Chair Affair

Following all the recent home furnishing store events lately (see here and here), I’ve become even more obsessed with accent chairs.  Here are some of my favorites:
Sedwick Recliner from west elm:  Mumbles often talks of wanting a recliner and my mind always conjures images of big, frumpy ones with boney wood construction, worn-down cushions and buttons popping off (not to mention the matching remote control holder slung over one arm…or an elastic magazine pocket on the side. Woof.). But, I think I’ve found the perfect compromise in this sophisticated recliner.

Sedgwick Recliner via west elm

Mrs. Mercado and I couldn’t take our eyes off of this beauty while waiting in line at the West Elm Grand Opening event.  We both loved the clean lines and neutral colors but worry a bit about any furniture with a major amount of white. (I like red wine. A lot.)

Everett Striped Chair from west elm

Strandmon Chair from Ikea — I don’t necessarily have room for this in my living room and I don’t have a library room that I envision this in, but that doesn’t keep me from getting excited about the debut of this re-issue based on a classic Ikea Chair.  Check out the video on the chair’s story:

These lively lemon yellow Tabouret Chairs from are a huge steal at $300 for a set of four.  They have other colors, too, including the traditional industrial look of metal, vibrant red, and a clean, modern white. Plus, they stack to save space! I love the yellow ones as a pop of color in our patio area.

Tabouret Lemon Metal Stacking Chairs from

On the much less practical end, I think this chair from CB2 is so whimsical and I love it — perhaps because I can picture it in our spare bedroom (if there was room!).

Club Chair with Piping from CB2

Target makes the list with a lot of affordable varieties from upholstered chairs to club chairs.  We have the Avington Armless Slipper Chair in this festive print, which works well because our living room is a mash up of a lot of these colors.  Sometimes, though, I wish for something a little bit more refined like a leather club chair.  This set of two bonded leather club chairs is more affordable than one chair at most retailers if you’re looking for a value option.

Avington Armless Slipper Chair – Whimsical from

Nolan Bonded Leather Club Chair from Target

For these and other seating pinspiration, check out my “You May Be Seated” board on Pinterest.

(images via the credited website retailers)

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