Creative Envy


CHAIR HUNT.
Sunday, August 10, 2008, 10:55 pm
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After recently selling my old living room chair on craigslist, I have a very noticable gaping hole in the corner of my room that needs to be filled asap. Beck’s pile of toys and dog bed aren’t cutting it. Ideally I would like something different, possibly Scandinavian-inspired with a wooden frame and arms. One of these chairs from Anthropologie would be ideal….that is, if they weren’t almost $1,500.

Calandria Chair, Mod Garden from Anthropologie

Calandria Chair, Mod Garden from Anthropologie

Calandria Armchair from Anthropologie

Calandria Armchair from Anthropologie

If I could just travel back in time, I would just scavenge my childhood basement for the teak furniture we had in the ’80s. It would be perfect. The chair had a structure like this one but had fancy metal end caps on the arms and cushions upholstered in a loud Hawaiian print.

Scandinavian chair

Scandinavian chair

If I can’t find something Scandinavian-inspired, I’m really up for anything that is unique in style/shape. Here’s another one from Anthro that I love. The unexpected combination of a graphic, modern fabric with an antique frame is pretty great.

Antwerp Chair, Bloom from Anthropologie

Antwerp Chair, Bloom from Anthropologie

Here are a bunch I found in a Google image search….any of these would be a great addition.

a plethora of chairs

a plethora of chairs

I think I’ll be pounding the pavement up in Clintonville next weekend at the antique shops to see if I can find something slightly more reasonable than over 1,000 bones. Wish me luck!