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Client Spotlight: Ambella Home Aspen Sideboard

I’ve often admired the Ambella Home Aspen sideboard that we sell, because it’s so handsome and chunky and rugged. It’s a James Bond of a sideboard! So I was delighted when our customer Amy B. in Wichita, KS, got in touch to tell us about the Ambella Home Aspen sideboard that she bought from us earlier this year. Before I show you how amazing Amy made the sideboard look, let me tell you a bit about the sideboard itself.

This is the Ambella Home brochure photo of the sideboard, and I like it because it’s dressed with charming blue and white ceramics. (We are big fans of antique and vintage blue and white Delft ceramics in the gallery.)Ambella Home Aspen Sideboard

The antique-inspired sideboard looks old but it’s newly crafted by Ambella Home artisans for the Aspen collection. When I think of the Rocky Mountain ski town of Aspen, Colorado, I also think of handsome and chunky and rugged. There’s just no getting away from it!

Ambella Home Aspen Sideboard Details

The Ambella Home Aspen sideboard is carved from solid hardwood with an oak veneer top. It has a rich mahogany finish that gives a lot of depth and visual interest and adds to the sense of substance.

You can see from this close-up that every detail is beautifully crafted. Ambella Home furniture-makers are very skilled at giving an aged finish to make the sideboard look like a genuine antique. They also fit the furniture with nice antique-look handles and hinges, and the sturdy nailheads stand out against the planked wood.

So now let’s see how the sideboard looks in Amy’s house. Amy bought the piece in January but she wanted to finish up accessorizing it and putting the final touches on her decor before she sent a photo to us. Ambella Home Aspen Sideboard

Wow! What a phenomenal job! I love how Amy tied the black wrought iron candle holders above the black TV screen with the table lamps, and even the black light switch! This is such a sensuous but sophisticated arrangement. It would create a wonderful focal point in an alcove or nook. And (if you take out the TV screen and electric lamps) I defy anyone to say this tableau couldn’t have appeared in an Old World house a few hundred years ago – especially a Spanish Mission style house. It’s just so evocative.  Thanks Amy for sharing your lovely photo!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

 

Client Spotlight: Spanish Style Madrid Dining Chairs

It’s always great to see how our customers’ homes look with the furniture they have purchased from us. Heidi’s chic dining room featuring our Madrid dining chairs is no exception!

Madrid Dining Chairs Spanish Style linen Heidi B. in North Attleboro, MA, purchased a set of ten Madrid dining chairs from us. Although the chairs are new, they are packed with Old World appeal.  The chairs are made with solid kiln-dried wood and crafted with traditional joinery and hand construction techniques. (We only work with reproduction furniture companies who meet our high standards for quality, finish, and value. Yes, we’re picky – but in the best possible way!)

As you can guess from the name, the Madrid dining chairs are influenced by traditional Spanish styling. The silhouette of the chair back and the turned spindle shaping of the front legs and stretcher help create the mood. A bold nailhead trim around the linen upholstery adds another authentic touch. The Madrid dining chairs are a perfect match for Spanish Mission style decor.

Madrid dining chair set

The Madrid dining chairs look amazing in Heidi’s home. The dining room continues that Old World Spanish feel with the big spiral candlesticks and a standing cross on the sideboard. Large glass pendant lights hung by chunky chains from the ceiling are a lovely feature too. The two lights are perfectly proportioned. They have enough heft to balance the substance of the dining table and chairs while also creating an alluringly luminous glow. The neutral linen fabric on the Madrid dining chairs pairs beautifully with the pale patterned carpet, and I think the nailhead trim on the chairs is one of those subtle details that helps pull the whole look together. Just delightful!

I bet Heidi and her husband are wonderful hosts and I can only imagine the festive dinner parties that take place in this inviting setting. I’m picturing tapas and a nice Spanish wine to continue the Old World flavor, but honestly I’d say yes to pizza and juice too! Thanks to Heidi for sharing this photo of her new Madrid dining chairs.

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.