A week ago Missoni went on sale for Target and all the sudden it was the hottest word/fashion/designer around... my husband kept asking me, what's that missoni stuff everyone is talking about... he then asked if it was expensive pasta... poor guy was clearly confused... I of course told him, yes, it is dear.
Before this buzz word and Missoni Mayhem started I already had my eye on Missoni or Missoni-esque items. We bought 4 french Louis XVI chairs for our dining room table and with a cowhide rug underneath and a bench on the other side Grandma's Upholstery just ain't gonna work. My chairs are dark wood but I was thinking that a colorful chevron or flamestitch pattern would be super fun, funky, and unexpected when paired with my traditional chairs and Royal Crown Derby China. This is what I had in mind:
Much to my dismay Missoni fabric was WAY expensive. Don't get me wrong I'm willing to drop a little more $$ if it's absolutely perfect and want I've dreamed of but a few grand definitely won't fly with hubs. I did however find this lovely Schumacher fabric that's in the Martyn Lawrence Bullard Collection
Quite "delicious" if you ask me. :) I've ordered a swatch so I'm interested to see how the colors look in person. If this doesn't work for my dining room chairs then I think it'd be perfect for my french arm chairs for my living room (which I'm still searching for....)
All in all, I was a little unsure what people would say about a Missoni type dining room chair but with all this Missoni for Target buzz I feel confident they'll be a hit whenever I find the perfect fabric. I myself did score some Missoni for Target but yesterday got super excited when Hautelook.com had Missoni on sale and I got a $425 REAL Missoni poncho for $100, if I don't like that maybe that can be my chair fabric.... until then my chairs will continue their life covered in vanilla muslin...