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Monday, January 27, 2014

Favorite Statement Chair & One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource

I was recently contacted by One Kings Lane asking to share my favorite statement chair & help them introduce their Home Decor Resource...  

The folks over at OKL created the Home Decor Resource Guide to help educate & inspire home decor enthusiasts when purchasing & reupholstering statement chairs.

On their website you'll also find style & period overviews detailing the history of chairs,
ranging from the 16th century to more contemporary modern day design.  

It's a great online tool to find out more about any antiques you might have as well.  I've been thinking about rehabbing & reupholstering some vintage family pieces given to me by my mom recently.
The thing is, I know nothing about them:
I'm curious to see which era & style they belong to.
I would love to turn them into statement pieces one of these days!

Until then, my current favorite happens to be not one, but two chairs - the pair of upholstered slipper chairs in our home office.  The chairs provide the pop of pattern in the room & are the definition of statement chairs.  Since the print is fairly busy, I kept the rest of the room more neutral & monochromatic:

While the beautiful linen fabric is what initially caught my eye, the clean & simple lines were what sold me in the end.  If I ever tire of the fabric, I can always reupholster the chairs & maintain the classic look.
I also like that the low profile & armless design help to keep the sitting 
area feel more open & less crowded - great for space flow:

While my chairs are more contemporary in their design, I learned that slipper chairs actually originated during the 19th century.  Apparently, slipper chairs were historically used in the bedroom to help women dress.  Their design made it easier for women to sit and put on their stockings & shoes - hence the term 'slipper' chair.  Who knew?

I hope that you'll find their Home Decor Resource helpful if you're looking to DIY your own statement chair or even if you'd simply like to brush up on your furniture history for all those
thrift store & yard sale adventures!


This is not a sponsored post - just sharing a resource that might come in handy for someone!