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 bounds…so 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 bathroom…so 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 chairs…love 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 chair…love 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!

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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 bounds…so 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 bathroom…so 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 chairs…love 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 chair…love 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!

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Bench beautiful……..and a major giveaway!

Good morning! Things are moving fast and furious over at the house and I am going to go over today and take some pictures…will share with you tomorrow. I am also excited ?to announce a great giveaway tied into today’s post. ?Who doesn’t love a great bench! I mean this is kind of a staple don’t you think? At the foot of a bed, in a library or in a family room, out on a patio, maybe a small one in a bathroom or in a mud room, a bench is just one of those little must haves that is great to have around. Like an old comfortable shoe, its practical, it fits, and you need one (or two). Benches can be found in whole host of styles, a range of sizes and more colors and patterns than you can wrap your brain around.
?I love a great bench and I think virtually every manufacturer makes them and goodness knows they can easily be found in every price range, from the very very affordable to the extremely high end collectible pieces. There is no denying their versatility and with their relatively light weight they can easily be moved around, to make for ?impromptu extra seating when needed for last minute guests. Here is a look at the way benches are used in many different types and styles of rooms. I know when I move there will be benches found not only in a few of my bedrooms but in my family room and tucked beneath a console or two. Lets face it, a bench is a staple amongst a homes must have items….at least in my opinion. Just a practical little item. Do you have a favorite? ?
This leads me to my great giveaway!!?Safavieh?has generously donated this fabulous looking bench that not only is beautiful but also doubles as great storage! How good looking is this? Some lucky winner will win this great looking bench…..that can be used virtually anywhere!! Made of a cream linen material…it is neutral and has such an elegant streamlined shape. It measures 19H X 15WX 45D. (Retails for approx. $450.00)
Its easy to win, you have to do TWO things….1. Comment on this post and leave an email address if I am unable to contact you via your blogger name 2.Visit?Safavieh?at?www.safaviehhome.com?and then visit them at their?facebook?page by clicking?here?and tell them your favorite item…that’s it!! ?I will announce the winner of the bench on my Friday post! Good luck!!?

