Remember my wire chair that I spray painted pink (inspired by this Apartment Therapy home tour)? I loved it, but at a certain point I decided I needed to de-pinkify my apartment a bit, so I spray painted it black. I never blogged about it because I actually wasn’t thrilled with the result (and looking at the pic above totally makes me miss the pink version). On its own I thought the chair looked fantastic in black…but against the black vanity I felt like it just blended in and disappeared. Cue the fantasizing about a new vanity chair – the biggest caveat with a new chair for this spot being that it has to look good from the back, since 90% of the time that’s the part of the chair that you’re seeing. These are my favorite contenders:
I think this extremely modern chair would make for a perfect juxtaposition against my vintage, antique-y vanity. There’s nothing I like more than a really striking, kind of weird chair, and this is just that….making it my top contender. I’ve loved this chair from afar since pretty much forever. It’s expensive, but not prohibitively so, and it’s really a classic of modern design.
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I thought an armless ghost chair might look cool as a tie-in to my other ghost chair. The armless aspect is also good because my vanity is kind of low and some chair arms might not tuck under it.
Louis XVI chair – either oval or straight back
I thought this would be really nice if I had the chair upholstered in a truly fabulous fabric, like Scalamandre’s Pyne Hollyhock, Kelly Wearstler’s Channels fabric, or Albert Hadley’s Fireworks. I was originally thinking straight back, but round could work as well. I would prefer it with arms, but again, would have to double check measurements. Might be nice to have something really traditional in my decor (but with a twist of course – the cool fabric).
Talk about a good looking back view! I love this chair but even newer versions are extremely expensive. I prefer it with the arms as well, though there are armless versions. It is so, so gorgeous and striking.
Another chair that is just allll about the back view. I could not love this chair more…absolutely glam and gorgeous – but so expensive!
Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair (budget version here)
I’ve long been a fan of these chairs as well – they have that sort of minimalist, Scandinavian look. Not exactly my style, but I am a fan.
Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Armchair (budget version here)
A gold wire chair! So pretty. I am kind of over the whole wire chair thing, but this one is so pretty, like a piece of jewelry.
Yup, I finally got some Scalamandre Pyne Hollyhock in my life. It was only a matter of time…no idea why I waited so long since chintz is basically everything to me.