Saturday, August 14, 2010

Chairs…

chairs

As I listened to Bobby McAlpine on the Skirted Round Table this week

terrific interview…go listen if you haven’t. Run.

Something he said really resonated with me.

Chairs

chair

He thinks of chairs as people in a room.

Me too!

chair2

I am always pulled to chairs…like giant…or sometimes subdued personalities.

I have too many chairs

but I love them.

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Every one of their funky souls…

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now don’t these look like people….just hanging out…watching an event? See.

Maybe it is the singleness. The individual uniqueness…

Cause I don’t happen to have any matchy matchy sets. They are all unique…sometimes lost little souls. I collect vagabonds. Yep.

Maybe I am odd. Cross out the maybe. Go ahead.

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But I’ll bet a dollar…..even a dollar fifty that you

have an affinity

for one type of furniture too?

spill people.

I wanna know.

39 comments:

becky at abbeystyle said...

Of course! Chairs are my favorite people...Phillip Starck's Ghost chair on top of my list. I've always had the same thought...chairs are like people.
Resonates with me alright!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Becky...I have been toying with getting a ghost chair...have the perfect spot. Then looked around at all my chair orphans...and thought Dayum. I have a lot of single chairs!

SILVIA said...

nice post and lovely chairs, but i love, love, love sideboards or those Bombay chests,lol....have a wonderful evening..

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

See...Silvia...I knew it, everyone has their "people" furniture!

Kathysue said...

Not furniture but mirrors, I love mirrors, not for my reflection but for their light and sparkle. My mom has a thing for tables she has so many and no where to put them, Kathysue

Ivy Lane said...

I LOVE furniture.... the older I get..the more comfort I need..right.. SOOO>>> the FAB ghost chair is out.. cuz..well...it'll cost me.. I need your big butt chair... or whatever you called that wonderful dream!! i love mid cent. mod.. all the way ..but the buck HAS to stop somewhere.. and it better be a cozy somewhere!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Linda.. I agree with you about chairs.. if I had the space and money!!! and tables actually... at one stage I had about 6 of them... maybe the chairs are the kids.. and the table is the mamma.. or pappa..

Well either way.. love the first image.. have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

Lisa said...

I am a lamp tramp! There, I said it! xoxo

Drawn to The Sea said...

Makes sense, really. Chairs have legs, arms, backs, etc... just like us. For me it's little cabinets, esp. that hang on the wall.

kj said...

linda, i love wood. i love sitting in chairs and readingt and rocking in chairs and falling asleep in chairs. my favorite are ones i can fall into and they softly hold me up. xoxo
kj

Christina @ greige and My Sparrow said...

I love chairs myself!! I seem to have them everywhere- and most are in need of reupholstering! Although my second love is for art.. I love framed art!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I adore pillows! There I said it. If I were a pillow I'd be big and soft and have lots of ruffles:)

Kimberly said...

I love this post! I think it's awesome to think of chairs as people in the room...you've motivated me to think and do something a bit different.

somepinkflowers said...

aahhhhhh....


chairs it is!


:-)


{{ i even belong to a flickr group
called
~~CHAIR~~ }}

Heidiopia said...

Chairs, for sure! But I'm a sucker for a little side table, too :). perfect combo, don't you think?

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ooooh Art...yep, that would run neck and neck with chairs!

Gintare said...

i love chairs! I think they are so cool! love the ones you posted!

Linda Merrill said...

Linda - thanks for your SRT shoutout! I loved this concept of chairs as people too! There's a photo in the book of a table and chairs that really illustrated that point.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

GAWD, if I could decide THAT, my (decor) life would be soooo much easier!

Andrea said...

I have a fettish for chairs :)

Denise said...

My first love was chairs, all sorts of Louis XV and XVI-style chairs. But now I'm also in love with tables: side tables, consoles, writing desks, bedside tables, hall tables, etc. And I've given them all names: Ben, Esme, Louis, Emily ....

Kristin Lea said...

I like to call my obsession with all things furniture a passion...just rolls off the tongue a little sweeter-and I come out looking dynamic! I love anything 50's/bright colors/ but I am a sucker for chaise lounges and settee's.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Interesting comment by Bobby McAlpine, I recently wrote an Ideabook for Houzz on mixing chair styles and one image I included really struck me as intriguing. The way the chairs were arranged around the table they looked to be deep in conversation! Janell

Deborah said...

Oh love! All of them. My thing is bistro tables. With umbrellas. I have 6 sets...I am opening a restaurant...**kisses** Deb

Renae said...

I do like chairs...but I LOVE me some mirrors! Go ask the Vamp, she'll tell ya! She told me I have to many....can you imagine? Of all the nerve! hehe
xoxo

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Who doesn't love a great chair? I think many of us are born with the chair gene that simply must be satisfied. I do look around every once in a while and think things are a little chair happy. Afterall, most of the time, it's just me and the dog around here, and he prefers the couch.

Salt Water Taffy said...

I've never really thought of myself as having an affinity for one type of furniture, but your post made me realize that it's kitchen tables. They're always what I look at first in catalogs and furniture shops. Anytime I have to sit down, that's where I sit- at my kitchen table. Now to ponder why...

Enjoyed your post and look forward to visiting again soon!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Oh yes, chairs are quite wonderful! As are tables. I tend to accumulate more things that sit on shelves and hang on walls, but that is only because they take up less room than actual furniture, and often cost less!

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anita said...

ooooh! id love a spin off of that british flag chair for ians room.

La Petite Gallery said...

Yes, Old fashion Wing chairs.
They have to have the right curves
and low to the floor, and ball and claw feet. The back has to have
a certain sway to it. There is only a few I have seen around.

Also, a french Begere chair same
thing certain lines.

yvonne

Sharon said...

I see that I'm not alone having a special thing for chairs:))
The Eames lounge chair tops my list.

Karen Deborah said...

overstuffed and comfy-- me I am a bed person.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I adore chairs and I don't have any matching sets, I love them all to be individuals! But I think my number one favorite furniture would be tables...I love tables. And if a table has a drawer, I am over the moon! It is interesting how we all identify with something.

Style Odyssey said...

i like a mix of different styles for an eclectic, personalized look. i have that clear louis ghost chair- love it! i'm getting more for my "new" antique pub table.
love the header, by the way.
xo

BeMistified said...

I absolutely love clear stuff, so when I looked up the Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair, I was in love. Wish I had more room in my home for chairs, mostly the clear ones!

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