(Image~left~The Graphics Fairy)

I really like chairs, not as much as a couple of people I know~you know who you are, but a well-designed chair always catches my eye.  For me a chair is the one piece of furniture in a room that should excel at both form and function.  In my house comfort is critical where chairs are concerned in part because we live in a small home and every chair must perform that duty.  There is no room for the beautiful antique French side chairs that stand symmetrically ‘on guard’ of a lovely piece of furniture in this cottage (much to my sadness).

Centenary Farmhouse via Inspired Interiors

I must confess, these two little sentries (above) are so darn cute, I would have to make room in the cottage for this combination.

La Maison

Brabourne Farm

I have written about chairs in the past {HERE}.  My furniture file was getting crowded so I thought I’d share some of my latest finds.

Bunny Williams

 When a chair offers both unique or eye-catching style as well as comfort I suddenly “get” what my chair-loving friends are on about.  Like this chair (above) I found on Bunny Williams site, the chair looks like it would be comfortable but still attractive, especially with the upholstery selection.

Stephen Knollenberg

The chairs flanking the fireplace (above) appear to be antique.  They are so interesting in style and while I don’t think they look terribly comfortable, in a room this size they are a welcome addition and could be pressed into use if additional seating was needed.

New England Home

The devil is in the details…notice the arms and the nail heads.  This chair is so cool, with it’s bold stripe and quilted seat, I would love a pair just like it.

New England Home

A front image of the chairs above wasn’t available but they appear to be wood with maybe a cane back and a loose cushion seat.  Don’t they almost resemble a fancy folding chair?

Kelly Harmon

The dining chairs in Kelly Harmon’s home (this is an old image so she may no longer live in this house, not sure. via Cote de Texas) are very simple yet detailed enough to be really pretty.  I also love the trestle table!

Liz Williams Interiors

The chair above is simple, understated and yet, paired with the interesting table and lamp, creates such a welcoming spot to unwind, read a book, sip some tea, don’t you think?

Splendid Willow

I’ve mentioned before that Hubby has always liked the idea of wing back chairs as the captain chairs for our dining room.  We simply do not have enough space to make this happen.  If we ever add a breakfast room to our home, which would be a welcome addition, we could do something like this (above).

Restoration Hardware

The above beauty from Restoration Hardware looks very cozy, doesn’t it…love the silver nail heads.

The French Tangerine

The antique (or reproduction) chair (above) was captured by The French Tangerine at the 2012 Atlanta Gift Show.

Providence Ltd. Design

This is a favorite wing back image.  The antique tapestry hanging in perfect concert with the use of tapestry on the chair.  Charles Faudree states in his new book Details  that if a fabric is too expensive to cover a chair in just make a pillow using the fabric on the front only.  Clever and creative.  When I reupholstered by window seat and love seat in my library I applied Charles suggestion to the pillows in the window seat.

Do you have a favorite chair of set of chairs?  I do love antique and vintage chairs. 

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