nailing it

upholstered furniture with exposed nails is making another comeback ~ bringing an old-world look into the contemporary furnishings movement. nailhead trim is a decorative accent used to embelish upholstered furniture that accentuates the style of the piece. usually seen on arms and rails, it is commonly used with leather-upholstered furniture, particularly leather sofas, chairs and ottomans. nailhead trim dates back to the period of 1560-1643 and the advent of french country style during the reign of louis XIII. the best-known innovation from this period is the os de mouton chair. that piece marked the introduction of nailhead trim as well as upholstered backs and seats with the popular flame stitch pattern. {info found on frenchheritage.com}
{the yusopov sofa, from the raymond waites collection, from laneventure}

{edge nailed ottoman, in the upholstery collection, from baker}

{gibson counter stool from marge carson}

{nailhead-trimmed arm chair, from the atelier collection at bolier}

{the sienna chair from brownstone furniture}

{gallina ottoman from emerson et cie}

{barcelona game chairs from fremarc}

{regis leather bed from mitchell gold & bob williams}

{linwood armchair by suzanne kasler for hickory chair}

{lisbon chair from palecek}

{the visconti storage cabinet found on bunglaow5}


karey m. said...

wouldn't you just love it if this was just as easy as...say...the bedazzler?!

studio wellspring said...

lol karey! bringing the bedazzler into home decor ~ gotta love it. ;o)