Thursday, June 7, 2012


 Photos courtesy of Andrea Mihalik
Transformation inspires artist Andrea Mihalik. The Philadelphia-based creative behind Wild Chairy finds antique chairs with good bones, and then refurbishes and rebuilds them. Covering them in wild, bold and impactful prints, she is extending the life of each piece, and her practice is truly green. I met Andrea at The Architectural Digest Home Show, where here second life salvations were on display. A bit funky meets quirky and whimsical, the pieces she rehabilitates find their way into good homes. Visit her website to see what she happens to have at the moment.

a rehabbed wing chair covered in a a velvet polka dot and backed with a Lulu DK print

 A big and bold Schumacher Studio Bon black and white print

 A red and cream zigzag print with a big floral on a white painted French chair

 A carved chair in a blue climbing floral fabric

 A Victorian chair with strong lines can handle a Trina Turk medallion print

An oversized floral in pink, orange and white on a white framed side chair

Pairing polka dots and an exotic floral a French chair with an ebony frame


Pigtown*Design said...

These are terrific! Love the Trina Turk!

MJH Design Arts said...

I love them. The bold fabrics with the vintage chairs are a great counterpoint.

Unknown said...

just noticed your pretty new headshot- lookin' hot, marisa!



Unknown said...

Love the boldness of colour...but mostly the use of "cast-off" items. Well done, thanks for this one. Happy Thursday:)

Fabulously Blairsville said...

I love her work also been following her since Marmalade live like you did a piece on her. I do something similar on much smaller scale. Jealous of her studio