Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My "chair"e amour

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is off to have a wonderful day. Tell me who doesn't have some amour for chairs! We all have them, and I am nearly sure we all love them. Can you imagine a room without them?  I cannot even begin to wrap my head around all the different styles, frames, fabrics and colors that chairs come in,...its endless. They often anchor a room with the way they are scattered throughout, or may be flanking a fireplace.....without them well our interiors would be rather boring and mundane. 
Today I focus on a wide rage of chairs, scalloped, club, wing, French caned back,wood framed,side chair,etc...the list goes on! Do you have a favorite kind of chair you like to use when decorating? A favorite type of fabric to use on the chairs? All I know is there is nothing quite as nice as sinking into a really comfortable chair (one with down really helps) and getting comfy and cozy, perhaps with a good book, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Add an ottoman, big bonus points! I love chairs not only in the obvious places like living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms but in bathrooms and in foyers, back halls and even stair landings. Chairs know no lets take  a look!

How about a new twist on an old classic? A french chair painted black with purple Ikat! Decorpad

Beautiful and serene room, love the chairs all done in a neutral ivory, Jessica Helgerson
Suzanne Kasler used a pair of dramatic black chairs to flank this foyer console
I like the idea of mixing styles as Janet Simon did here so beautifully!
Always liked the elegant lines of a slipper chair, Ashley Whittaker
Have always liked the look of mixing slipcovered head chairs with wood frames in a dining room, Phoebe Howard
How about this pair of French wingbacks updated with a solid fabric and trellis pillows? Thornton Design
Always loved this gorgeous dining room by Phoebe Howard, fabulous fabric on a fully slipcovered chair, amazing!
Love the look of adding a nice sized chair in a bolder fabric in an otherwise serene feeling bedroom, Ashley Goforth
Lots of color in this foyer with a pair of Sheraton styled chairs, HouseandInteriors
Love a delicate caned back chair like this one in a luxurious! Palm Design
Love the shape on these gorgeous chairs...the vibrant yellow damask adds a bit of drama too
Chairs can be covered in highly patterned fabric to provide maximum drama as was done here, Sherill Canet
How about this gorgeous little French settee/chair in this luxurious master bathroom! House Beautiful
I like the look of putting all arm chairs with high backs at a table, and finishing them with a beautiful and interesting fabric, Nancy Boszhardt
Imperial Trellis fabric is just  stunning on these beautiful the shape! Brown Design
How about these neat lacquered chinoiserie chairs? I think they are fun! Ruthie Summers
This dramatic dining room got art deco French inspired chairs, Stephen Sills
Love a slipcovered chair in a bathroom or at a vanity, its the crowning touch!
One way to add interest to a room is using an unusual shaped chair but still keeping it quiet by using a monochromatic fabric, DeCesare Design
Love streamlined classic chairs like this one in an all white palette, Sarah Richardson
I have always loved the look of white linen slipcovered chairs at a dining table, Diana Sawicki
An elegant pair of gilded French chairs in gold silk, Jan Showers
I like these French bistro bar stools for a beautiful kitchen, Janet Simon
Elegant geometric print was used on these beautiful updated club chairs, Sarah Richardson
Beautiful tufted chairs in ivory, Decorpad
How about a classic chair covered in two different fabrics? Yes or no?
I like the idea of adding an unusual shaped chair to a vanity as was done here, Nancy Boszhardt
How about this leopard beauty adorned wiht linen french pillows? Love! Vignettedesign blog
I like seeing a fully upholstered slipcovered chairs at a dining room with wood chairs, it really makes for an interesting space Windsor Smith
Diana Sawicki created this gorgeous arrangement, using three oversized chairs...cozy and stunning!
Thom Filicia gave these elegant wingback chairs done in a natural leather nailheads as a trim, stunning!
Melanie Elston chose this delicate French looking chair for this elegant master bath
Love a pair of club chairs outfitted with gorgeous pillows, and the ottomans are always a bonus!
Sarah Richardson
Love the look of a pair of attractive large scaled club chairs, you can never go wrong. Diana Sawicki
I like seeing a solid little chair next to an over the top wall like this one! 
How about this funky pair of giraffe print hairhide chairs? Talk about making a statement!
Courtney Giles chose these interesting art deco feeling chairs to flank in front of the fireplace
I love the elegant feeling of this room, the Louis VXI chairs add a delicate touch, Palm Design
Notice how all the chairs in this room were done in lucite, so pretty! Catherine Cleare
Stephen Sills chose a club chair for this pretty dining room covered in a solid linen
How about the look of a striped linen on these chairs in a formal room? I like it! Phoebe Howard
A monogrammed chair? Absolutely! Photo by Ashlee Raubach 
I am always a sucker for a painted french this setting! Photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
How about a beautiful Chesterfield chair and ottoman covered in rich black velvet?
An elegant club chair in a soft fabric with a beautiful pillow is always spot on, Muse Design
Interesting shaped chairs get a pop of color in this citron velvet, love it! Muse and Christina Murphy
Just love these oversized slipcovered linen chairs, so comfy and chic! Palm Design Group
Boszhardt chose to put a bold fabric on these wing chairs as a focal point in this quiet master bedroom
A classic pair of Barbara Barry transitional styled chairs
A gorgeous delicate chaise lounge is a great accent piece as is the beautiful chair with an interesting back in this vanity/dressing area, Diana Sawicki
I love the idea of two generously sized club chairs with an ottoman in front of the fireplace, Ashely Goforth
How about a new twist like turquoise leather on an old favorite, like a delicate French chair!
I like the idea of slipcovered kitchen/bar stools, DeCesare Design
Love the feeling of a dustruffle on a formal chair, gives it a sense of femininity, Phoebe Howard
I like seeing a neutral pair of streamlined high back chairs facing each other, Amy Morris
This is great looking, lattice backed chairs covered wtih fabric and a bench at a cozy breakfast room seating area, Sherill Canet
How about the idea of using two different fabrics on a dining room chair? DeCesare Design
What do you think about adding bullion fringe to a pair of large club chairs? I like it when its monochromatic and doesnt' stand out too much, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf

You knew this was coming....yep had fun AGAIN doing a "recap" of the chairs! (This is the OCD in me) So just in case you want a second peek, here it goes....

So whats your take on chairs? Do you have a favorite style? I personally love a really good comfortable tailored club chair and any chair that is French in design, they are so delicate and elegant! I love all the endless possibilities of designing a chair....and how they can have such an impact on a room. Always love to know what you think! Hope you have an enchanted day!