June 28, 2012

I’m Shopping for… Spool Chairs

It’s by the Penisula Home Collection Company & here it is in white:

When I shared sneak peeks of a client’s project about a month or so ago,  I received a few emails asking about the spool chairs.
{Spool Chair in my client’s home…  Custom LL Textiles “Squircles” in fresh blue & oatmeal}
I loooove spool chairs.  They’re deceivingly comfortable and just have this relaxed & carefree vibe.  You’d never see them in a stuffy room.  My clients grew up together in the Northeast and we wanted to bring that feeling of “home” into their new house, which is here in the DC area, so I proposed a pair of spool chairs.  I was thrilled when my client loved the chairs too & we decided on one of my fabrics printed on an oatmeal-colored groundcloth.
Spool or “bobbin” chairs, also called “Carver chairs were named after John Carver (c. 1576–1621), founder and first governor of the Plymouth colony in America. A chair of this design, reportedly owned by the governor, was displayed in Plymouth, Mass., in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”(source- Brittanica.com)  …Which explains why we they have that Northeastern / coastal vibe 🙂
We looked at a lot of different options before presenting two options (a lower end option and a higher end option) to our clients…
We ended up going with Vanguard’s spool chair, shown here in white:
..And here in a dark stain:
{Vanguard Furniture}
…But I did fall in love with some others during our search:
{Hickory Chair}
It has box cushions so it’s a bit more structured-looking.  It also has casters like the version we selected.
{Noir Furniture…  this was our other option, available in black.}
I saw this one, below, a couple of Markets ago, and it felt very rustic with their fabric selections & showroom design:
I sat in it & while comfy, I have to say, the spool chairs with the arm cushions are much more comfortable.  I would use if it were a spot for shorter sits, vs. comfy, cozy long ones.
Here’s a beautfy by Motif Designs:
..And I loooove the little cushion detail in this one by Julian Chichester:


…Anyway, as you can see, they’re available at a number or pricepoints & there are so many to choose from.  (If you google it, you’ll see even more options.)
If I ever have a lakehouse, I’d love one or two of these for their laid-back days-gone-by feeling…

Where would you put yours?

xoxo, Lauren

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