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Edwin slipper chair with walnut frame and wool-poly upholstery – Room & Board via Atticmag

Slipper Chair Marathon 4

Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 4 – Exposed Frames. One reason I’ve done this series of posts on slipper chairs is purely practical. These are, for the most part, exceptionally approachable and affordable pieces of furniture everyone needs.  One chair may be better for perching while another […]

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Jeffry II slipper chair with tight-upholstered deck and feet – J Robert Scott via Atticmag

Slipper Chair Marathon 3

Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 3 – Covered Bases. One type of slipper chairs has feet rather than legs. That’s made possible when the seat deck is elongated until it essentially sits on feet. Or, legs may be covered by a fabric skirt and  embellishments such as […]

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Pair 1940s vintage fan-back slipper chairs in original fabric – Cain Modern via Atticmag

Slipper Chair Marathon 2

Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 2 – Neutral legs, long and short. When I evaluate any chair I focus first on the legs. That’s the way I was taught to approach antiques, where furniture legs and feet are helpful in determining style. So when it came to […]

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Slipper Chair 1561-01 in velvet with loose cushions, nailhead trim and spade Feet – Lee Industries via Atticmag

Slipper Chair Marathon

Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 1 – Victorian details. Recently, I started looking at slipper chairs and couldn’t stop! Every time I found a lively armless chair that would be great for use in a living room, bedroom, kitchen, library, bathroom, front hallway or mudroom, another one […]

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Sevres porcelain cupid cup – Trouvais via Atticmag

Sevres Blue Obsession

This 300-year old hue is rarely seen today, yet it’s one of my favorite house colors. Psychologists probably wouldn’t give me a positive assessment for being a blue-and-white person. Orange is happier. Yellow more cheerful. And gray is far more soothing. Still, I’ve come to terms with my blue walls and blue furniture and a […]

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