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The Game Room

1st dibs, the prolific website that brings dealers and buyers together from all over the world, highlights some of the most entertaining game rooms. From classic revival game rooms with British flare to modern and contemporary pool halls. While themes and eras change, the games still remain consistent. I mean you still need a billiards table to play pool.

Photo: Gianni Franchellucci for Elle Decor

At Churburg Castle, a 13th-century building in northern Italy, an Austrian billiard table is surrounded by a hand-painted mural from 1820. A collection of dining and hall chairs accompanied by an Italian 1860's billiards table from the Piedmont region.

A carom style billiard table with exceptional inlay (AO278)
Blue upholstered dining chairs with tapered legs of exquisite form (BA199)
Painted and decorated upholstered dining chairs (AZ140)
Upholstered Empire dining chairs in rosewood with exceptional form (BC167)

 

Photo: Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest

At a Litchfield County, Connecticut residence, interior designer India Mahdavi used colorful, hard-edge works by Sol LeWitt as a backdrop for the home’s games room.

Photo: Bjorn Wallander for Architectural Digest

At the Bedford, New York home of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, layered floor coverings and a Victorian-style billiards table help create a lived-in, luxurious leisure space.

The only thing that can upstage the billiards table is the leather club chair for the players to relax in.

An upholstered dark brown chair in leather (BC88)
A leather upholstered club chair (sold)
A pair of tufted upholstered original leather chairs (BC151)

To view more game rooms check out 1st Dibs blog "The Study"

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Through The Looking Glass

 

A vignette of our most recent collection of magnifying glasses next to rattan goblet vases resting atop an apothecary chest.

A pair of rattan goblet vases (sold)
A set of small bronze magnifying glasses on stands (sold)
A set of small bronze magnifying glasses on stands (sold)
A set of small bronze magnifying glasses on stands (sold)
An apothecary chest (sold)

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Editorial Inspiration

Photo: Traditional Home

Chris Barrett's recent project, as featured in the February issue of Traditional Home, has us thinking about Bobbins.

 

A pair of bobbin chairs of exceptional form (sold)
A small leather foot stool in oak (sold)
An upholstered arm chair (BC149)
A black side table with sphere detailing on base (sold)
A bobbin side table (sold)

 

To see more of Chris Barrett's work pick up the February issue of Traditional Home.

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Bar Scene

Photo: Vogue Living

 

Bar seating are some of the most difficult pieces to find. While a contemporary stool may look nice, it may not be the right height or comfortable. Well-worn antique stools on the other hand, always look good at a bar, no matter the aesthetic - and are aged to suit the body. Thats why having a wide variety of antique bar seating is always a good idea; one never knows which seat will fit perfectly.

An adjustable industrial stool (BB69A)
A set of 3 iron and wood stools (sold)
A metal stool with tripod legs (BA198A)
A light wood and metal adjustable swivel high chair (AW160D)
Six simple wooden factory stools (AW70A)
Wood and metal adjustable swivel (sold)
Metal and wood adjustable swivel chair (AW185D)

 

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Mix & Match

Elle Decoration shows us that dining chairs don't always have to match. They just need to be comfortable and stylish.

Photo: Elle Decoration

 

Upholstered dining chairs with black leather seats and saber legs (AW248)
Industrial metal dining chairs (BB38)
"Bikini" wire dining chairs by Charles and Ruth Eames (U111015)
Blue upholstered dining chairs with taper legs of exquisite form (BA199)
Black lacquer deco upholstered dining chairs (AG144A)
Upholstered empire dining chairs in rosewood with exceptional form (BC167)

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Editorial Inspiration - Spring Pots

In the mood for pottery? How about some french glaze confit pots?

A green bottle confit style jug (BC103)
A green flask confit style jug (sold)
A small green confit pot (sold)
A green confit pot (sold)
A confit pot, yellow with green (BC109A)
A confit pot, green with yellow (sold)

A confit pot, green with yellow (sold)
A pottery jug with circle decoration (sold)
A large olive oil pot (BC110)
A green confit pot (sold)
A yellow pot with handle (BC120)

A green pot (sold)
A dark green pot (sold)
A large decorated pot (sold)

 

See our entire collection of pots here

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