Friday, December 20, 2013

Statement Chairs and One Kings Lane

I received an e-mail from One Kings Lane asking if I would help introduce their Home Decor Resource Guide. Would I?  Yes! I love their online marketplace.  If you're not familiar with One Kings Lane check out the photo below from their website and you'll see why...
Gorgeous, right?
Their resource guide is a new design tool that explains different styles of furniture.  You can browse through each category to research a piece of furniture you might already own or even use the site to learn about different styles and periods.  


My assignment: write a feature about a statement chair in my home. I knew right away which chair I would write about---these from Hotel Liquidators in New Haven, Connecticut. 


I bought them long before I had this blog which explains why I don't have "before" pictures, but trust me they were not pretty. The wood was a mustard color and the fabric was a nubby tweed, but I loved the shape and size. After painting the frame a soft taupe topped with a walnut glaze I had them reupholstered in a gorgeous silk stripe. The cost of the fabric was a splurge but it really made the chairs and now, years later I'm happy I sprung for it.

After using their guide I learned my chairs are a reproduction of French armchairs. (Who knew? I just liked the shape and size.)
I'll be looking for more pieces to furnish our house and the resource guide is a great tool to inspire, aid and educate home decor enthusiasts when purchasing and reupholstering the perfect statement chair.

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