10.20.2009

This Wing Chair Is Calling My Name...

I spotted this pair of wing chairs and am debating buying one.



I know what you may be thinking, "Seriously, wing chairs Kay - aren't wing chairs a bit...I dunno...stuffy, grandpa, old-ish?" But I think they have potential. I love the shape...the curves (espeically the ones right near the 'elbow' joint). I also like that the arms aren't big & bulky. I'd spray the legs a high gloss white and recover it in a fun print...or maybe a nice neutral. I think it could be a lovely addition to Apartment #412. When I spotted the chair I immediately thought of this chair:



as seen on the blog m.a. belle 


a view of the whole chair

How CUTE and CHIC is that?! Not stuffy, grandpa, or old-ish at all!

The chair I currently have in my living room is a hand-me-down leather club chair from my sister. It's in perfect condition and I do like it but I've always thought, I even said it on my old blog, that it's a bit too....square for the space. I feel like I need to add something more feminine or curvy to break up all the straight edges currently going on. Something a bit lighter. It makes that corner a black hole - hence the pink throw and turquoise felt petal pillow to lighten it up.

Anywho, back to the wing chair. What do you think - yay or nay?

10 comments:

Mandy said...

Yay! This chair practically calls for one to curl up in it with a favorite throw and a book. I don't think its stuffy or grandpa-ish at all. And with your DIY skills, I know it would be a stunning addition to Apt. 412

T said...

I like the chair you have now, maybe because it is so masculine. You know you have a pink wall in the house right? LOL! The wing chair is fly though. It makes you want to curl up and read a book in it. Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

Charmaine said...

I love that pink wing chair. I could do some things with that one in my apt.

thatShortChick said...

I love a good wing chair...we have one in our living room and it's my favorite spot to run to when I just need some silence (and comfort).

very cute!

LindsB said...

I say get both of them- dont split them up :) A pair of wing chairs always looks so chic.

Kay* said...

@Mandy - I know..perfect for a book and some tea :)

@T - Yes, I do have a pink wall :) but I'm not certain I would recover this wing chair in pink....maybe a light grey & off-white print?

@Charmaine - It's gorgeous isn't it? The fabric is from Rubie Green - it's organic too!

@thatShortChick - wing chairs seem to be a new obsession of mine...

@LindsB - nice to see you around here! yay! i don't think I have room for both...or I'd have to put one in the bedroom or something....

DaVida Chanel said...

I want a chair so bad! I feel like that's what's missing in my place!!

kara said...

Big thumbs up to the wing chair.

I have 2 - one in my living room in a deep taupe floral and one in my bedroom with a blue cabbage rose pattern on it. I love my wing chairs - they're perfect for snuggling into with a good book and a glass of wine.

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

a bigggg yay!! get both. wing chairs are timeless and always chic. this was a few days ago...did you get them?!?!

Wing Chair William said...

lovin the upholstery on the white/pink one! but whats going on with the base hem? it looks all choppy

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