In several of the projects I have designed over the past few years, I have opted to use four chairs instead of the expected “sofa & chair combo”. The result….better flow in the space, great arrangement for conversation and overall dynamic look. Here are some rooms were this design was incorporated…
You don’t have to use four of the exact same chairs to achieve this look. Notice how there are four different chairs in the room below. Just make sure the chairs you choose are balanced in weight, by being the same approximate size and color. See how two of these chairs are beige and the other two are darker. They balanced the look by putting the similar colored chairs across from one another. The addition of a a side table, architectural elements, art, throws, pillows, fabrics, plants or lamps can also make up for the differences in visual weight.
By using neutral slipcovered chairs in this space, your eye is drawn to the real showstopper which is the great view! Love all the natural elements added to reinforce this space is all about nature!
Here are a few chairs I used in projects,
1. The Modern Wing Chair by Thomas Pheasants for Baker.
2. Kingston Wing Chair by Bernhardt Furniture
I have used this chair in a beautiful pale grey leather from Bernhardt. The project was a media room that needed to also act like a living room when tv was not being viewed. Originally, the owner wanted swivel chairs, but after much debate decided stationary would be better due to the age of the children and the temptation for the children to “play in the chairs”.
3. Slipcovered Swivel Chair by Lee Industries
If budget is an issue, consider these two options from IKEA.
The Ektorp in its base fabric is only $249. and have many slipcover options. Great with kids because you can pop the slipcovers in the wash for easy cleanup.
The Ektorp Chair
The Kivik chair
This chair is only $199 for the base fabric. Like the Ektorp it has many slipcover options. This chair is especially versatile since it is armless, you could position two or three of them side by side to make a love seat or sofa and still have a single chair if your needs changed and you wanted a different arrangement.