Tuesday, October 2

Quality. Not Quantity.

I totally believe that buying a few pieces of really high quality, well-made furniture and decorating around them with the rest of the junk you've got lying around is the way to go. Well, not junk per se, but you know, like the cool chandelier you found at the flea market for twenty bucks, mixed with an amazing charcoal gray corduroy sofa like this one from Ochre. This is the sofa for me - it just makes me happy. One day people, one day.

There's been a clip going around the design blogs of the ever-stylish, eternally en vogue Kate Hepburn talking to Dick Cavett on the quality of a good piece of furniture and how happy it can make you feel. But, because I'm a geek, but apparently not enough of one to know how to load a video clip onto blogger, you can check it out on either The Mid-Century Modernist, where I believe it was originally posted, or on ATSF's Slinks. I could probably listen to Ms. Hepburn talk all the live-long day about something as dull as radial tires and get excited, but this is a fun classic you might like to take a look at. Kate's your afternoon style maven fix with some excellent advice.

5 comments:

Joslyn said...

Yes! I couldn't agree more...while you gotta love the occasional IKEA, with so many affordable places to get quick-fix, "disposable" furniture, it's easy to create insta-rooms. I always find it hard to let a room breathe and become what it's meant to be over time. I think not settling and holding out for the special pieces that elevate your fun vintage finds is definitely an answer. love it!

Kelly said...

this is the most amazing sofa i've seen in some time. definitely headed for the inspiration file!

Mag said...

I love this sofa. I had the luxury of testing it while visiting NYC earlier this year. It was a well-made piece. The price tag is however, unreachable for me....

Kelly said...

Technology wiz here to save the day! Not really, actually - it took me the longest time to figure out how to do this. On the youtube page, to the right of the video itself, look for the box labeled "embed." Simply copy and paste the text of that box into the HTML of your post and - voila! - you've posted a video clip!

Love the sofa too, btw!

sfgirlbybay said...

Kelly, my new IT girl! Thanks so much - I'm going to attempt to grasp this process! :)