327 Queen St. East, between Parliament and Berkley streets, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. 416.778.6608. email: info@ethel20thcenturyliving.com
Hours: Mondays by appointment, Tue - Thurs: 12pm - 6pm, Friday: 2pm - 7pm, Sat: 12 - 6, Sun: 12pm - 5pm


Chair love

We've talked about Princess Perfect, our upholsterer, many times on the blog, but we just can't sing her praises enough. Lisa Jo does such beautiful work and we always love showcasing it in the store.
Today we got this gorgeous chair in from her.

It has a newly refinished frame, new webbing and, of course, the fantastic new cushions and matching pillow in a luxurious circle pattern, chartreuse chenille with chocolate brown piping. Here's a detail of the pattern.

The chair is priced at $695 and would look tres sophisticated in any space.
UPDATE: This lovely little chair has sold!

Lisa Jo also did some Eames dot pillows for us, in the classic reversible charcoal grey.

These pillows are 18"x18" and the fabric is from the Maharam "Textiles of the 20th Century" collection. They're priced at $150 each and would class up any modern masculine space with their Eamsey goodness!

We are also introducing a new card line to Ethel.

Claudine's Calling is a Toronto based card company who's cards are designed by Claudine Crangle, the company owner (and chief, cook and bottlewasher). The orginal hand-cut and designed drawings are printed on high quality linen stock and are blank on the inside, so you can come up with your own witty message. Our favourite is the "Italian Driving Insults" card.

Perfect for birthdays, weddings, or just to say "hi".
So come by the store and see what's new.
See you at the store!


  1. Is the fabric used on those eames dot pattern pillows Maharam?

  2. Hi,
    It is fabric from Maharam. I just updated the post. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. I was wondering if you had sourced out some reproduction Eames dot fabric... (I was looking for some a few years ago for curtains) Guess Ill have to stick with the licensed stuff..

  4. There's not a lot of "knock off" fabric out there, especially when it comes to the classics. I'd advise to just go with something mid century in style if you find the Maharam line too pricey (and yes, it is very pricey but the quality is there to justify it). I've found some really groovy fabric at Designer Fabric Outlet that is very mid-mod but really reasonable in price.
    Good luck