Painted hallyway & Naoto Fukasawa armchairs

October 28th, 2010

It’s been a long process, but finally all of the floors in our apartment are painted! We left the hallway for last, because it is by far the most inconvenient to paint. Every morning before work I would paint myself out of the apartment, and by the time we came home the paint would be dry and be alright to walk on. We attempted to barricade our cat in the living room by moving the piano to block the hallway, but after the first day she found a way out. Juli came upstairs and heard paws on the keys of the piano, a thunk and a pitter-patter down the hallway. This obviously wasn’t the first time that happened.

Our front entrance now has light coming from both ends of the hallway.

Check out how it looked before.

Not the smoothest transition into the black floors.

Sometimes things arrive damaged, and sometimes those damaged pieces go in our apartment.

Case in point: Naoto Fukasawa dining chair.

We also moved the wishbone chairs and replaced them with a pair of floor models from the store. The wishbone chairs although beautiful, just weren’t very comfortable. They have been replaced with the Naoto Fukasawa lounge chair, which has been sitting in our showroom for 10 months.

We’re entering dangerous territory.

Definitely no way to run a business.

But how could we resist the smooth sexy curves of this very beautiful piece? We always secretly wanted them for ourselves (still available to purchase new though!).

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  1. Those are indeed some smooth sexy curves! The entryway looks fantastic. Do I spy a Junya Watanabe jacket?


    28 Oct 10 at 3:33 pm

  2. Looking amazing..
    And where are the wishbone chairs going?


    28 Oct 10 at 3:45 pm

  3. Jeff – Yes, it is Junya Watanabe, he’s one of my favorite designers! I picked it up at TNT in the Yorkville mall.

    Martin – We will probably sell the wishbone chairs and let someone else enjoy them. I’ve always planned on refinishing them, but I really don’t have the time.

    John & Juli

    29 Oct 10 at 8:13 am

  4. I was indirectly asking just that :)
    Let me know when you are interested in selling..
    Unless you have others interested already..


    29 Oct 10 at 9:08 am

  5. It is a slippery slope indeed–and so very enjoyable. Those chairs are beautiful and it actually is a great idea to show them in a home environment. See how easy it is to justify….


    29 Oct 10 at 1:46 pm

  6. Hallway looks great; the chairs are beautiful. I think that showing how these pieces look in an actual home is much more effective than only viewing them in a showroom.


    30 Oct 10 at 12:06 pm

  7. I don’t know if you mentioned this on the blog before, but can you give information about the coat rack and stool?


    30 Oct 10 at 12:20 pm

  8. Hey Melissa,

    We actually sell the set through our store!

    check out our link:

    John & Juli

    30 Oct 10 at 12:34 pm

  9. Hi, all looks great, and I am so happy that my own hallway is finally finished, otherwise I had been quite jealous. But now to my question: the drawings/prints/paintings above the table, what are they? they look lovely!


    2 Nov 10 at 4:55 am

  10. Elisabeth – The pieces above the table are Encaustic works by Beverly Owens, which Juli purchased in 2004.

    John & Juli

    2 Nov 10 at 3:24 pm

  11. Very inspsiring blog! Thank you for making this blog so we can all peak into your fun and inspiring design life.


    5 Nov 10 at 12:00 pm

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