Home Design: In The Haute Seat

By Sheniqua Faulkner
In Feature, Style

Classic, modern or whimsical, these five chairs with flair spruce up any space.

 

Creating seating in your living space can do so much more than provide a place to plunk down; a pair of chairs can cozy up a corner, carving out an intimate space for conversation or solo relaxing, or one striking number can make a bold statement in an otherwise minimalist space. Think beyond the living room and consider positioning one in a large hallway or your bedroom—even roomy walk-in closets could benefit from a sleek seat.

This French-inspired wing chair in stark white leather is just the right blend of modern and traditional—and the nail head detail and distressed finish are altogether rugged and regal.
French-Style Wing Chair, available in a variety of fabrics and finishes, starting at $2,500, Rothschild’s Antiques, Central West End, 314.361.4870.

Philippe Starck’s modern aluminum rocker is based on Emeco’s 1006 Chair, a design commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World
War II. The naval version had to withstand torpedo blasts; Starck’s creation is nearly as tough and just as hassle-free—perfect for the patio.
Heritage Rocking Armchair, $715-$1,425, Design Within Reach, Central West End, 314.361.1701.

The beautifully scalloped edges and sophisticated folds of this chair are crafted from a single sheet of two-toned felt, artfully wrapped over a metal base.
Peacock Chair, price available upon request, Centro Modern Furnishings, Central West End, 314.454.0111.

With a curvy body and smooth-to-the-touch micro-fiber upholstery, this deep-seated lounge calls for cozying up with a glass of wine and a book.
Event Armchair, $568, St. Louis LoftStyle, 877.785.5638, stlouisloftstyle.com.

We love how this chair manages to be both modern and comfortable. No hard lines here; just a crisp silhouette gleaned from a softly rounded profile.
Bantam Armchair, $1,003-$1,180, Design Within Reach, Central West End, 314.361.1701.

 

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Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the retail stores and product manufacturers.

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