Friday, August 17, 2012

Furniture Fridays

Hi all, and welcome back to Furniture Fridays! I am sorry to have taken a little break, but we are back in full swing and have some great posts coming your way.  I am so excited to have been (re) started-off by Dawna from Dawna Jones Design - a stunning design company and blog.  Dawna has a great eye for design, details and her posts are a fresh insight into the world of Interior Design and Architecture.  Please join me in welcoming her and stop by her site to have a look!

Hi everyone, When Anna asked me to participate in furniture Friday I didn't have to think for long about what favorite piece of icon furniture I would love and long to own, Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona daybed.


 This piece was added to the collection in 1930 a year after the chair and stool,but it didn't gain popularity until the famous architect Philip Johnson purchased it for his NY apartment. Today it is still enjoying a good dose of popularity due to the simplicity in shape and form,which is why I am so in love with this piece. The Barcelona daybed can fit into any decor and in any room in the house where there is space, and is not just meant for modern interiors. It looks great and plays well with other pieces from different time periods and adds that chic sexy element to a room,and yet because the structure of this daybed is so pure and simple it can stand on it's own in a room with nothing more then itself. The only downside I can see to having this piece is what color to choose it in!    


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  1. ho ho! What a good one from Dawna!

    Happy Friday :)

  2. Ah a daybed...a lush idea for a refined home!! Want one too!

  3. why you called this daybed..? i mean.. is it for only day purposes..? or is there any other story behind its name..?


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