Yea or Nay: Patterned Chair Backs

Lauren Liess (Pure Style Home) has designed a room for 

Have you seen this incredible space yet?

I really love Lauren's aesthetic - 
it has such a wonderful combination of rustic and refined and always, always references nature.
This incredible room is no exception.
Grasscloth walls (and ceilings!), seagrass floors, tortoiseshell blinds and linen meet
 in a clean graceful design - seating is maximized with that amazing layered window seat - LOVE!
The simple color scheme keeps the space from feeling closed in (despite low ceilings)
while pops of lush green throughout bring in vibrancy and life,
and prevent the palette from being static.

But even with all this gorgeousness, the thing that most caught my eye was the pair of armchairs -
from Lauren's own furniture line, dubbed the Mad Hatter Chairs :)

Check out the backs - 

Aren't those incredible?!!

It's something I'm liking more and more...

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It used to be more common to see the pattern up front....

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But tucking it behind gives the chair more personality - don't you think?
it's like you are getting to know the chair, there's more than you see at first glance...
and those extra details always make the room more interesting for me.

If you really want to wow,
try doing something like Christine  (Bijou and Boheme) did here -
these stunners would have been gorgeous if she had stopped at the graphic
 black and white upholstery and black lacquer -
but this bold, painterly floral ups the sophistication level even further -
to the top of my love list :)


Tres chi-chi, oui?

What do you think -
is this something you would do in your home?

and as a side note - THANK YOU for all your responses to my last post! You guys are hilarious!
I have been reading them to D. as they came in over my iphone and he says he is going to take a survey himself - at the upcoming MMA fights in Toronto :)
I told him it won't count because they don't actually care about decor, lol.
Seriously, thanks for all your notes, it brought a much-needed bit of levity to a hard day on friday - x am

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Unknown said...

Ah thanks so much for the sweet mention Anne-Marie...made my day. I do a love a little pattern on the backs- kind of like a little sweet secret that hides away until just the right moment. Those chairs of Lauren's are divine- love love that green floral. xoxo

Abby M. Interiors said...

Love it. Would absolutely use it. Especially in a dining room. I'm a bit dining room obsessed right now...for no good reason. Lauren's room is stunning for sure.

I'm sorry to hear you had a rough Friday!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Wowzers! That room is stunning. The drapes and the pendant and the console with the two chairs in front... so much gorgeousness!

The enchanted home said...

Love it! I think its great..adds so much interest and can add whimsy if thats the look one is after. I think its quite prety and just love the room...the green is absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love the pattern on the back! It's like a little hidden secret :) So fun!

Katelyn said...

I say yes! business in the front party in the back :) kind of like a mullet but stylish :)

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

It's Yea all the way for me. These chair backs are splendid and nice to see the pattern not only on the front.

Kerry said...

I would totally do it in our home... I love the look of pattern on the back of the chairs!

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

You sold me with the last image. Tres chi-chi indeed!

Bean Bags said...

The yea or nay patterned chair backs re wonderful. Have a look at it


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