Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Chairs for the Living Room

They're here! My brand new, very grown up pair of chairs for the living room! And they are beautiful! It took us a few weeks to have the time to take them from their giant boxes and haul them up to our apartment, but now that they're in I'm totally in love. They are gorgeous!

Before, with the oversized chair that was too big for the room

And after, with the much smaller club chairs, just right for the room.

I had the worst time with the light in these photos, so sorry it's a little weird. The sun was shining in from the window, but everything else was dark and shadowy. My photography knowledge only went so far, so this is all I could manage : )

Aren't the chairs perfect in the room? I can't overstate enough just how small this room is, which really calls for small furniture. These fit the room perfectly, although will be pretty as side chairs in some other house with a bigger living room...someday.

The legs of the chairs were very important to me. I saw so many with body styles I liked, but chunky blocks for the legs. These have elegant turned wood legs with antiqued brass casters. They make the chair, in my opinion.

The fabric is soft and nubby, much the same as a grain sack (or a finer version of a painter's drop cloth). 

You can't really tell in the pictures, but the linen color is quite different from my oatmeal colored drapes. I will be replacing the drapes with these very soon I think.

I moved my salvaged door to this corner for height, along with the cream wicker trunk. This corner isn't quite right yet, but I'll keep playing with it. The white spindle table was a $20 find from Sparks.

I would like to have pillows made for the chairs out of grain sacks, but I already had these vintage-inspired pillows on hand, so they work for now.

Aren't the rolled arms lovely?

Couldn't resist a shot of the mercury glass!

There you have it...real, grown up furniture gracing our little newlywed first apartment! What do you think? Do you like them? I sure do : )

{live beautifully}


  1. They are beautiful!! Love the rolled arms and the legs with wheels. They look great in your gorgeous living room!

  2. They look wonderful Courtney! I love your living room and the chairs suit it perfectly! Also, I really am enjoying your fall touches. So cozy!

  3. They are absolutely beautiful chairs. I know back in September, you mentioned something about the cost. You will end up saving money with these chairs. They are beautiful now, classic, they will always look great in any room, no matter the style and since they are so well made, they will stand up to re-upholstering for the rest of your life. What a great decision you made!

  4. p.s. I adore your mercury glass. I'm a collector also.

  5. Anonymous10/03/2012

    So perfect!

  6. Courtney,
    I found you via pinterest, loved your photos so I had to visit! Have enjoyed browsing thru, love your style! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me.

  7. These look SO good! And that has to be one of my fave arms on chairs and sofas. ;-)

  8. They're just gorgeous - and I love love love the shabby door in the background!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!

  9. The chairs look great! This is such a pretty room!!

  10. Hey, great list ! For furniture lovers - just saw Ante Furniture and Lighting opening another store

  11. Where are the chairs from?

  12. Where are the chairs from?

    1. Hi there, the chairs are from onekingslane.com. They have them in their sales often, so keep checking there for them!

  13. Do you feel like your chairs are small? Or is it just me. When my husband sits on them they just look so small.


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