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Thursday, February 28, 2013


...or should I say seeking hides?  I'm always inspired by layers of natural textures. And lately my obsession is with cowhides, sheepskins and the like. If you live in Charlotte, NC or close-by, I'll let you in on a deal... Post & Gray is offering 10% off rugs this weekend, including some very savvy hides.

I also wanted to share a recent accomplishment. I was able to check a task off my long list of to-do's. woohoo! It was even a New Year's resolution...Having 2 chairs re-upholstered. I found the fabric for a song at Post & Gray and thankfully had a friend with connections. Here's a quick before + after...

What do you think?  I know, I know the rug has got to go.  It's driving us crazy too... but one step at a time.  I love the TEXTURE of my "new" chairs. Notice the animal influences? 

fyi: these chairs were from, like years ago for cheap, but they look super chic now, don't they?

...SO...with hides on the mind...

Here are a few images I've come across recently that inspire my love for layers, texture and all things luxe + natural...

 {image via thisisglamorous}

 {image via thenester}

{image via thedecorista}

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The above image reminds me of a recent instagram snap I took on a very rare + beautiful snowy day here in the Carolinas...

And...just because I love layers in fashion too...

{image via refinedstyle}

Wishing you warm thoughts and a very stylish weekend!




  1. What a transformation! Your chairs certainly look stylish and I love the print and texture of the fabric. A gorgeous snowy photo too.

  2. Great images. I'm a fan of cow hides myself. I have a chair that is on my list of things to do someday. I'd like to attempt to reupholster myself. We'll see! :-)

  3. Love the magic of reupholstering old chairs with new chic fabric. Love your chairs! Thanks for inspiring!!!

  4. I am such a hide nut! I would be embarrassed to tell you how many I have around my house...

    chairs look great! donna

  5. I love me a hide, I would have one in every room if I could!

  6. Hey Patti, really cute blog!

    You can find Teil's paintings you commented about here:

  7. Very nice job! I really love the chic animal print fabric you chose. The print looks so sophisticated in that gray color.