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Updating, Upgrading and Upcycling: A Few Eco-friendly Ideas...

January 17, 2020

Updating, Upgrading and Upcycling:  A Few Eco-friendly Ideas...

"I have hundred dollars."  "One hundred dollars, two hundred dollars." "Do I hear three hundred dollars?"
"Going once, going twice, SOLD!" says the Auctioneer.
Buying pieces at Auction is so fun, rewarding and eco-friendly.  Yes, eco-friendly - no drain
on resources or waste going to the landfill.  The Design No. Five team found affordable and unique
accent pieces from five Auction Houses across the country.
Added bonus, all these auctions are online!

Kamelot Auctions, Philadelphia PA 

Auction Date: January 30, 2020

Sale 358 Lot 5  

Click for details: Pair of Italian Club Chairs

Great shape and great bones. This pair of mid-century Paolo Buffa style chairs, albeit in a fun zebra print could easily be transformed to our "coastal meets cozy" vibe.  Envision them reupholstered in Design No. Five's horseshoe crab xl in black on flax.  What a statement that would make to any coastal inspired living space. 


Bonhams, Los Angeles CA
Auction Date:  February 2, 2020 (10am PST)
Lot 205
Click for details:  A Louis XVI Style Upholstered
and Painted Wood Lit d'Alcove
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Just imagine being little again, all curled up reading Hans Christian Andersen's Princess and the Pea. Hiding from view and hoping the weather clears so you can venture out to the beach for another round of collecting wash-ashore treasures.  While it appears quite tidy in white, how charming this Lit d'Alcove would be in our Design No. Five mermaid's purse coordinated with the painterly stripe in seashell. Can't you just hear, "Mommy I love it"!
Eldred's, Dennis MA
Auction Date:  Friday, January 24, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020
Auction:  Annual "Cabin Fever" 
Lot #733
Shhh, do not tell anyone but this chair is even better from the back. This chair is just too stunning to settle for an ordinary fabric.  Be daring and take a look at our new Design No. Five spring collection in bolder colors.  Hey if Pantone says Classic Blue is the color of the year - try our version. The waterloo blue on natural flax bleeding through compliments the elm reddish brown hue of the wood frame along with playing off the curvy lines in the seashell. Go for it, there will be stiff competition for this purchase - be ready!


Sotheby's, New York, NY

Auction Date:  January 23, 2020 (live auction 10am)

Auction:  Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors

Lot 916

Click for details:  Pair of Yellow Upholstered Long Stools

How many times have you needed extra seating. Cocktails for ten and you have six seats in your living room.  What to do? Add these two stools to the mix and pull them up to the cocktail table and now there is room for all.  Could even repaint the legs - maybe... but changing up the fabric is a must. Be bold and add the fun to your room - any of our Design No. Five fabrics would work but let's try the mermaid's purse in reverse black.
New Orleans Auction Galleries, New Orleans, LA
Auction Date:  January 25, 2020 (11am EST)
NOAG Interiors Live Auction
Lot: 0027
Click for details:  Three Biedermeier Armchairs
Biedermeier anything ought to give you pause!  Three Biedermeier chairs in one lot are a show stopper, whether they are new, repaired or otherwise.  Upcycle all three with new fabric that gives them a unified look and all three can sit side by side.  Let's explore three different Design No. Five patterns all in the same cape cod grey color.
Design No. Five fabrics are classic yet whimsical and extremely durable, providing a family and pet friendly solution. Our line of coastal inspired fabrics naturally crafted from 100% Belgian linen fabric and eco-friendly inks, are just right for any home.

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