You know we love a good vintage chair!

We’ve shared our love of vintage chairs before on our blog and we always enjoy integrating them into our interiors.  For the 2009 Southern Living Tarpon Run Idea House, we found a great vintage chair in a South Alabama antique store and decided it would be the perfect piece to bring some spice to the main living space.


We had the stained wood frame of the chair painted a persimmon color, found elsewhere in the house, and then sanded slightly to age the finish.  A fun tropical print fabric from Calico Corners to covers the chair–we kept the original tufted detailing intact along the back cushion to maintain the piece’s vintage style.  We added an embroidered pillow for an accent and paired the chair with a ceramic garden stool from our shop to serve as a place to prop a drink or magazine.

Adding a vintage piece is a great way to bring history and character to a room full of newer pieces and we love the way this chair completes the Idea House Family Room.

6 thoughts on “You know we love a good vintage chair!

  1. Love the combination of the traditional chair frame and the contemporary fabric! FYI, the fabric is ROWLILY in color Palm Beach. There are two other great colors–Caribe and Jungle–on the Calico Corners website. Here’s a link to copy and paste for those who are interested:


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