Monday, February 2, 2015

Retail Odyssey: Patchwork Patterns at Vivaterra

vivaterra's kantha loveseat is a real showpiece
Thankfully this foxy little number is well out of my price range, 'cause that's all that stands between me and an epic impulse buy. Obviously it's best feature is the gorgeous patchwork Indian kantha in bright hues and energetic patterns. But it's secondary asset is the shape: those slimmed English roll arms, those carved legs (with casters!) and the tufted back. It's quite a stately little piece. I'd probably like it just as much in a solid color.

But it isn't solid. Not at all...

vintage kantha chairs are bold and inviting
These big cushy chairs have a presence equal to the loveseat while toning down the pattern. The overstuffed cushions are supremely inviting, and the French-inspired cabriole base feels unique. A truly global chair. Imagine a room with four of these around a coffee table! 

patchwork hanging lantern cover
If that's too much color + texture + pattern on a large piece of furniture, perhaps a pop in a cozy corner is more palatable. I doubt much light gets through this shade, but it would add great subdued lighting after dark and a dazzling color feature during the day. 

Whatever suits your fancy!

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