Chairs are common in homes today but it was only during the Renaissance period (early 16th century) that the chair became a standard item of furniture for anyone who could afford to buy it.

This cozy setting is inviting and as an professed anglophile, I love the union jack rug.  The chairs look plush and comfortable!

This Chelsea wing chair from Williams-Sonoma Home is beautiful.  I believe the nails are silver plated and the legs are black {sigh}…alas, with dogs and a cat I don’t think I could manage to keep it white for very long.

I love the two French chairs along with the wicker chest.  Cote de Texas

My dear friend Carla loves ♥ chairs.  She admits it’s a weakness, I wouldn’t agree with her and you wouldn’t either if you saw how her chairs contribute to the design and comfort of her lovely home.  This one’s for you Carla…

A Country Farmhouse (image (left) Tracery Interiors (image right)

The above chairs are two ends of a spectrum, the sweet, simple wooden chair in the garden with a lilac infused back drop and the French side chair in the raise-paneled entry.  I love them both.

Most of us have particular tastes and likes where chair design is concerned and today, because I’m sitting in a chair, at my desk, trying to come up with a blog post idea, I’m going to share some chairs I really like…

Image Dan Carithers  via(Veranda or Traditional Home, sorry, can’t remember which)

What I think is wonderful about interior design today is the chairs in Dan Carither’s living room (above) can just as comfortably serve in the kitchen (below) designed by the Atlanta designer.

Kitchen designed by Dan Carithers.

The chairs above could just as easily be comfortable in a living room or library as the dining room they adorn— Pamela Pierce designed room.

This is Randy Boyd’s fabulous dining room…love the toile chairs and nail head studs.  More about Randy Boyd can be found HERE.

This is the Plantation Wing chair from Crate & Barrel…I could see this anywhere in the house, including a covered patio.

This is another Pamela Pierce design.  Isn’t it pretty?  It’s covered in linen, very comfortable and so suitable for French influenced design.

Love these wicker chairs which are sold at Pottery Barn or Cost Plus World Market.  I would use them indoors or out.

Antique chairs via Veranda (a Saladino feature).  They are probably not extremely comfortable but would add interest to an entry or flanking a dining room piece.

Light industrial with an appealing design going for it.  Interested in buying? visit HERE

There is nothing quite like the French cafe chair. (Image via Brabourne Farm)

Food just tastes better served in a setting such as this.

Lastly…there’s the rocking chair.  Whether indoors or outdoors, a rock is always soothing.

Do you have a favorite chair at home?  Are you addicted to chairs?