Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected."
I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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You may have noticed that when I feature an icon, I tend to have a bias toward chairs. I love chairs, I must have about ten times too many of them in my house, but I can't help it. There are just too many fabulous ones to choose from. I should add that I have a bias toward top fashion designers and their fabrics as well.
One of the most fabulous choices out there that combines the love of chairs with the love of fashion is the Mademoiselle Chair, designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell in 2003. The chair is upholstered yet modern, sleek yet comfortable. You can choose divine fabrics from faux croc to Missoni (fun pop florals) and from Moschino (daisies, sketches and hearts!) to an animal print from Dolce and Gabbana I'm sure Jackie Collins would love for her home. You also may choose between clear legs or solid black legs.
I mentioned Marie Antoinette last week when I talked about the Louis XV Ghost Chair, and I feel strongly that if Marie were alive today, she'd be wearing Christian Louboutin shoes and she'd be sitting on a Mademoiselle chair. It's just that fabulous. Used in sets of matching fabrics or mix-and-match fabrics in kitchens and dining rooms, as an occasional chair in a living room, as a glamorous dressing table in a boudoir or as a desk chair bursting with style, the Mademoiselle Chair is versatile and full of personality. Here are just a few examples of how well it works with all sorts of design styles.