My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!
When I started this series about settees and love seats, I didn't think I had so many styles to talk about and illustrate. But, the variation is enormous and I can't resist any of them - despite the storage and shipping challenges they present. In this (my 4th) installment, I am simply going to highlight the French Country style - one which is hard to get at REALLY good prices - they are just that wonderful. The pieces show a lot of wood which can be painted or left as is. I do not paint the woodwork unless it has already been painted and needs refreshing or the finish is a problem that cannot be corrected by cleaning (remember, I recommend Goof Off goof off and staining pencils you can buy at Ace or Home Depot). I like simple fabrics - checks and toiles are particularly good on these stylish pieces.