Friday, January 17, 2014



I was recently contacted by One Kings Lane and asked to help introduce their 
"Home Decor Resource Guide"

I was asked to choose a "Statement Chair" in my home to share.
Just what is a "Statement Chair"?
Do you have one, do you even want one?
After consulting One Kings Lane's Home Decor Resource Guide,  I discovered I had several "Statement Chairs". I absolutely loved the guide, it was chock full of helpful information and included  furniture of all styles from pre-1600 to present. I had so much fun researching the history of several styles, I had to make myself stop.
In my humble opinion, a statement chair is first, one that you love, second, it immediately catches the eye when one enters the room. It is usually unique in design or color as to make it stand out.  It can be any style or period. When I consulted the guide I discovered, I wasn't too far off.
I have never posted anything in this guest room. Not sure why, as I do love the room. This slipper chair was purchased by my daughter along with one very similar but just a bit larger. I am thinking this is the "Lady' chair and hers is the "Gent" chair. Our fellows have to put on their shoes as well. Kim was kind enough to share with me as she always does.
The room, as the chair, has a French feel to it. The paper rose wreath above the chair and the armoire are from France.
 This chair is the perfect spot for my guest to sit, slip off her shoes and catch up on places to go and things to see in Savannah.
Everyone who steps into this room absolutely loves this chair.
I believe every room needs a bit whimsy and that includes the 
"Statement Chair".
I know some of you have seen this chair and its story here
If you grew up in the 50s and 60s you remember this forerunner of today's recliner. When I screamed with glee at finding this in a second hand store, it was covered in the appropriate turquoise Naugahyde. 
This lounge provides a quiet place to rest in the master bedroom. I kept the turquoise Naugahyde, with hubby's disapproval for a while. Yes, it still works after all these years.  

This is one of those fun chairs! When most people see it for the first time they say,"My dad or my grandpa had one of those". They always want to give it a try or ride it as my grandsons used to say. I guess you can call this one a "Statement Chair".

One King's Lane says, "Just remember that every room in your home doesn't have to have the same aesthetic. As long as there's a general flow and you're comfortable, carry on! ".
Be sure to check out their Home Decor Resource Center, the information is timely, helpful and you won't be able to tear yourself away. 

(I wasn't compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are my own. ) 

Seasonal Sunday 

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Alycia Nichols said...

Sadly enough, the statement chair in our house is the one that woefully pleads, "Drop me off at a frat house where I belong!!!" :-)

Mmmmmm....I guess the statement chairs in our home would be those in our library. They are big, brown leather chairs that say, "You know you want to sit on me, girl. Get on over here with your fine self." Or something like get the picture! (How sad! The only saucy talk I get around here is imaginary chat from chairs!!!)

Neat post, Ginger! I love the story or your pre-recliner!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
You never cease to surprise us! This is a lovely post and the way you styled that statement chair with those shoes and purse + Savannah magazines is priceless! You got enough styling for filling a magazine with interesting reading.
Happy weekend and hugs to you!

Sarah said...

I like them both! We've lots of different chairs in our home. Guess the statement ones would be my MacKenzie-Childs flower basket chairs, our metal work chairs from Marrakech, and our antique Thonet pieces.

~~louise~~ said...

I LOVE your "statement" chairs, Ginger. So much so that I couldn't even pick one if I tried. Your styling is amazing! I am such a klutz at such things, lol...

I actually have two "statement" chairs. A chaise with it's original upholstery which for the life of me I can't think of what the pattern is called at the moment. And, a bent wood chair which is quite a conversation starter. One day I must share:)

I just love this post, Ginger and I adore your spirit! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm off to nighty night and I will probably be dreaming of my next "statement" chair, lol...

Nee said...

Hi Ginger , I love your statement chairs and your review was so nicely done . The recliner lounge chair is so pretty , I like the one also with the shoes and books , now it really makes a statement , 'Well Done.'Thanks for sharing:)

Cheryl said...

What a lovely blog! I SO enjoyed looking at the pictures of your beautiful home! So happy I found you today. I am your newest follower. God bless you and yours throughout the new year!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Really like your statement chairs.
They look so well in your lovely home. Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great weekend.....

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Statement chairs? That is a new one on me, Ginger, but I like yours!



Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that chair!!…It looks so wonderfully comfortable and ergonomic!…and love the fabric!..I can see why it is your statement chair!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your statement chairs, Ginger.
The slipper chair is just gorgeous, the color is just yummy and the recliner is a bit of fun and whimsy.

xinex said...

