectural style."
Madeline One-Arm Sconce
The Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy

My set of unusual chairs have a fancy name AND they're in style! Without further ado, I better get started on painting and recovering them before they're yesterday's news! I promise to post them (and the table) soon!

12 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Cindy,
I just knew you were going to paint those chairs. LOL
Can't wait to see the 'after' photo.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I absolutely love those chairs. I look forward to your update to them, they have so much potential. I'm a big fan of the trefoil and quatrefoile design. xo, suzy

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the chairs! Can't wait to see them re-done!!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

See you are being "fashion forward" and didn't even know it! I'll be looking for your updated post. That was a great find.

Pink Slippers said...

How wonderful.
I love saving old magazines.
So useful.

cherished*vintage said...

I can't wait to see them all painted up. How cool that there was a write up about the design for this month too. They're going look wonderful!
-Karoline

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Can't wait to see the re-do! Is that the fabric you are using? I think nearly every room can benefit from some animal print.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Cindy, I had never really paid attention to that pattern before, and now I'm seeing it every where I look. I can't wait to see your Cute Pink Stuff magic do it's thing!

** PS ~ Hope to see you at the Ventura Flea Market on Sunday **


oxox
Jennifer

Lynn said...

Beautiful design :) I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Cindy,

They will look great painted...can't wait to see.

Stop on over for a Santa challenge & giveaway.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Fifi Flowers said...

Your blog design is CUTE! THose chairs are lovely... stylish!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Sweetie said...

I like the chairs. I am really anxious to see the finished product. The chairs do have a distinctive design. I like variety and they'll look gorgeous. I saw what you did with the beautiful piano and you'll do the same great job with the chairs.
Sweetie