Sitting Down & Stretching Out

I hope everyone has enjoyed (or is still enjoying) the long weekend! In celebration of eating well and relaxing, here are some chairs that will help you do just that in style.

Chair for stretching out on (via Marcus Design)

Chair for stretching out on (via Marcus Design)

I like this chair because of the blue and pink floral pattern, but also because of it’s irregular shape that would allow you to stretch your legs out. Additionally, there is room to sit several people sideways, so it works well in a living room setting. The antique claw-feet are a nice touch.

re-upholstered benches (via The Peak of Tres Chic)

re-upholstered benches (via The Peak of Tres Chic)

These small benches would work great in an entryway; I can’t count the number of times I’ve come inside during the winter and stumbled around trying to unlace my boots with nowhere to go. It would be so much nicer to grab a seat for this; it would also be nice to have somewhere to set down purses or bags temporarily while I remove my jacket, scarf, hat, etc. Originally these benches were simple black leather but the author of this post stapled some new fabric over them and re-painted the legs herself. Click on the photo to see the full tutorial! This is something I could definitely handle…

Envelope Sofa (via Apartment Therapy)

Envelope Sofa (via Apartment Therapy)

This versatile sofa, dubbed the Envelope Sofa, immediately caught my eye. It’s a nice soft and neutral gray, so it’d work in almost any space. Whether you like to sprawl out or curl up, there’s room for pretty much everything here. Because of it’s reasonable size it would look good even in a small living room.

Technicolour Tub Chair Designed by Ray Clarke (via Etsy)

Technicolour Tub Chair Designed by Ray Clarke (via Etsy)

So much color! The quantity of different fabrics could be overwhelming to some, but when I saw this all I could think of is how I would customize it. You could put swatches of lots of different things in there; old band shirts, leftovers from other sewing projects… the possibilities are endless. If you wanted to tone it down you could easily do so with a solid-colored throw, or a few solid-colored pillows as well. This particular chair would probably work best in a neutral-colored room but since there are so many different colors happening on it, it’s fairly versatile.

 

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