August 25, 2011

Chairs are like shoes

Christian Loubitan shoes

Christian Loubitan shoes fall campaign

I really don’t understand how one can distress over what to wear but not what shoes to finish the outfit with.  Similarly, so much attention is given to the main pieces of upholstery in a room, namely the sofa, but not the chairs.  I’d give up a sofa in order to get to play with two chairs…A chair can just bring it together.  It can really move a space from boring or ‘safe’ to personality and ‘wow’.

christopher Guy

Drama from Christopher GuyPillows and chairs are where I like to add colour or pattern.

Casual and inviting

Casual and inviting

You can add chairs for comfort.  There is nothing like curling up in your favourite chair to read a book or browse through a magazine.

Kravet chair

Tailored and understated by Kravet

They can add very sculptural lines (which I love) or straight lines (like the one above).  If a room is turning out to be too masculine, add some round lines to soften it.  Or if its becoming too feminine add some straight lines to give it strength and tone it down.

Dillard Designs

Like sculptures in a room

Or how about a wild statement chair for the foyer…you can put this in a very clean-lined space and it will really stand out or you can put it in a more ornate space where it will just add interest.

Currey & Co.

Formal Eye-catcher from Currey & co.

How about this cool wing chair – over the top.  LOVE the fabric.   Certainly not a shy piece.  But if it’s you – go for it.  Don’t be concerned with whether you’ll tire of it or whether its the current ‘cool’ trend.  If you love it and it makes you smile, you can live with it for 10 years at least.  Time flies as you know – you’ll be surprised how long you’ve had it and enjoyed it!

william and mary chair by lee jofa

Formal with a dash of eccentricity

This chair makes me want to drink a cognac and smoke a cigar in a gorgeous library.  (Not that I do either)

Lee Jofa Chair

Relaxed traditional lounging chairCan’t decide between a solid and a patterned fabric?  Use both!  Again,  a great way to bring out an accent in a room.

whittington furniture

Handsome detailing using 2 fabrics

Want to turn heads with some sexy looking chairs? (see, just like shoes) Check these out.

Christopher Guy chairs

Chic from Christopher Guy

Look at the beautiful detail work on this chair.  Note the sculptured lines along the bottom.  It just takes the slipper chair up a notch.

Thibaut chair

Slipper chair with beautiful detail

So, you see, I think the chairs just finish the look.  Just like a gorgeous pair of shoes.  They can be casual or formal or sexy or earthy or colourful….

Like shoes, you can never have enough beautiful chairs…..


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