Jessica McClendon
Interior Designers & Decorators
The Living Room of Amazing Chairs, Encino CA eclectic

The Living Room of Amazing Chairs, Encino CA


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currytk wrote:
Please do not use real US flags as upholstery material! -
   Comment   January 8, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

If you simply can’t get rid of the thing, then you need to figure out how to use it. If you’re just sticking it in storage to work its weird voodoo guilt on the next generation, you might as well not have it at all.Instead, consider updating the piece to fit your needs. One of my clients had a chair rotting in her garage that belonged to her great-grandmother. She loved the bones of the chair, but it didn’t fit her decor. So we refurbished it, lacquering the wood and upholstering it in an American flag — a U.S. version of Britain’s classic Union Jack furniture, which appealed to the client’s patriotism. Now the chair has a prominent place in the family’s entryway. Sure, it’s not the original fabric or finish, but what’s the point of keeping a piece pristine if it’s not going to be used? Changing something doesn’t take away from its sentimental value. It simply adds a piece of your story.

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tweaver6 added this to tweaver6's ideas
September 8, 2014
rileylass added this to Final favorite design and color ideas
August 4, 2014
what’s the point of keeping a piece as it is if it’s not going to be used? Changing something doesn’t take away from its sentimental value. It simply adds a piece of your story.
steph07stevenson added this to Office/Front Room
July 7, 2014
Chair only
shousel added this to bedroom
June 9, 2014
the mirror as a vanity and the Moroccan lights
afphil added this to afphil's ideas
May 25, 2014
chair covered with flag to celebrate memory of loved one who served in military
bbaumiller added this to bbaumiller's Favorites
May 16, 2014
fivens added this to Refinishing
March 23, 2014
Patriotic chair
Gretchen McClendon added this to gretchen_mcclendon's ideas
March 10, 2014
American flag chair
mtoy added this to mtoy's Ideas
March 9, 2014
On the flip side, I have a client who hates her dining table and chairs. They were from her grandmother, and even though she really doesn’t like them, the guilt of getting rid of them would be too much. That brings me to a rule: Never keep something simply because it belonged to someone you love. While it may make you feel connected to that person, if you don’t like it, that connection won’t be a positive one. Instead, release yourself from guilt and figure out a way to honor your loved one without staring at a big piece of furniture you loathe.
kdallenpr added this to kdallenpr's ideas
March 3, 2014
llove the chair.....
minniecappel added this to Ideas to remember
March 2, 2014
Changing inherited things and making them fun and relevant
ellenta added this to kitchen
February 27, 2014
painted antique
sicilianlady added this to New Looks for for Old Things
February 26, 2014
The antique chair looks fresh and bold
Jamie Morrow added this to fruniture ideas
February 20, 2014
just cool
Lara Bubalo Manor added this to Living Room Ideas
February 13, 2014
Repurposed antique chair
robinkaufman added this to robinkaufman's ideas
February 11, 2014
furniture-change fabric or finish
karencah added this to karencah's Ideas
January 28, 2014
love the chair
i4dzyne2 added this to Repurpose/Update Vintage Finds
January 26, 2014
Love the graphic quality of the chair - a complete break from its Victorian dowdiness. But is it disrespectful to use an actual flag for upholstery?
Jeanne Mapes added this to jeanne_mapes's Ideas
January 19, 2014
cowboy added this to cowboy's Favorites
January 18, 2014
Penny V. added this to Furniture that speaks to me
January 16, 2014
I like this chair.
langasandile added this to Interior Decor
January 14, 2014
Masculine courage
mkransmo added this to mkransmo's ideas
January 13, 2014
Stolen och stilen
crystynarenee added this to Home Office Ideas
January 12, 2014
Love the chair!
dhbhollar added this to Furniture refurbished
January 10, 2014
Chair and mirror lacquered to make look current
marlene_s added this to Marlene_S's Entries
