Have you heard of Chairish? It's an online emporium and design lovers paradise where you can buy and sell vintage furniture, decor, and other accessories. They recently invited me to participate in their accent chair design challenge to take a room from white to bright.
There is nothing like coming home after a long day, making a cocktail, and getting cozy in a big chair in front of the fireplace so I wanted to create a cozy space to relax and recharge. I tend to gravitate towards white and neutral furniture making it easy to incorporate lots of bright colors with accessories so I chose this pearly white leather wing back chair for my accent chair.
In graduate school I spent several weeks taking a class on urban development and historic preservation in Turkey; while traveling around the country I fell in head over heels with the funky patterns and colors of their textiles. Both the turquoise rug and pink Kilim pouf ottoman are vintage Turkish pieces that I found perusing Chairish.com; their bright jewel tones help set the tone for this vignette. The clean lines of the Mid Century Modern bar cabinet and cocktail pitcher are so sleek and contrast the fluidity of the wingback chair and sconces well. In a restful corner like this, you can never have too many books. Chairish has a fully stocked vintage book section on their website you could look at for hours. Don't forget a colorful throw!
I should mention that white furniture in my real life is close to impossible because I have two big black labs and a burly husband. What you see above is my inspiration for a nook in my office or sitting room one day... puppy and husband free of course.
Chairish is an incredible resource for finding authentic vintage pieces. I love thrifting and antiquing but sometimes you can't find exactly what you need so if you have a piece from a specific era in mind check out their website because you may be able to find something near you and pick it up instead of having it shipped to you. It's like having the best antique markets and dealers from around the country at your fingertips!
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*Please note this post was not sponsored by Chairish.com