We have another feature in this month’s HGTV Magazine! The Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw is feature in a dining room in the November issue. The designer choose to use the Pendleton throw as a tablecloth on the dining table and challenge the typical idea that you have to use a standard tablecloth. Check out what we’re talking about above! If you are interested in picking up the Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw you can find it here!
The Windsor Chair is a classic chair in home decor. It dates back to the early 1700’s and gets it name from the English town Windsor. The Windsor Chair is a wood chair that’s back and sides consist of multiple thin, turned spindles that attach to a solid, sculpted seat. The chair also has straight legs that splay outward and the back has a slight recline. There are 7 different types of Windsor Chairs: sack-back, loopback, comb-back, continuous arm, low back, rod back and fan back.
Windsor chairs were brought over during the American colonial days and became quite popular for their light weight design and portability. In the early years of these chairs they used multiple types of wood in order to construct them. After they were made they would often paint them to hide the fact that different woods were used. The Windsor Chair has a look and feel from another time period which makes them the perfect for traditional coastal style homes. The Windsor Chair effortlessly rounds a dining table in a nautical style dining room or completes the breakfast nook in a New England style coastal home. Its simple look makes them easy to incorporate and blend into these style.
Modern Windsor Chairs come in a range of sizes and colors which makes it easy to decorate any room with them. Take a look at what designers have done with Windsor Chairs in these spaces. Look at their classic design aesthetic and note how well they blend into the nautical and New England coastal styles.
The Chippendale Chair is one of the most popular chairs in coastal decor. It embodies the coastal style in an effortless way. Its history, however, is not rooted in coastal design though. An 18th century English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, is responsible for the creation of Chippendale furniture and for the name of the it as well. Thomas Chippendale created many pieces and styles of furniture, chairs were not his only contribution to furniture design. The Chippendale style also includes tables, cabinets, desks and bed frames. There are also sub-styles of the Chippendale style furniture that include Rocco, Gothic and Chinese.
The Chinese style of the Chippendale furniture is the one typically incorporated into modern day coastal decor, especially the Chippendale chairs. These chairs are often seen in coastal homes and are popular due to their design. Today’s chairs often resemble the original styles, but are made out of faux bamboo or plastics. The chair is known for its fret work on the back and legs. The fret work on the back of the chairs look like a bamboo lattice.
These chairs also come in a large variety of styles and colors which makes designing with them easy. You have probably seen the chair while searching through coastal decor pins on Pinterest and now you can put the proper name to them. We’ve also added a few examples of what Chippendale Chairs look like and how to use them in a coastal style home.
If you want to incorporate Chippendale Chairs into your home, you can shop for them on our online store here!
Look what we spotted! Flipping through Coastal Living we found the Luca Dining Table! This extra long, trestle dining table is perfect of those large family gatherings and dinner parties! With a simple rustic look, this table will provide you with more than enough space for dining or any other activity you could ever need table space for. If you’re interested in the Luca Dining Table, you can pick it up at our store or online here!
Here at Tuvalu Home we want to use our blog to share amazing home decor, design ideas and inspiration. We also want to use it share our home decor knowledge and experiences. One way to this is to dive into certain areas and subjects to give you a little more in depth information about them. In this mini series we’re looking into chairs. Not just any old chairs, specifically chairs you would commonly see in coastal home decor.
In this post we’re taking a look at ladder back chairs. The ladder back chair is one of the oldest style of chairs to exist. These chairs date back to the 17th century. They were sought after for their sturdy build and durability. It wasn’t as easy back then as it is for us now! It’s a classic shape and a recognizable chair in home decor. It has a high back with horizontal spindles that provide back support and has four legs. The horizontal spindles resemble a ladder like look which the name “ladder back chair” derives from.
These chairs were also popular in American colonial homes. This popularity is why you will still see these chairs in New England Style or Nautical style homes. The classic influence and style of these chairs works well in each of the coastal styles. It’s also not uncommon to see ladder back chairs that are painted in bright or pastel colors. The updated look on the classic chair works well in a beach cottage style home or rustic, coastal homes.
Take a look at these photos we’ve dropped into this post and get a feel for the chair. You can see how the ladder back chair can be used in a couple different coastal design styles.
We spotted the Harden Café Chair in latest issue of Country Living! This French café inspired chair is the perfect addiction to any home! Use the Harden Café Chair to bring in a new textured material to the space or to break up the monotony of the design in your dining space or kitchen. These chairs also have a vintage look and feel to them because of their metal design. It’s the perfect way to spice up the rustic or cottage style you’re going for in your home. If you’re interested in the Harden Café Chair, you can shop it on our online store here!