How did you come to this precious object?
I inherited this chair when my Father's mother died twenty years ago. I had always admired its elegant lines and delicate proportion. It will always remind me of her and my grandfather's lovely home. Though I've had it reupholstered three times and the frame refinished in a fumed metallic silver, it's still my Nana's chair!
How do you live with your heirloom?
Since the chair arrived in my life, it has moved with me three times. It currently resides in the living room of my temporary apartment. Before that, it was in a bedroom and earlier in a living room. The chair has not enjoyed residence in the kitchen or bath - yet!
Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?
Certainly my mother. I grew up in a house that was beautifully decorated. She entertained often, serving what was considered at the time extremely sophisticated cuisine, which she cooked herself. For many years, she had a floral business that was ninety-five percent plastic or dried, which was popular during the sixties and early seventies. I was especially taken with her creations that combined feathers and dried pods. She dressed with flair and had an enormous wardrobe (still does!). She encouraged my artistic style and zest for fine dining and living well.