I love both of your chairs but especially the lounger. I have a thing for chair and I can say that I have a lot I can call statement chairs in our home. One Kings Lane also contacted me to post something about their global stuff but I have not done anything. Shame on me!...Christine

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well your chairs certainly make a statement Ginger - they say
" this lady has beautiful taste "
Love them all :)

Joyful said...

I like both of your statement chairs. I'm afraid I don't have one. I've thought about having one but then it wouldn't go with the rest of my "decor" ;-)

Martha said...

I love your statement chairs and I'v never heard that term before. Especially the last one -- THAT is a treasure!

bj said...

I adore both chairs...very pretty.
I am just about to publish a post on MY new statement chair (altho, I didn't know that's what it was 'til YOU told me...:)
Wonderful post here.
xo bj

bj said...

I adore both chairs...very pretty.
I am just about to publish a post on MY new statement chair (altho, I didn't know that's what it was 'til YOU told me...:)
Wonderful post here.
xo bj

SmilingSally said...

Hi Ginger,

Like you, I have a favorite chair. Mine is not a pretty blue color, but brown leather.

I do love your blue teal color.

Thanks for sharing.
Have a Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

I am sure one of my old chairs could make a statement, but nothing compared to your beauties.

Neesie said...

Now that looks like the perfect chair to sit, relax and read a book.
I'd love one and will now be on the search for something similar.
Wish me luck ;D
Happy Blue Monday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love them both and I adore the purse and shoes too. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Creations By Cindy said...

LOVE your chairs! I love how you worded it...Love Affair! That is what I am going to tell my husband when he says, "Why do you keep bringing those DISHES here? I am going to tell him I am having a love affair! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...

I knew I had seen that chair someplace before. Soon as you said turquoise Naugahyde I knew where I had seen it. At my aunt & uncles in St Louis. Theirs was a lime green Naugahyde and it still sets in their house because my male cousin lives in his parents home and it's a step back in time . said...

Oh I LOVE the way you styled your photo with the kicked off heels! How awesome to be posting for One Kings Lane! Growing up my mother had a thing for chaise lounges, and always always had them in at least one bedroom. I have a statement chair in my kitchen [I know, weird, right?] that I keep dolled up with a seasonal needlepoint pillow.

Debbiedoos said...

I love what you said, yes we do need to have a love affair with chairs. You have some purty ones Ginger. XO

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, those are some great chairs...I am so liking the blue one, I am thinking about adding some blue to my home.


Nancy's Notes said...

Now, those are statement chairs! The one with the heels in front of in, oh so charming! Great post!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my goodness! I remember "riding" one of those chairs!!! I can't remember who had it, but I think it was harvest gold. *wink* Our statement chair hails from my DH's grandparents. It's one of the original wooden recliners with an adjustable brass bar. We keep meaning to look it up on the internet to learn the history.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Where have I been that I missed this great post till now?!

I LOVE One Kings Lane resource guide too! I found it when they asked me about a statement chair as well (post to come!). Anyway, I love YOUR statement chairs, Ginger--both of them, the way...also love those high-heeld shoes!! They, too, make quite a statement! Always fun at Savannah Granny's blog! :)

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on my winter china cabinet! :) Hugs to you, ~Zuni

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! What beautiful chairs! I love them both and would love to 'ride' that chair too! :) Now I'm loving those beautiful heels you've thrown on the floor! :) I always love it when you pop in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger:)
I just read your comment on my blog. I hope all is well with you and yours. I'll be "seeing" you on Friday. Keeping you in my prayers...Stay well:)

Jacqueline said...

Yes these are definitely statement chairs! Love them both.


Oh my goodness, how I almost missed this great post hon...
I love your post and photographs of chairs, paring them with the shoes and purse and yes, somehow they do go together...aaand Savannah magazines, wow! Love this post, as I do love chairs too.

nannykim said...

I don't think I have seen a chair like that old time "recliner"! Really cool. I forgot about Naugahyde!! We used to have an old Naugahyde red rocker up in our VT cottage as a kid.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Ginger, these are both great statement chairs, and I would love to have either of these in our home. I can't believe the recliner still works, and it looks beautiful in that fabric. I love the way you made the French chair look so at home with the purse, magazine, and spike heels! laurie

Jackie Weger said...

Ginger! I had to come over and visit your blog after I found a link to your site on DogsMom. Oh, I love it here. I may move in. I love Savannah, too. So happy I found this blog. What fun!
Jackie Weger

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