The first time I noticed the Neta Bench by Oly Studio was on January 15th, 2008…the source, Habitually Chic by Heather Clawson…the interior designer, Nate Berkus…Nate’s stylish interior (pictured below) stayed with me long after that cold winter’s day…though petite in scale, the bench played a starring role in Nate’s wall composition…it balanced with the weight of the dark door and added some playful curves to the right angles of the frames and architecture…a timeless vignette with a fresh new perspective…it immediately became one of my “go to” design inspirations! In the coming months, I spotted the bench in other publications and in Oly Studio print ads…its unique personality mixed effortlessly with antique furnishings and/or contemporary decor…clearly, I was not alone in my passion for this piece! A year later, as luck would have it, I happened upon a Neta Bench for sale at a local store in Boston called Husdson…they were having their big winter sale and the floor model was 50% off the retail price! It was love at first sight! The natural wood finish, carmel tones of the goat hide and sultry horn shaped legs were even more beautiful in person…wow, what timing! So here it is, (pictured above) proudly perched below the framed photographs in my home office…a perfect compliment to my antiques, art and color palette…thank you Heather Clawson and Nate Berkus for inspiring my purchase…I couldn’t have done it without you!
I hope you enjoy this photo essay of the Neta Bench by Oly Studio!
above ~ my office
below ~ nate berkus, photo courtesy of habitually chic
below ~ nate berkus, elle decor, september 2008
below ~ domino, february 2009
below ~ decor magazine, fall/winter 2009
below ~ pointclickhome.com, october 2007
below ~ cottage living, april 2008
below ~ connecticut cottages & gardens, may 2007
below ~ D Home, february 2008
below ~ house beautiful, july 2009
below ~ house beautiful, march 2010
below ~ southhill home, toronto canada, photos courtesy of the world according to jessica claire