Jazzy Statement Chairs

November 18, 2013



Don’t you just love one-of-a-kind statement chairs? A chair that is full of personality and uniqueness?:


I have to admit I was pretty excited when One Kings Lane contacted me last week to help introduce their new Decor Resource Center to my blog readers. They knew I loved accent statement chairs and asked if I would share one of my favorite chairs. Here is a chair I just finished painting and had reupholstered:


I have always loved the shape of this chair. According to the resource guide, my chair is similar to Renaissance Revival Chair, 1870. Their resource guide is great that you can look up the history of your chair from Ancient civilizations to Modern American Design. There are illustrations of each chair that includes a detailed history:

okl chair


When designing a statement chair, the first step is finding a chair that you love, a piece that gets you excited(no matter what it looks like before):


Then I decide where the chair will be going, so I can work with the existing furnishings. I put together this fabric palette that will work well:

chairr fabric

I think statement chairs add life to a room by being a centerpiece that accents the rest of the decor. When people enter the room, their eyes are drawn to it. Here are a couple of my favorite chairs I have saved:

fav chair


pink chair







Sometimes a room needs a chair as a finishing touch once everything is in place. Do you have any statement chairs in your home? Now is the time to search the internet or flea markets for a signature chair that can be reupholstered, repainted or restored to finish off the room!

PS I wanted to add a couple pictures of the whole fireplace that a reader requested. She wanted to see the whole thing. Here you go Terri!

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  1. I have never seen such beautiful makeover of chairs. These chairs totally turned out beautiful. I would like to make one statement chair for me too. Thanks for sharing such beautiful ideas.

  2. I do, I do, I do have a statement chair begging for a makeover. It’s similar to the gorgeous blue one above but it’s unique in that it was made by my grandfather (my dad’s dad) who was a fantastic woodworker (intricate inlaid wood pattern tables) come over from Poland in the 1900s, and a cabinet maker here in this country. He made the chair and a companion rocker from scrap wood. I was lucky enough to inherit the chair and in my teen years, my mom painted the frame white and covered the chair in a dramatic abstract green & blue (so “in” at the time) silk-ish print to grace my sky blue bedroom with white trim and white louvered closet doors (complements of my dad who also was a great woodworker). The little chair still has its white frame but the back and seat badly need redoing and I’ve been thinking on it. Now I’m INSPIRED! Thanks, Kelly.

  3. Do you have a picture you can share of the entire fireplace and shelving wth the peacock chair? I love everything in that pic and would like to see the entire wall. Thanks!

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