Monday, December 7, 2015

Featured on The Highboy again!

Happy to see a pair of my vintage throw pillows featured on The Highboy right now!  I love this guide to using black in interiors, always a dramatic and sophisticated look.

Friday, December 4, 2015


I am happy to announce my line of custom throw pillows, all created from original, vintage, mid-century textiles is now available!  

For the past few months I have been on the hunt for mid-century fabrics that showcase a different side of modernism; not just the typical Eames-style, playful, atomic-age version of the period (not matter how great these textiles can be), but instead a more Hollywood Regency, updated historic, artistic side.  

I was on the hunt for textiles the Grand Dames of interior design like Dorothy Draper or Madeleine Castaing might use.  Textiles that are bold, painterly and elegant, and would feel right at home in a modern interior (or atop any of my restored antique or vintage seating pieces!)  

To introduce these new products, all are discounted now through January 1st.  All below reflect pricing including down pillow insert, but are all available without insert upon request.  I do have some additional fabric if you are interested in additional pillows.

Contact me direct to arrange for payment and shipping; gift wrapping is also available for the holidays!

Chic Chinoiserie, pair of 18x18 pillows from vintage 1940s glazed cotton chinz. Each pillow frames a different charming scene from the large repeating print in modern chinese red, bright pink and fresh green. Pillow has a solid black back and deep red cotton edge welt.

Hidden zipper enclosure and down/feather insert. Retail: $539, On sale: $379, for the pair, or $189.50 each.

Royal Romans, pair of 18x18 pillows from vintage 1940s Irish linen.  A highly energetic mid-century modern interpretation of an ancient Greek or Roman scene of chariots and dramatically posed horses. Color palette is warm and retro. Pillows have new solid lined burlap backs and olive green edge welt detail. 

Hidden zipper enclosure and down/feather insert. Retail: $589 On sale: $409, for the pair or $204.50 each.


Cut-out Cultivated, pair of 18x18 pillows from 1960s medium-weight cotton.  A dense wooded scene grows towards the top of the pillow where the growth breaks into clear sky showing the treetops perfectly. Colors are rich and vintage Scandinavian inspired. Back of the pillows are solid linen, with a dark chocolate brown edge welt. 

Hidden zipper enclosure and down/feather insert.  Retail: $649 On sale: $454 for the pair, or $227 each.

Op-Art Seaside,single lumbar pillow, 12x24, from 1960s medium-weight cotton.  A groovy abstract take on sand and sea expresses the style and glamour of Mid-Century Cote d'Azure.  
Hidden zipper enclosure and down/feather insert.  Retail: $232 On sale: $158.

Silken Scribbles, single boudoir pillow, 12x16, from 1950s Japan, 100% silk front.  Dynamic and delicate deep navy lines scribe across the bright coral background of this delicate silk.  A chic, uptown take on the Atomic Age.  

Hidden zipper enclosure and down/feather insert.  Retail: $226 On sale: $162.


Thursday, December 3, 2015


Working on a new master suite renovation today!  Here is a sneak peek!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop Small Saturday!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend and shopping small today!  All Christa Pirl furniture, custom and vintage throw pillows are 30% off through December 1st.  Email me for more details.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Horrible to think that three places I have called home have now been attacked by terrorists. I hate adding Paris to that list. But that magical city and my year there is always with me, hanging front and center over my dining table.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Now through Saturday November 14th, all pieces in Salt Lake City are an additional 40% off!  See all the details on this recent post, and remember, its an additional 40% off these sale prices-

Monday, November 9, 2015


I am excited to share a sneak peak of my new line of throw pillows all constructed of vintage mid-century fabrics.  Full details and lots of pics coming soon!

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Thanks to The Highboy for featuring my 'Aphrodite' settee in their recent article on sofas and settees! Read the article here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


If anyone is in need of some chairs or footstools in Salt Lake or Park City, several of my pieces are on sale through November 5th.  All the below pieces are 30% off, with an additional trade discount available.  All are available to see in person at CG Sparks in downtown SLC, and ready for pick-up.  And if you want to take advantage of the sale and are not in Utah, no problem, we are happy to offer you the discount as well, but will need to charge a shipping fee.  Still a great deal!

Please contact me if you want more information!

Set of four Bentwood dining chairs, regularly $2,800, now $1,960.  Also available as singles.

A pair of Eastlake side chairs, regularly $1,950, now $1,365, also available as singles.

A single Bentwood cafe chair, regularly $650.00, now $455

And these cutie footstools-

regularly $495, now $345

regularly $475, now $332

regularly $350, now $245

Sunday, October 18, 2015


I am happy to share photos of my latest home renovation completed with the RENU Crew, a fantastic renovation and real estate company in Salt Lake City.

I love renovating mid-century homes that had undergone some poorly thought-through changes sometime in the 70s or 80s.  It is very satisfying demo'ing avocado or mustard kitchen cabinets in order to make way for a cleaner, more true modernism.  Not to mention shag carpeting.

This is such a project, a house with great mid-century bones that needed some updating and restoring.  I think the results are fantastic, with a large open-plan living space clad with rich, bold materials set against clean white walls.

All the bathrooms were gutted as well; expanding them where possible and keeping all materials fresh and light with accents of rich charcoal and black to add some punch and depth.

The basement was completely finished, with a fantastic media room-

And the best part of this project is that it is now on the market!  Anyone looking for a new home?  Check out the listing here!