Chair Flair

Today I thought I’d focus on one of the unsung workhorses of the home, the chair. Every room needs one (or many), but they almost never get to be the star of the show. So today, I’d like to feature a few chair I’ve been obsessing over lately, chairs that don’t blend into the background, but rather steal the spotlight!

So is a chair designed nearly 75 years ago still considered modern? Or is it a time-honored classic by now? Either way, the Ardea Wingback Chair by design icon Carlo Mollina has been calling my name lately. Comfortable as well as sleek, and the perfect foil for Sergio Rossi’s fabulous shoes.

Ardea Armchair by Carlo Mollino. Sergio Rossi boutique, London

Ardea Armchair by Carlo Mollino. Sergio Rossi boutique, London

There are a lot of good things happening in the eclectic modern living room below by Kimberly Denman, but her shaggy Cerus armchair is certainly stealing the show. I don’t know whether it’s going to sing me a song a la Sesame Street, or swallow me whole like a grizzly bear, but I do know it’s on the shortlist for the next modern lodge/chalet project I design!

Cerus Armchair by Kimberly Denman through Jean de Merry.

Cerus Armchair by Kimberly Denman through Jean de Merry.

Kelly Wearster’s Elliot Side Chair was introduced within the last few years, but it’s already become a design classic that works with modern, and transitional interiors. A little bit Bauhaus industrial and a little bit ‘70s glam, it can work with so many styles of decor! 

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

My selections have be skewing modern so let’s not forget the beauty of a classic French bergère. From the most staid traditional interior, to the most fantastical modern mix, you can never go wrong with a classic bergère.    

Citrine Interior

Citrine Interior

Last, at the end of the day, when I want to relax before bed, there is no more perfect chair than a classic overstuffed English roll arm. The ultimate luxury boudoir chair, and a must for a traditional, classic home.

Kathryn Ireland

Kathryn Ireland

For more of my chair obsession, please visit my “Chair Fair” Pinterest page! 

Warmly,

Beth