Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Statement Chairs! {One Kings Lane: Home Decor' Resource}

What is a chair?
Go ahead, you can answer to yourself right this very moment. It would take you only a couple seconds to define a chair. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online a chair \'cher\: is a seat for one person that has a back and usually four legs. While you probably used a few different words, you most likely thought of this when asked to define it.

However, in today's industries of design and style we find that a chair is not only used so a person can sit on a seat with a back and four legs. Chairs take on a whole new meaning. They become pieces of art, statement decor', pops of color, and a display of our design eye.

I was recently contacted by One King's Lane to help introduce a new Home Decor Resource Guide available on their website.  This guide is literally chair learning heaven. Pick a chair you have seen or own...any chair! The guide gives you  information on chairs from multiple time periods, DIY projects for your chairs, and even an article on the history of chairs.

This is what I did. I was traveling so I actually picked a chair from my mother-in-law's house, but I was with her when she purchased it so that makes up for it. Right?

This is a refinished Spindle-back chair. On One King's Lane I typed in spindle back chair and received several articles. I'm not sure of the type of wood used here, but I'm assuming that it wasn't anything really special or they wouldn't have refinished it.  After doing some searching on the Home Resource Decor Guide this chair has a few different elements that are related to staple chairs from certain periods.

The rounded back with spindles and no arms resembles the Windsor chairs which were known for their spindles and rounded back. However, the thickness of the spindles along with the shape they were carved suggests also some incorporation of  Mission Style. But once again, it is not a chair fully from this period of style because it has no arms. According to the guide, the Mission Style chairs had arms and were a bit more elaborate in design.

Looking around the guide, this chair is probably a more traditional-present time, spindle back chair that was refinished in a more shabby chic finish and pops of bold color. I think that is what I love about the chair. It is not a large statement piece meant to overpower your eye; but moreover a chair with a rustic feel incorporating classic design from multiple eras with bold color into a room.

I had so much fun looking at One King's Lane Home Resource Style Guide and I can't get over all the different styles of chairs and the elements they bring to design. I challenge you to pick out a chair from your home and use this guide to help discover more about your favorite chair.

Have a favorite type of chair? Leave it in the comments below and tell me what you love about having statement chairs in your home!

Disclaimer:  While I was contacted by One King's Lane to write this blog post, I was not compensated to do so nor did I receive compensation for a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. When I purchased my home the owners left behind a slipper chair. That chair is hands down my fave: low to the ground and comfortable when taking off my shoes. Someday I am going to re-upholster!!!