January 10, 2014
How cool is this? Something to consider for my blue chair.
jananiadis added this to fabric
January 9, 2014
Great chair fabric
Daniel Canavan added this to Reupholstered antique chairs
January 9, 2014
pattern of chair
lani1225 added this to Arbor
January 9, 2014
jacberkman added this to jacberkman's Ideas
January 9, 2014
Love the mix
jaomg added this to jaomg's ideas
January 9, 2014
vmmcconnell added this to vmmcconnell's ideas
January 9, 2014
Love the chair
aerdance added this to decor ideas
January 9, 2014
Gail Rysavy added this to gail_rysavy's ideas
January 9, 2014
Great reinvention of the chair and I like the hanging pendants in the corner.
elledecor added this to DYI ideas - Inspiration
January 8, 2014
Upholstery, lacquered black
arabad111 added this to dream rooms
January 8, 2014
blerrt added this to blerrt's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Changed chair
diannepypers added this to diannepypers's ideas
January 8, 2014
this is soo cool
lorraine1953 added this to lorraine1953's ideas
January 8, 2014
USA chair
katieb718 added this to katieb718's ideas
January 8, 2014
kotchkes hanging in the corner of a room - forks, turkey lantern
marlisdunnusa added this to seaside cottage small footprint/great use of space
January 8, 2014
love the american flag
winzmcbeav added this to winzmcbeav's ideas
January 8, 2014
Flag chair
scottishhome43 added this to scottishhome43's ideas
January 8, 2014
Cool chair
trishsetlik added this to Projects
January 8, 2014
super fun!
kellyfrink added this to interior
January 8, 2014
Jan 2014 This mirror reminds me of one we have. Looks good painted black.
richdinsmore added this to richdinsmore's Favorites
January 8, 2014
non071266 added this to non071266's ideas
January 8, 2014
loriliz added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 8, 2014
Painting something old to black
sandramcbarber added this to sahdramcbarber's ideas lounge
January 8, 2014
do this with one of the chairs...only canadian flag
housemate added this to drapes/curtains/repurposing/fabrics etc
January 8, 2014
chair fabric
hlaborin added this to hlaborin's Ideas
January 8, 2014
fiftymetlc added this to love that piece
January 8, 2014
Love this chair recovered in a flag and the 50 60 black glass is unique and beautiful
massivehorse added this to massivehorse's ideas
January 8, 2014
quite nice
theodosia5 added this to living room
January 8, 2014
Grandmothers chair
Gera King added this to class demo
January 8, 2014
grandmother's chair painted and covered in American flag
merrylark added this to Furniture
January 8, 2014
I love the modern fabric on a vintage piece.
Jessica Lee added this to Jessyca's Ideas 9369
January 8, 2014
Willy wonka room!!
nicmillerole added this to Decor
January 8, 2014
I love the vibrant print against the glossy black frame!!
adnohr1 added this to adnohr1's ideas
January 8, 2014
American Flag Chair
jll6180 added this to jackies ideas
January 8, 2014
the chair...amazing!!!
dgalli5917 added this to Chairs / Upholstery
January 8, 2014
love the black lacquered chair and the American version of classic union jack furniture. Very cool.
mayerj added this to Decorating Ideas
January 8, 2014
Change or update old things that look out of place
healthygirl57 added this to cabin decorating (after the redo)
January 8, 2014
example of old chair redo--laquer finish for wood...Grandpa Vannice's chair
mom1104 added this to mom1104
January 8, 2014
JaredViar added this to Jared Artisan Viar on FB/Eye Candy spaces
January 8, 2014
patriotic charms
rebellescaion added this to rebellescaion's Ideas
January 8, 2014
jjdeaton added this to jjdeaton's ideas
January 8, 2014
Chair! Needs a Texas flag!
housecandy1 added this to housecandy1's ideas
January 8, 2014
Black console and feature lights in corner
iamtov added this to iamtov's Ideas
January 7, 2014
jlk1989 added this to jlk1989's Favorites
January 7, 2014
That is a great way to make a keepsake a conversation piece!!
joannejustice added this to joannejustice's Favorites
January 7, 2014
Chair /flag fabric
Mel Kesler added this to Home Office Ideas
January 7, 2014
This supports all our troops, this is a awesome chair!
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