I debated for a long, long time over getting a chair in my main living space. My couch is somewhat petite, so it was occasionally awkward sitting on it with guests, and often when guests did come I didn’t really have adequate seating (ahh, the joys of studio living!). On the con side, I just felt that a chair would add extra clutter that I didn’t need. But after almost three years living here, I finally bit the bullet and killed two birds with one stone: I got myself extra seating, and I did it by buying a chair that I’ve been DYING to own anyway!
The Louis ghost chair – I’ve wanted one of these for a very, very long time. And it was perfect, because if there’s one place that a ghost chair is necessary, it’s a spot where you don’t want visual space taken up by a piece of furniture. So my fear of a too-cluttered look is somewhat ameliorated. I was concerned about entering the apartment and immediately seeing the back of a piece of furniture-but with the ghost chair, you don’t! You see right through it. Ahh, perfection.
Oh, and the minute I ordered it, I decided it simply wouldn’t be complete without a leopard pillow sitting on it. Turns out I was right. So I ordered this gorgeous linen pillow from Arianna Belle, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
Of course, it’s not a REAL Phillippe Starck Louis ghost chair, because those cost $400. $400 for a plastic chair=no. I checked all over the internet and this one had great reviews on Amazon, so voila! I think it’s a perfect reproduction. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen an actual (non-knockoff) Louis chair, so I can’t say how similar this guy is to the real deal, but I can say that it’s the look I want and it cost $100 instead of $400. Works for me (this could even be a Lookalike for Less post!).
Interesting fact I learned during my research, for anyone who’s into lucite furniture: the authentic ghost chair is made of polycarbonate, and the reproductions are usually made of acrylic (also known as plexiglas).
photos by Jacqueline Clair for York Avenue
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Love these chairs! It looks like the perfect solution to your seating area.
i LOVE it!!!! i really want one now. i am putting it on my list for my next place!
looks awesome and doesn't seem to clutter the space at all!
So cool! I've always thought they were great 🙂 yours looks fantastic!
I bought the SAME chair for my apartment! I have it at my desk and I just love it–you're totally right too, it doesn't take up that "visual space" in a small apartment!
Great idea to use it as a desk chair!
I love this! It looks expensive and the pillow is the perfect finishing touch.
I've had my eye on one, but sadly, I have no where to put it right now!
I'll just have to live vicariously through you.
oh my goodness, it looks amazing. Totally makes the room. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo
That chair looks perfect in your space! The size fits so well and the fact that it's Lucute prevents it from looking too cluttered. Great find for $100!
Thanks! I know, I was definitely very happy with the price.
LOVE THIS! And would love to do a home tour on the Everygirl! email me!!! allyson (at) theeverygirl (dot) com
What a WONDERFUL post:) your blog Is SO inspiring and Im now following on pinterest.
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Have a great weekend dear
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Such a fabulous chair!!!