Monday, September 27, 2010

Behind the Design - Reclaim the Throne

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We're starting the week off with a Behind the Design featuring the very talented Christyn of Reclaim the Throne.  Since I'm in the middle of tackling my very first re-upholstery project  love seeing all the beautiful work that Christyn creates, very inspiring!

Where does your inspiration come from?
Things that I see in art, design and nature that have nothing to do with furniture!

Where do you do most of your work?
When I started the business my husband and I were newlyweds in a tiny one-bedroom apartment with chairs stacked on either side of our bed and upholstery tacks and fabric strewn over the whole living room. Now we have a small home and I do all my work in the den with the air compressor in the other room to stifle the noise!

How did you come up with the name for your business?
I love funny puns, the name came to me very quickly and made me laugh so I figured go for it!

Your favorite thing to make?
I love smaller decorative side chairs with diamond tufting on the seat and back.

What is your all time favorite design from past or current collections?
Probably my Sophia chair, it sold many months ago and now lives in New York, it was just so sweet.

What advice do you wish someone had given you when you first started your business?
Give it time and think of who you're making these pieces for!

coffee or tea?
Neither actually, can't handle the caffeine :)

Favorite magazine/blog/daily read?
The Lettered Cottage blog, Country living magazine

If you could follow one person around for a day, who would it be?
Cheryl Burke (I am a ballroom dance instructor)

If you could travel anywhere in the world, money and time being no object, where would you go and why?
Ireland, no question. I want to stay in a stone cottage in the countryside near the coast and just walk all day taking in the scenery and homes!

If you had to spend a year on a deserted island, what 5 things would you take with you?
My blanket (seriously can't sleep without it :), dog, husband, lobster trap and pocket knife!

Thank you Christyn for participating in this week's Behind the Design.

Photos courtesy of Christyn, Reclaim the Throne.

Christyn can be found at:
Etsy shop

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