Even though it’s still hot here, my mind is already moving into fall. I want to be surrounded by cozy textiles, dark colors, plaid, and crisp weather. It puts me in the mood for s’mores and spaces with a masculine feel.
As I get older I am drawn to more simplistic and structured items, in both my wardrobe and interiors. I still like my graphic prints and bright colors but balanced into a more streamlined, weathered, and worn look. It’s good if your style evolves and changes with you. It keeps things interesting.
Below is a collection of chairs that I’ve been coveting. They are a mix of weathered and sleek, sophisticated and rugged. Everything you would need to add that masculine touch to your space.
METAL BASE These metal frame chairs are at the top of my list. I’ve been seeing them everywhere, and I need a pair for myself. The exposed square bases and cushions of these contemporary chairs make them feel bold and imposing, but not in a overstuffed giant man recliner way. They grab your attention with their cool simplicity.
PATTERN PLAY These chairs are good choice for anyone looking for a little pattern without using florals. They feel global and well traveled. The buffalo check fabric actually mixes well with other bold patterns. I saw a sofa cover in it with a neon floral pillow and it was unexpected and awesome.
LEATHER It’s not often that I see nice leather furniture in a normal person’s home. It’s usually the cheap stuff, and it’s probably why people are less inclined to invest in leather furniture. I have yet to specify it for a client, but I own a tufted leather chair and I love it. It’s soft and so easy to clean. Any of the styles above would be a great purchase for anyone inclined to add a little leather to their home.
BARSTOOLS No manly chair roundup would be complete without a selection of barstools. The seat on the first one reminds me a worn baseball glove, and I am itching to use the second one in a project I’m currently working on. These barstools would add warmth to any kitchen or eating area.
If you want an interesting contemporary space that will age well, it’s important to mix your styles, textures, and finishes. Try one of the chairs above, and it will go a long way in keeping your room from becoming monotone and boring.