Friday, April 24, 2009


There was a lot of reaction to the wingback chairs in the photo from Wednesday's post. It seems as though everyone, or most everyone, was excited to see these chairs used as oversized dining chairs in the large kitchen/family area of the Atlanta home.

It made me search back through my catalog of images to find a few more wingback pictures that jumped out at me, and proved that you can use just about anything anywhere if you're willing to Color Outside the Lines. (Above) You see the beautiful teal upholstery on the gorgeous wingbacks of the 2009 Country Living Design House. I love that they paired the gorgeous, sumptuous teal velvet with mustard dupioni. Le yum!
Here, in another kitchen, they used wingbacks as the head chairs for this gorgeous but super long table. I love this set up, but it doesn't look useful, nor would I advocate using a fabric (like this one) in a kitchen. Unless of course you don't cook, or you don't clean - and then by all means, go ahead! This set up, though purely for ideas, is a great way to look at how you might set up a dining room table though, in a room where onions won't permeate your fabric.

And finally, as office chairs. This is an absolutely marvelous way to use a wingback. They're cozy, but straight backed enough to serve beautifully as office chairs, and the set up here is just lovely. If you've got your eye on a wingback, or have a wingback in your house you've used creatively - let me know - I'd love to post it here.
The hubs and I celebrate our 3-year anniversary this weekend, so look forward to a few posts on what we did next week - until then, happy Weekend all!


  1. Great post and ideas. I bought a 1930s wingback chair at a country auction last summer. I am getting ready to have it reupholstered with an extra-thick heavy-duty light sage and cream vintage table cloth from a banquet hall picked up at a flea market!!

    Happy Anniversary! The third one is celebrated with leather... :-)

    G in CT

  2. We have a couple of wingbacks in the hearth room. They are looking a little worse for wear, but they are so comfy cozy. We both like them. Best chairs in the house!!

    Wonderful inspiration photos, Artie!

    Happy anniversary and happy weekend!

  3. Beautiful photos!! I'm drooling over the blue kitchen in your previous post!!!

    Happy Anniversary!!


  4. Happy happy anniversary to the both of you!!
    Your inspiration photos are just heavenly. I want 2 wing backs so bad I can just taste it but Social Security said NIX ON THE CHAIRS...Bummer! Wish I could upholster or afford it..I see lots of wingbacks in thrift shops...
    Have a fabulous weekend...

  5. Great glad that I came by tonight.

    I enjoyed reading your blog.
    This is a whole new world to me.
    Remember to stop by and sign up for my April giveaway.
    I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  6. I love wing backs and have way too many -- there is just something about them! Love them as dining chairs although mine are the comfy chairs in the living room (and the bedroom)


  7. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Scott
    my friend and wishing you many more.

    Though I only have two, I love Wingback chairs. One in particular I will never part with, as my Daughter use to sit and curl up in it when studying for University exams. She claimed it had mystic powers, though never explained them...smiles.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs, hugs -Brenda-

    P.S: How is the patio project coming along?

  8. I always thought wingback chairs were oh so handsome in a grouping! Love the images today..

    Happy Anniversary! :)

  9. Wow, these are fabulous photos! I love wingback chairs, and I really wish that I owned one.

    Happy Anniversary, I hope you two have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

  10. I love these chairs, Artie. The color is wonderful and the mustard just pops against them...Christine

  11. Le yum is correct any way you look at these photos. Thanks for your awesome blog.

  12. Ooh, that white chair at the end of the table is such a stupid idea. The table is so narrow, the chair so wide, that you couldn't even pull it all the way to the table or under if you needed to!

    Justine :o )

  13. I have a blue wingback that I paid $20 for at a garage sale. Yes, I love those chairs and I love the great pics you shared with us. Cindy

  14. I saw this post on the fly the other day...I've come back to look closely, as I love wingbacks. There's just something about them. Makes me want to tuck up and get comfortable. -susan

  15. We have three generations of wingbacks.My husband's grandparents' chairs are big and generous. His parents' chairs were anniversary presents (and a happy one to you, too) given in 1945. They are curvy wings, hard to explain, but very comfortable. And this year we added our own pair (my husband is tall and I am not, difficult in pairing for chairs). We, after a two-year search chose Hancock & Moore's editor chairs. A modernish interpretation of the old wings. The chairs have become stand-ins for the people we have loved and who are now gone. It's like they all talk to each other. Yes, I'm crazy for wing chairs.