Birds of Play

November 2008

Antique illustrations come to life on modern upholstery

Photo by John Lawton

The Dallas-based style gurus at Design Legacy are up to new tricks with recent additions to their whimsical upholstery line, which features natural-history-inspired fabrics on a grand scale. Our favorite? A French reproduction settee emblazoned with nineteenth-century avian renderings. The look is at once rustic (drawings are hand screened on natural linen) and fanciful (to this day no one can identify the blue species) but unflappably classic.