Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Designer Crutches: Peter Dunham

You know how US Weekly (or one of that ilk) does a column about celebrities who are quite shockingly seen carrying the same bag twice?  It's usually a two page spread and it shows how, say, Jessica Alba relies on a particular pair of boots to pull together an outfit.

Designers have a tendency to rely on a really great side table, or a favorite fabric, too.

Take Peter Dunham.  These rush chairs have his name all over them.


If I see these in a space I almost always think he is the designer.  But I was looking through his portfolio the other day for a guest post I'm cooking up, and I notices that he also repeats this raspberry linen ikat fabric (of his design) again and again and again.

And lookee here: he even has both in his own home.

(All photos except the one from Architectural Digest)

And I wish I had both in my own home.  So wonder he's one of my all-time faves.

I have to say, I kind of like the idea of some old favorites.  If you find a great product, why not put it in many clients' homes?  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Are there items that you use over and over?  Either in your own home or, decorators, in your clients' spaces?

Okay, off to tackle the pinterest challenge wall.  Eek.


  1. You have a great eye for noticing these details!

    In other news, I saw the phrase "designer crutches" and thought you were going to have a post on how to use that weird Eames crutch thing we have in our basement (it looks like this: I guess it's a splint. And Peter Dunham would probably wrap it in that fabric.

  2. I love those chairs - I think he designed them as well, from an old Billy Haines design, maybe? I think they are called the Millionaire chair or the Marilyn, or something referring to her movie "How to Marry a Millionaire". I love them! I use white solar shades in almost every project I ever do where I get the chance to use window treatments. Clean, modern, and unobtrusive. Perfect for every space...
    -e (modern 24/7)

  3. oh I love this post!! I say if you love it and it looks good use it again and again! And in my book Peter Dunham can do no wrong.

  4. Have you ever hand of Lofttrand crutches? The option name for these gadgets is lower arms crutches. They are ideal for casualties of perpetual leg harms and wounds. Their fundamental part is to dispose of inconvenience, nerve harm under the arm, and permit proceeded with utilization of a wiped out leg, obviously.


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