Moving onto my bench post………

?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sleek white leather bench with silver legs, Decorpad
Ashley Goforth chose a small grey bench for this pretty bathroom
I like the idea of adding two smaller benches around a foyer table as was done here, Rinfret
A fun black and white bench was worked into this cozy seating nook in this kitchen, Garage workbench
Love a built in bench such as this one used as breakfast room seating, Decorpad
Twice as nice….a pair of pretty benches at the foot of a bed, Decorpad
A whimsical fun bench is added to a youngsters room…Decorpad
A bench can be most practical in a beautiful mudroom as shown here!
Kendall Wilkinson added an elegant French inspired bench to this elegant master suite
Love seeing a bench in a bathroom, two is even better! Timothy Whealon
A bench with assorted wicker baskets doubles as a practical storage solution! Decorpad
This sweet little bench is a great bench to have right next to the back door…..Country Living
Benches are just not for inside! Martensen Jones Interiors gives this patio an all white makeover
Scott Laslie design added a pretty tailored bench to this elegant transitional bedroom
A combination of benches being used as kitchen seating, fun!
Having an over sized bench in your bathroom is indeed a luxury, but then again this bath belongs to Ralph Lauren!
How about a fabulous high backed shaped bench like this one for drama? Rinfret
A cozy and sun filled space such as this one makes this bench seating a perfect choice
Love this elegant little bench that Phobe Howard tucked under this very elegant marble vanity
Phoebe Howard chose this gorgeous bench to add a little pizazz to this foyer
Something really cozy about a built in bench, like this one in this home by Robert Stern
A delicate bench was added to the foot of this luxurious master bed, Brett Design Inc
Pretty sided bench gets dressed up with trellis pillows, ?Studio ten 25
This charming little bathroom gets a zebra covered bench to add some zest! House and Home
Thomas Pheasant chose an elegant tufted gray bench for the foot of this masculine bedroom
Barclay Butera chose a gorgeous white tufted bench for the end of this pretty bed
A collection of benches to incorporate as kitchen seating is a neat idea too!
A delicate little silk covered bench with gold leaf is added to the side of this pretty bed, Decorpad
Suzanne Kasler thought outside the box by adding two pairs of benches to this farmhouse table in this kitchen and the result is fabulous!
Love a pretty feminine bench in a bathroom…..how decadent! M Elle
I like this built in bench in this kids playroom, practical, fun and doubles as storage!
A bench in a hallway is always a practical solution, Nathan Egan
Lucky little bench to be part of such an opulent bathroom! Photo by Andrea Trauttsmandorff
Shope Reno Wharton chose a pair of pretty benches in ivory to pair with the comfy chairs in this sumptuous master suite
Love the luxury of having a bench in a dressing room, S.R.Gambrel
An elegant bench doubles as storage for books and magazine in this beautiful bedroom, Veranda
Thornton Designs chose to put this bench at the foot of the main stair hall, love this look!
Love seeing the bench as wide as the bed….beautiful!
Gwen Driscoll chose a modern bench for this rustic foyer…I love the mix!
A bench that doubles as storage for extra blankets and pillows, Elle Decor
How luxurious….a bench in your boutique like closet! Traditional Home
Nancy Boszhardt used a narrow bench for the end of this very elegant and refined bedroom
Samantha Pynn designed this great functional and beautiful storage bench
A beach bedroom gets a wicker bench to keep the natural feeling of the bedroom, Coastal Living
Suzanne Kasler chose a pony covered bench for this living room setting to use as a coffee table
A storage bench that looks great too! Coastal Living
A leopard bench is quite luxurious! Suzanne Lovell
Love the slightly modern benches Elizabeth Dinkel chose for this traditional guest room! Great looking!
This is a neat idea, a low bench topped with colorful luxurious pillows on one end of a dining table to mix up the seating! CHM
Do you have a favorite? Is there a special way or place you like to use a bench? Any tips or creative ways you would like to share? Do tell!?Hope you have an enchanted day!!

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Bench beautiful……..and a major giveaway!

Good morning! Things are moving fast and furious over at the house and I am going to go over today and take some pictures…will share with you tomorrow. I am also excited  to announce a great giveaway tied into today’s post.  Who doesn’t love a great bench! I mean this is kind of a staple don’t you think? At the foot of a bed, in a library or in a family room, out on a patio, maybe a small one in a bathroom or in a mud room, a bench is just one of those little must haves that is great to have around. Like an old comfortable shoe, its practical, it fits, and you need one (or two). Benches can be found in whole host of styles, a range of sizes and more colors and patterns than you can wrap your brain around.
 I love a great bench and I think virtually every manufacturer makes them and goodness knows they can easily be found in every price range, from the very very affordable to the extremely high end collectible pieces. There is no denying their versatility and with their relatively light weight they can easily be moved around, to make for  impromptu extra seating when needed for last minute guests. Here is a look at the way benches are used in many different types and styles of rooms. I know when I move there will be benches found not only in a few of my bedrooms but in my family room and tucked beneath a console or two. Lets face it, a bench is a staple amongst a homes must have items….at least in my opinion. Just a practical little item. Do you have a favorite?  
This leads me to my great giveaway!! Safavieh has generously donated this fabulous looking bench that not only is beautiful but also doubles as great storage! How good looking is this? Some lucky winner will win this great looking bench…..that can be used virtually anywhere!! Made of a cream linen material…it is neutral and has such an elegant streamlined shape. It measures 19H X 15WX 45D. (Retails for approx. $450.00)
Its easy to win, you have to do TWO things….1. Comment on this post and leave an email address if I am unable to contact you via your blogger name 2.Visit Safavieh at www.safaviehhome.com and then visit them at their facebook page by clicking here and tell them your favorite item…that’s it!!  I will announce the winner of the bench on my Friday post! Good luck!! 

