It takes a lot to surprise me these days. I’m fully aware my smart phone model will be replaced by a vastly improved version two weeks after I buy it. I expect music videos to be shocking, and know it won’t be long until a celebrity or elected official behaves badly.
Maybe that’s why some of the best surprises today are the smallest ones… experiencing an ordinary thing in a new way, or discovering special care lavished in a place we don’t expect it – like on the inside of our furniture!
We’ve come to expect showy details to feature on the exterior of furniture, since that’s what we look at all day – and what our house guests see. So furniture with an equally showy interior feels not just unexpected and customized, but intimate and personal, like special attention was lavished on something for our eyes only. Sort of like putting on pretty lingerie under a party outfit.
Hooker Furniture’s Melange collection offers some great examples of this; pieces that aren’t just beautiful for their elegant shapes and splash of gorgeous color, but for what’s on the inside. Drawers lined in pretty wallpaper offer a surprise every time you open them… and compel us to look inside!
On the outside, the Caliente drawer chest is unarguably a sexy number. Who wouldn’t want such a pretty piece gracing their foyer or bedroom! But beyond its shapely legs, scalloped base and fiery red hue, its real surprise is inside! A wallpapered drawer lining in a contrasting black-and-white swirl makes this piece as mesmerizing on the inside as it is on the outside.
Just as pretty, but a bit toned down, the Regatta Blue Bombe drawer chest makes its own striking focal point with a confident, high-fashion vibe.
But again, what’s inside matters just as much as all that. Lining its two drawers is a quiet tonal wallpapered interior, adding texture, interest and the perfect backdrop for anything you store inside.
With it sultry exterior, you’ll never guess there’s a whole different story inside the Couture Bombe Chest.
The graceful elegance of the exterior – with its piano black finish, elegant metal hardware and elongated curve is a foil to the inside, where both drawer interiors are covered in a stylized, contemporary wallpaper pattern in contrasting two-toned pattern.
The 638-85011 Classique Scroll Chest is pretty on its own, with a white-washed artistic scroll motif adorning the exterior.
So there’s only one thing that would make it even more enticing – a lavish interior. This time, all three drawers are lined with a swirly foliage wallpaper pattern in modern gray and white.
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