French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly
George Hepplewhite is one of the most famous english cabinetmaker of the 18th century. Hepplewhite’s style and reputation rest on his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide (1788), which contains nearly 300 designs for furniture and other furnishings. One characteristic of his chairs is the shield back ornament.
Here is a mahogany chair that we picked up from the curb (again!)… should go to Rachel’s workspace corner… redesigned with a more contemporary touch, which doesn’t mean too “girly”… My choice : Martha Stewart metallic paint, solid grey linen from Calico Corners and purple-pink HGVT trimming.