Given my chair addiction, it’s hard to believe that there could be a lack of seating around here but we could actually use an armchair in the family/keeping room. We just have our gray couch in there right now and that’s fine when it’s just the two of us but when my mom and another friend were here last week, we realized we needed another chair or two in that room. In the last house we had our orange Pop chair with the couch but that’s now in my office. So I’ve been trying to decide what kind of chair I want and I think I’d like a worn leather clubby chair like these:


or these two off to the left here:


I know you’ve all seen Abigail Ahern’s house before but it’s the perfect example of what I’m talking about:


The gray couch here is very similar to mine (see yesterday’s post for a photo). The beauty of this is that I’ve always loved distressed leather chairs and now I have a good excuse to get one! I love when that happens! So the search begins.

(Photos: 1.Skona Hem 2.via Coco+Kelley 3.via Style Files)




What a gorgeous trifecta of rooms. So much to love here…the lighting, art, color…but that second image just takes my breath away. And of course, those chairs are irresistible. Now you jut have to find that perfect balance of squishy, age-old character.

vintage simple

I love that first photo – I too have it in my inspiration files. I say yes to the worn leather club chair – the rattier (in the best of ways) the better in my book.


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love the worn leather. I bought 2 club chairs and have the kiddos go nuts on them to speed up the worn process, ha!


nkp: Yes, squishy is key!

mise: Me, too. As linda and vintage simple said, the more worn the better.

paula: Once I get the chair, can I borrow your kids to do the same? 😉


The Zhush: I hadn't heard of that either until I moved to Atlanta. It's a Southern thing. :)

Splendid Willow

Yes! Absolutely, Ally! Go for it! It will look fabulous with your sofa! I am thinking of one for our own family room. Maybe a distressed leather wingback chair. But I get a little nervous that it will give too much "shelter" and that you don't see the world (or that hubby won't hear me…)

xx, Mon
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Lindsey Lou!

I love chairs too, but I don't have nearly enough. I'm on eBay right now, looking for accent chairs and extra dining room chairs as we speak. Might post some finds later…
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Lesley @ TheDesignFi

I featured a house tour awhile back that included an office with two really worn leather chairs. The homeowner told me she picked them up at a garage sale for almost nothing because the seat cushions were completely shot. So she recovered the seat cushions with fabric and left the leather elsewhere.

Here are the results:
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I have that photo of Abigail Ahern's house in my tear sheet file!! (I loved her living room – such great color combo). There's something so cool and classic about a distressed leather chair…and I love that they're perfect when you have pets that shed :)
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That pic of Abigail's house is a keeper. I love it! And those chairs are beyond comfortable, too. Please post when you find the perfect ones.


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