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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!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cues and Clues from the Great Designers - Ralph Lauren

I have subscriptions to ALL the great home decorating magazines and spend countless hours perusing both articles and advertisement (seems about a 50/50 split to me).  Clearly, both give cues and clues about what is and is not fashionable - and sometimes what a particular designer is trying to make fashionable.  I have always been a fan of Ralph Lauren and have loved him particularly because of his passion (perhaps even stubborn passion) for all things blue.  I think he has single-handedly kept the blue and white palate alive when others have predicted its demise numerous times. Ralph Lauren, of course, does promote other color groups and styles as well.  I just got the October 2011 issue of Architectural Digest  and turned the page to find several very glamorous looking Ralph Lauren spreads with black as the primary color.   He has created his usual elegant look - very hollywood and upper East End!   Some of my refurbished furniture, I think, would look great in his settings!
Hickory House Chair and Ottoman 

Vintage Settee in Sunburst Silk
Vintage Chaise in Flocked Velvet 

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