Monday, November 9, 2009

Le French Dresser

I recently came across this piece by Wary Meyers , a husband and wife design team, on Apartment Therapy.  "Le French Dresser" was created by adding scroll-saw cut wooden letters to a salvaged dresser, drawing upon inspiration from Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage.  This awesome DIY project is currently featured in Wary Meyers' book, "Tossed and Found ," along with several other simple masterpieces created from items that others might disregard as trash.

My goal here was to create a space for this lovely piece of furniture to live in.  I decided to stick with the black and white theme and tie everything together with fun patterns, some more typography and a few nods to France. I adore the photo collage in the shot below,  especially since it evokes the alignment of compartments in a california job case - the basis for Lou Dorfsman's remarkable design.

Clockwise from top left:
Ung Drill black baroque-style frame from Ikea ($24.99)
Eiffel Tower votive candle holders at Sur la Table ($14.95)
Black and white bedroom photo via Decor Pad (to recreate the photo collage, try this set of 10 frames from Urban Outfitters )
Fleur de Lis pillow from Pillow Superstore ($42.99)
Versa black stripe pillow by Madeline Weinrib 
Loop leaf ottoman in laser-cut steel by meganauman on Etsy ($750)
Chalkboard sticker with printed frame from Paper Source  ($6.95)
15" black wood ampersand by DimeStoreVintage on Etsy ($19.99)
Removable wallpaper in "Damsel" by Tempaper ($74.95)
Nelson asterisk clock from Hive Modern ($300)
Three-drawer honeycomb print dresser by Paul Marra on 1stDibs 


  1. you're after my heart!!

  2. i had you in mind when i was putting this together!

  3. I don't understand what's exactly the idea of writing those words over the furniture, because we should have an order where we have all our clothes, at least that's what I think.m10m

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