Home Design: In The Haute Seat
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.
French-style wing chair
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