more craig for you lovers...
here is what alice asked of MFAMB...
"Really? Are you really willing to do this? Because I live in NYC where there is just too much. Much too much. I wish they had images like on ebay so you don't have to click, click, click. Are you listening Craig?
Here's my story: I'm renovating a weekend house and I need to rent it out because I can't afford a weekend house. I'm furnishing it cheap bcs I've rented houses before and I know what people want: clean. painted and clean. But I was hoping to find some leather stuff: chairs, dining chairs, or sofa to mix in with the painted stuff. Leather is cleanable. But everything I find is so .. puffy. I want stuff that has that Roman and Williams vibe. Also, non-furniture decorating ideas to spice up these otherwise painted and clean spaces. Lamps? Pictures? Objet d'art?
The weekend house is in the Hudson Valley
But I live in NY so I could look there too, but harder to move big things.
here are my inspiration pics for alice's place...
(please use the inspiration loosely. i realize i find things that are not inspired by the pics sometimes but i still think are useful or awesome. and also no leather which she specified, but good leather is hard to find and the good stuff is expensive as hell.)
so easy to clean, looks comfy. people like comfy on vacay..
old antique map of long island (1903)- $46
to help you re-enact the map and chest scene above...
antique bamboo dresser- $100
part 2 of the re-enactment..paint it a soft, washed out hue duh.
modern table lamps- $30
love these...so good to balance out all that country charm. keep the space minimal and all the wood, and folksy things look fresh and new. holla at'cha designers!!
pair of club chairs- $250
they have a great shape..
have slip cover's made in a white demin or another soft hue...chambray, sage, or dove gray??
wood farmhouse table- $200
not the round zinc table in the pics (i tried) but a gorgeous table nonetheless..
i would strip it down to it's natural wood grain..
restoration hardware dining chairs- $50 each(there are 4)
i saw vincente wolf paint a bunch of windsor chairs different shades of green, slightly varied..it was really pretty.
2 vintage windsor chairs- $125 each
2 painted bamboo chairs- $75 each
really you could take all these chairs and strip them or paint them varying shades and they would look amazeballs.
2 swing arm sconces- $80
great price, needs cleaning but seriously bleach it out and it's good as new!
old jelly cupboard- $175
kinda pricey but so great for extra storage where you need it. like a bathroom. small and narrow perfect for that nook and extra towels and toiletries. paint it or don't.
3 brass and glass tables -$125
love these for myself...but also for you
yes expensive, so offer half.
bamboo highback sette- $325
ugh! dying. i love it. will i ever tire of bamboo?
offer half please.
wicker night stand- $65
love it next to a child's bed.
the black is working for me, kinda spidery.
nautical maps from the 40's- $45 each
so pretty, and with that washed out quality we are going for here..
farmhouse dining table- $250
pretty, but i would try hard to find a zinc topped round table like the insp. pic. dumbness.
bentwood rocker- $35
love them in a bedroom.
easy to reupholster yourself.
pair of midcentury lamps- $195
loving the wood and brass mix, and those shades are beyond gorgeous..
offer half but pay 125.
not sure but i think this is prettier in person.
these are way cool.
new cowhide- $149
cowhide is super easy to clean as you just wipe away whatever spills. i have one and trust me it rocks.
2 ceiling lights- $25 for BOTH!
these are very cool and farmhouse/schoolhouse chic.
great for you m'lady.
cool as art on a wall hung horizontally. yes?
i mean it's unique to say the least..aren't bees big in upstate new york?
reupholster in something washed out and easy to clean.
great price, and it's cool.
brass lantern- $140
for our purposes i would rouch it up and make it more bronze.
modern table lamps- $99
so i think it's important to keep vacation rentals extremely minimal. not too much shit, mmkay?
clean and spare. with just the essentials and plenty of storage to put the shit that's needed away from view.
alice, i hope you use some of these things and the inspiration pics.
let me know if i can help you pull it together too. or find some more for you.
yes, i know...i am awesome.
inspiration pics via house beautiful