Thursday, February 3, 2011

THE FABULOUS MR. BROWN


Wednesday was the last day of the New York International Gift Fair and by mid-afternoon I was quickly running out of steam. Glassy eyed and bone tired I would have gladly settled for a wooden crate and a quick nap but then I saw Mr. Brown and instantly perked up. Handsome, smart, stylish- I was smitten and couldn't wait to spend some time with him. And so I did. I sat in his mohair chair upholstered in a dapper grey pinstripe then curled up in a stunning love seat in a rich green velvet--sigh, where was my martini?  Did I mention he was British?

Mr. Brown is the clever new line from furniture designer Julian Chichester. The line is a masterful interpretation of informal British design with a youthful nod to today's modern sensibilities. Luxurious fabrics with playful details and rich finishes compose the line. My favorite piece (so hard to choose) was a dashing celadon side chair with cheeky brown buttons and velvet piping-so chic! Young, modern and British, Mr. Brown is a handsome tastemaker that is sure to be the toast of the town! 


7 comments:

Hamptontoes said...

Barbara,
I included Mr. Brown in a NYIGF post as well. I was impressed with the line-up! Seems you and I have some of the same taste. Lunch soon?

The enchanted home said...

Loved this also, Julian Chichester has mastered this look to a tee...and his booth was beautiful, eye catching and modern. Great pictures!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, Barbara, this looks fantastic -especially that velvet settee! Thanks for bringing us along!

pretty pink tulips said...

I loved what I saw, but was on my last leg by the time I got there. I'll spend more time with Mr. Brown the next time around!!

M.A.the2nd said...

Bsrbara ... how are you? I would so love to go to the NYIGF and Mr. Brown looks fabulous .... elegant and comfortable! I am going back to look at the pictures again! Have a great day.
best wishes
Frances

Duchy said...

Can't believe we didn't see you at NYIGF! We were right next to Diane James. Oh well, next August!

quintessence said...

Loving this charming new line. So many terrific versatile pieces to choose from!