A Lovely Home: Chairs

eames_black leather with palisander finishJenni Kayne’s bedroom via Architectural Digest. They have the Eames chair in the original design – Black leather with Palisander finish.

Furnishing a new space in a way you love and as a reflection of you is part of creating a lovely life. For our new home, we need a lot of new furniture. Most of what we had in our previous home doesn’t go with its 70’s architectural vibe. The Master Bedroom, Living Room and Den all need club chairs or side chairs.

I’ve long had my eyes on the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman designed by the husband-and-wife duo, Charles and Ray Eames. Everything about it is so simplistically chic and classic. And, it’s also really comfortable. A win in our book! As I’ve learned from the plethora of recliners in my husband’s house before I moved in, men are all about comfort. Men, including my husband, just might be convinced by the sport reference – the Eames’ desire for the chair was for it to have, in their own words, “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” I’m thinking the Living Room would be the perfect place for it.

Here are a few iterations of the iconic chair:  Eames_black leather with walnut finishBlack leather with walnut finish via Judith Mackineames_brown leatherThe most recliner-like in brown leathereames_ivory leather, walnut finish- design within reachSo fresh + clean in ivory vicenza leather with walnut finish via DWR.eames_ivoryAnother in ivory with walnut finish via DWR.

The mission is to find a chair with a good balance of comfort and style with clean, modern and organic elements. Here are a few additional ones, though unlike the Eames one, that fit the bill for other spaces: club chair_west elmWest Elm Lucas wire base chair. Club Chair- Room & Board Anson ChairRoom & Board Anson chair.

If you want more convincing about the Eames chair, read My Domaine’s 12 reasons why they still want one.

Hope you enjoy! Which chair would you choose – the black or ivory leather?

Like our designer said, if you’re a purist, go with the Black leather with Palisander finish, but more importantly, go with what you like!

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