Last Sunday (after a beautiful, super fun Saturday day trip to Charlottesville with some friends), I made my way back out to Bel Air, MD to scour for more chairs and benches. Within 10 minutes of walking through one of my favorite shops, Ryan's Relics, I spotted this gorgeous white bench with the most elegant curve in the legs. It was like a bench doing a gentle back bend. I knew I had to have it! After nabbing a couple of other great pieces, I made my way to the local fabric shop.
For several months I've been collecting images of vibrant ethnic prints, patterns, and colors. One particular inspiration board was filled with oranges, blues, ikat prints, and textured kilim rugs (I'll post a picture to the Third + Grace FB soon). So when I was looking for fabric, a rich azure blue with a crazy print was subconsciously in my mind. As soon as I found it, I knew a bright color paint for the bench itself was in order. I mean, I wanted this piece to sing! So here she is. A wonderful new bench for a foyer, bedroom or office that I hope finds a happy home soon! I'm calling her Leela.
And in some other news, I'm super thrilled to announce to you all that on July 6th Third + Grace will be a vendor in the DC MEET Market in the heart of Logan Circle! I can't tell you how many back flips I did when I found out! (Mental back flips because you know I'm not that flexible haha). I'm going to be the first and only furniture vendor the market has had so far and I would love if you all came out to say hello! I'll be sure to post details as the event gets closer.
Have a great week!