Saturday, July 5, 2014
Do you have a "Statement Chair"
July happens to be one of my favorite months of the year, because its my first born daughters birthday on July 11.
So to start off the month with my first post, I thought it would be fun to share and talk about two of my "statement chairs" I was recently contacted by "One Kings Lane" to help them introduce their "Home Décor Resource" guide, it has answers to questions like: Which era is your chair from?
One Kings Lane has written an article titled "How to Incorporate Statement Furniture Into Any Room" What a fun read and very informative I thought. My chairs are definitely an accent to the rest of my room, we use every bit of furniture in our home. Gary and I love comfy, sit your fanny down and curl up in kind of furniture.
This rocking chair Gary and I found at our neighbors garage sale for $100 dollars, it was in such great shape expect for the seat that had been lovingly warn out. The wood has a beautiful grain to it with its original stain, we knew all it needed was reupholstering.
While browsing One Kings Lane I came across an article on the History of the Rocking Chair I did not know that the rocking chair goes back as far as 1710 and that the rocking chair was distinctly American from the start. It was mostly used in one of two ways/places: for mothers and babies in nurseries, and for the elderly and invalids, in hospitals and mental facilities.
I got the biggest chuckle out of this one.
For the reupholstering we choose a blue wool tweed fabric. It really brighten up the chair and gave it new life!
I think we have a lot in common. She is short to the floor and very talkative. LOL
I can envision tea time, with an elegantly dress lady seated ever so graciously in this chair sharing stories of the day or maybe even stitching and sipping tea, or better yet hot coco.
I think if someone was to ask me what my decorating style is, I would have to say Cozy, Warm and hopefully inviting, with a large scoop of Cottage a pinch of French country and a dash of Farmhouse and Prairie. There is something about all decorating styles I love.
I hope you go over to visit One Kings Lane and use their the new Home Décor Resources guide, I enjoyed spending time browsing many of the article. Also the shopping, I have my eye on a few things....teeheehe.
Joining in with the following parties:
Susan-Between Naps on the Porch-Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn-The Dedicated House-Make it Pretty Monday
Marty-A Stroll Thru Life-Inspire me Tuesday
Brenda-Cozy Little House-Tweak it Tuesday
Kim-Savvy Southern Style-WOW Us Wednesday
Courtney-French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday