Witney Point Couch

Friday, September 27, 2013

Check out this rad new couch... 

Can we talk about this amazing couch, which is currently in our showroom and up for grabs! Lead designer Johnelle created the look for this piece, using a vintage Witney Point Blanket as the accent textile to liven up the large couch. She paired it with colors and fabrics that represented the blanket and would be durable, as she intended for the couch to be used and sat on regularly.  This is something to always consider when reupholstering a special piece.  If the arms were white linen, sure it would have been smashing as well, but not as practical for comfy lounging...

Do you have a textile, piece of clothing or blanket that you love and would like to utilize on a chair or couch? What are the main colors in the textile? These would be questions to start asking your self to get your creative juices flowing... 

Witney Point blankets contained 'points' the points 
are the four black lines, which indicated its 
size, and the more points there are the more valuable 
it would be. The points ranged from 1-6. (1) (2)

The Witney Point Blankets were made in England for the Early's Company, and were sold through the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) from 1779 to 1920. But after 1920 their competition and rivalry became too serious, so they began just selling on their own, until they closed down late in the 20th century. *

This shows the Flecked linen up close, a perfect 
material that is durable, comfortable and stylish, 
that perfectly allows for the velvet marigold and 
sea green velvet piping to Pop and accent the blanket

If you ever want to start a dialogue & receive a quote for a couch or a chair of your own, 
you can email us a photo at quotes@mignonnedecor.com ... 
We would be happy to help you in the creative 
process of revamping your piece!!!

xoxo mignonne

west elm wrapped up!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Did you know that on September 14th, Mignonne collaborated with West Elm in Emeryville?  We scoured their shelves for accessories, and the floor for furniture... to accent our lovely vintage Mignonne pieces. Lead Designer Johnelle Mancha and lovely crew put together a show case of how they create fabulous interiors for their clients, combining new and old styles! Johnelle went through the break down of how she goes about finding old gems with solid bones, that may initially appear to be run down, but have tons of potential to be customized in unique ways.  Mignonne has the tools and ability to turn almost anything into your dream piece! 

Johnelle Mancha, Lead designer posing in West Elm before the Event Started!! 

We chose to showcase a series of vintage chairs in their various stages of transformation, with a pop yellow and painted black tipped feet being the grand finale.  Sometimes it can be so hard to conceptualize a piece's transformation, so it was so cool to explain this to the crowd!  The chairs stood along side a mid century inspired West Elm Table, and accessories we put together to create our own look, including that pop colored lacquered tray we were all obsessed with, holding amazing vintage fabric remnants.

Check out the variety of stages a chair goes through! From it's orginal on the left, to sanded, to primed and painted! 

Part of our Mignonne Team: From Right Assistant Furniture Prep & Sales Associate Marie, Lead Designer/owner Johnelle, and Assistant Furniture Designer Seren! 

Check out Johnelle giving a distressing demo!!  

We had an awesome turn out with more workshops in collaboration with West Elm in the works ... so stay tuned!  Thank you to all those who came and showed support and to the 
lovely West Elm crew!



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