The Director’s Chair

The director’s chair, is a humble but classic choice, many options can be found for under $100.00!  There are a ton of frame and canvas color selections too! The canvas covers can be thrown in the wash, so they’re vacation home and kid friendly! You can of course break the bank on this style too. The leather Hermes version price = $11,000. Yes, Crazy but true!
I love them as comfortable bar seats!

ABC carpet and home version

I also love a bamboo version purchase here.

Williams Sonoma Home
 Images: Lonny Mag, S.R. Gambrel, Vogue, Pinterest, as noted

The hanging or “swing” chair

I have a great on-going project I’m working on. The client is a dream, and so easy to work with. We are in the process of finishing up her daughter’s bedroom. The daughter’s last request for her room: a hanging chair! Here are a few inspiration shots and ideas I sent over to the client! I think a white rattan version could work well in the space. They aren’t easy to find and I don’t really feel like having one painted. My fear is it won’t wear well.
above is the egg chair by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel. This version costs upwards of $3,000. ouch.
The lucite bubble chair by Eero Aarnio (1968)

More rattan versions, the one above is from the Home Port Collection! I’m sure this is fairly priced.
and the steal of the day, a hanging chair from IKEA. I’ve seen this in person, it’s fun and could work. I would add a plump pillow and maybe a sheep skin throw to the seat!

We’ll see what they like!

images: House Beautiful, Domino, British House and Garden, getty, Lonny – Lee Klienhelter’s home, 

i love my job.

I was busy working away on a client presentation tonight when I came across this chair. I think I’ve seen these before, but I thought I would share them with all of you. I have a similar pair of chairs at my house but with a round back.  I am often asked by friends where I found them?? I purchased my chairs YEARS ago from the Martha Stewart Catalog {remember when she had a product catalog? like i said, years ago}. This timeless piece also comes in teal and white! Available through Wisteria.

Klismos Chair – two ways..

Why my post is so late today..Yes, that is my car buried under about 36″ of snow in the left hand corner. I had to go to a client’s house this morning so I was shoveling like a maniac to get out. I’m back in my office cozy and ready to post.

The Klismos chair known for its four gracefully splayed legs and curved back was created in 4th B.C. by the Greeks. It was most often used by women taking care of their babies.
The design then resurfaced during the French Directoire period{1795-99}, English Regency {roughly 1811-1820} and American Empire styles {roughly 1810-1825}

Donghia’s Anziano Chair. – A modern interpretation of the Klismos chair.

Classical version reproduced by many.

Images: House Beautiful, ?, Country Living, Western Living – Erin Martin, Jeffrey Bilhuber