Moving onto my bench post………

                                   Sleek white leather bench with silver legs, Decorpad
Ashley Goforth chose a small grey bench for this pretty bathroom
I like the idea of adding two smaller benches around a foyer table as was done here, Rinfret
A fun black and white bench was worked into this cozy seating nook in this kitchen, Garage workbench
Love a built in bench such as this one used as breakfast room seating, Decorpad
Twice as nice….a pair of pretty benches at the foot of a bed, Decorpad
A whimsical fun bench is added to a youngsters room…Decorpad
A bench can be most practical in a beautiful mudroom as shown here!
Kendall Wilkinson added an elegant French inspired bench to this elegant master suite
Love seeing a bench in a bathroom, two is even better! Timothy Whealon
A bench with assorted wicker baskets doubles as a practical storage solution! Decorpad
This sweet little bench is a great bench to have right next to the back door…..Country Living
Benches are just not for inside! Martensen Jones Interiors gives this patio an all white makeover
Scott Laslie design added a pretty tailored bench to this elegant transitional bedroom
A combination of benches being used as kitchen seating, fun!
Having an over sized bench in your bathroom is indeed a luxury, but then again this bath belongs to Ralph Lauren!
How about a fabulous high backed shaped bench like this one for drama? Rinfret
A cozy and sun filled space such as this one makes this bench seating a perfect choice
Love this elegant little bench that Phobe Howard tucked under this very elegant marble vanity
Phoebe Howard chose this gorgeous bench to add a little pizazz to this foyer
Something really cozy about a built in bench, like this one in this home by Robert Stern
A delicate bench was added to the foot of this luxurious master bed, Brett Design Inc
Pretty sided bench gets dressed up with trellis pillows,  Studio ten 25
This charming little bathroom gets a zebra covered bench to add some zest! House and Home
Thomas Pheasant chose an elegant tufted gray bench for the foot of this masculine bedroom
Barclay Butera chose a gorgeous white tufted bench for the end of this pretty bed
A collection of benches to incorporate as kitchen seating is a neat idea too!
A delicate little silk covered bench with gold leaf is added to the side of this pretty bed, Decorpad
Suzanne Kasler thought outside the box by adding two pairs of benches to this farmhouse table in this kitchen and the result is fabulous!
Love a pretty feminine bench in a bathroom…..how decadent! M Elle
I like this built in bench in this kids playroom, practical, fun and doubles as storage!
A bench in a hallway is always a practical solution, Nathan Egan
Lucky little bench to be part of such an opulent bathroom! Photo by Andrea Trauttsmandorff
Shope Reno Wharton chose a pair of pretty benches in ivory to pair with the comfy chairs in this sumptuous master suite
Love the luxury of having a bench in a dressing room, S.R.Gambrel
An elegant bench doubles as storage for books and magazine in this beautiful bedroom, Veranda
Thornton Designs chose to put this bench at the foot of the main stair hall, love this look!
Love seeing the bench as wide as the bed….beautiful!
Gwen Driscoll chose a modern bench for this rustic foyer…I love the mix!
A bench that doubles as storage for extra blankets and pillows, Elle Decor
How luxurious….a bench in your boutique like closet! Traditional Home
Nancy Boszhardt used a narrow bench for the end of this very elegant and refined bedroom
Samantha Pynn designed this great functional and beautiful storage bench
A beach bedroom gets a wicker bench to keep the natural feeling of the bedroom, Coastal Living
Suzanne Kasler chose a pony covered bench for this living room setting to use as a coffee table
A storage bench that looks great too! Coastal Living
A leopard bench is quite luxurious! Suzanne Lovell
Love the slightly modern benches Elizabeth Dinkel chose for this traditional guest room! Great looking!
This is a neat idea, a low bench topped with colorful luxurious pillows on one end of a dining table to mix up the seating! CHM
Do you have a favorite? Is there a special way or place you like to use a bench? Any tips or creative ways you would like to share? Do tell! Hope you have an enchanted day!!

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