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Teardrop patterned chair!

Now, my rational mind tells me that the Lulu chair from Urban Outfitters is really a pile of garbage, but my greedy, teardrop pattern-loving heart tells me to BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!

I’m going to listen to the rational mind, though, and let this one go. $385? Really? I have added it to my every-growing Flickr set of teardrop patterns, though.

I wish I could just buy the fabric, and use it to reupholster the cushions for my two Danish chairs. Which, shamefully, are still “temporarily” wrapped in plain linen 9 months after bringing them home.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Adam June 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    That is a very cool looking chair, but you are probably right to trust your instincts. Remember that “leather” furniture I almost bought from J.C. Penney’s earlier this year? Thank God I listened to you on that one!

  • Reply Adam June 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    And don’t feel bad about your chairs, just look at my bedroom and think 4 YEARS!

  • Reply Vicki June 25, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Funny. I thought of you immediately when I saw this chair a month or so ago…

  • Reply lsaspacey June 26, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Do you think they have exclusive fabric designs or perhaps you can find this fabric out there somewhere?

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 26, 2008 at 9:11 am

    lsaspacey, I don’t know! Apparently they sold a bedspread with this print at one point, which I totally could have used (they don’t have it anymore), but I guess I can look into it. I have a feeling I’m not going to get a response from their customer service, though, and my gut tells me that they do have exclusive designs…but we’ll see!

  • Reply susan June 26, 2008 at 9:53 am

    you might want to check this out:

    http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome

    you might be able to do your own fabric with any tear-drop design you like!

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Susan, I know about Spoonflower (and have an invitation, which I plan to use at some point…for something!), but the fabric they are currently printing on is quilting grade, and not suitable for furniture upholstery. Also, they are using digital pigment printing methods (as opposed to silkscreening with inks), which just doesn’t give the look I would want for this application.

    I’m sure it’s great for things like sewn crafts and curtains, though! I’m looking forward to trying them out soon.

  • Reply nina June 29, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Oh, I see! The fabric is great but the shape of the chair isn’t that interesting… Such a shame. I hope you’ll find a way to get the fabric somehow, without the chairs. This would be so stunning on some danish mid-century chairs!

  • Reply robinette July 5, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Hi! My mom bought an urban outfitters chair last year (not the same one) and I was able to find the fabric on-line for her (she wanted some throw pillows made). They changed the name of the fabric on their website, but on the packing box that the chair came in it had the real name of the fabric and I was able to find it easily from several sources.

  • Reply Sol July 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Hi! I bought the bead spread to give as a weeding present a year ago. it’s really cute!
    they ussually repeats the most wanted patterns, so you maybe get lucky 😉
    Love your apartment!

    bye!

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