Story #4 about planning weebit’s apartment. She has a West Elm nearby, so we went and looked several times. I had not been in one of these for years and years. What a fun store — chock full of midcentury modern-inspired furniture. I was particularly impressed by the lines and scale of West Elm’s Carlo sofa and Carlo chair. Weebit had zero interest in either piece: “That’s your style,” she said. But: Maybe you, dear readers, will be interested in taking a look!
Costs are not “too” high — $1399 for the sofa and, as I write this story, there’s a 30% off sale. They have a 2-4 week lead time for the chair, 8-12 week lead time for the sofa in two color, longer made-to-order times for other colors.
And Olive, aka dreamy rich avocado dream, also a fantabulous color. I call these midcentury modern *inspired* in particular because of those thin narrow legs. Those would not have been seen back in the day, I think. Maybe West Elm will give you walnut legs instead, since these are made to order?
Velvets were not common either, although I tend to categorize styles by lines, not finishes. The overall lines of this sofa and chair, though: Yes, I see midcentury modern antecedents. I am not an expert on the midcentury furniture designers, but my first come-to-mind is Adrian Pearsall.