Friday, December 17, 2010

Guest Post : Lona de Anna

Hello Everyone,

I'm was very flattered and honoured when Sarah asked me to guest post on her blog...and put this question to me.

What is my favourite design of Chair...and why?

This was a not so hard question to answer when I really sat down and thought about being someone who embraces the old and new when it comes to furniture pieces and styles...I found it quite easy to narrow it down to just one particular style when it came to choosing my favourite design of chair.

I would most definitely have to say that my favourite design of chair would have to be the Wingback Chair.

To me this chair represents everything a chair should, style, comfort, detail, and diversity...they provided such a statement in any room...and no matter what style, colour or purpose of the room ...they fit right in..perfectly..and I would go as far as to say...they even "Make" the room.

I love that this particular design of chair has been given so many
different looks over the years considering the fact that it has been a furniture staple for families since they were introduced in the 18th Century, with their original intention being to keep the person sitting in them warm and comfortable by keeping out the drafts with their oversized arms and holding in heat with their tall backs and wing-like sides or to protect the delicate skin of gentrified ladies from the heat of a roaring fireplace."

Believe it or not earlier models were actually non-upholstered but later a modern version was created including overstuffed backs and lower arms that swing outwards for comfort...and now we cant seem to get enough of recreating yet another style or version of a wingback chair.

A few examples

French Style Wingback Chair

Louis Style Wingback Chair

Retro Style Wingback Chair

Modern Style Wingback Chair

Danish Style Wingback Chair

Tufted Traditional Style Wingback Chair

My personal and all time favourite version of a Wingback Chair would have to be the Tufted Leather Style Wingback Club Chair, in a gorgeous soft brown worn leather and finished with brass pressed studs...I don't own one of these gorgeous creatures just yet...and am still on the hunt for the perfect one!

Tufted Leather Style Wingback chair

Thank you so much Sarah for having me over, it was a fun little post to work on which now has me spending far too much time on Ebay searching for my dream Wingback Chair ; )

Warmest Regards, Anna x

Images Dale HD Inspirations, Decor Pad, Logitech Products.


  1. Hi Anna, I think you've found the p.e.r.f.e.c.t chair for me. That retro green is just the thing I need to break up the all leather couches Im going to buy in the new year :)

  2. Thanks so much Sarah for having me was lots of fun to do :) x

  3. Hi...I'm new to your blog. Can't remember who recommended you, but I'm enjoying so far! The wingback is my favorite too. I'll have to do a post about it myself sometime. Love yours!

  4. Sarah thank you for featuring Anna, she is wonderful!! great job Anna!

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    Art by Karena

  5. Great choice Anna! I dream of having a bedroom big enough for a wingback and a tufted ottoman to chill out and read my fav mags in!


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