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Friday Finds: Chairs….

There is just something about the right chair in a space.  Whether it’s an oversized cushiony chair or a sleek modern accent chair, the perfect chair can make a fabulous statement.  This week’s Friday Finds features my five favorite chairs.

ghost chair

I simply love the idea of the Ghost Chair, designed by Philippe Starck.  It’s a piece of art for your home. Sleek and translucent, the chair seems to float in a space giving it the illusion of not being there. Visually, it’s light weight making it perfect in a small dining room or as a chair for a vanity.


Parson chairs…. What can be said about the simplistic lines and angular profile?  The Parson’s Chair is a great choice for side chairs, extra seating in a living room or even as a desk chair in a cozy home office.  The material used to cover this chair, designed by Loni M Designs  makes the chair stand out.  I love the pattern and mix of colors she used.


Kelly Swallow, a London based bespoke designer has a fabulous line of patchwork chairs, ottomans and couches.  She rescues classic styles and reupholsters each of them in amazing fabrics. Most of the time, she chooses bright patterns and colors.  It would be a wonderful challenge to design an entire room around one of her patchwork chairs or couches.


I spotted chairs similar to this one at the Oxford Exchange and fell in love. It’s the Noir Ribcage Fabric Balloon Chair.  It’s perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or even that morning latte. I adore the unusual lines, although it would not be ideal in most design styles.  Being a little eclectic I would scoop up a pair of these and place them right by my fireplace…


Mid-century modern design has been making a huge come back as many people gravitate toward a vintage look for their homes.  The Barcelona chair is a classic that doesn’t seem to have faded into the background.  Its lines are clean and welcoming. It pairs perfectly with a modern couch or even a more contemporary style.  I would pick it for a masculine den with a nod to the 1950’s.


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