Happy Monday sweet things. Another day, another dolla. Did you have a fun weekend? I hope so! We went to a former client-turned-friend's home on Friday for a wine and pizza night, and Saturday I celebrated a friend's 27th birthday by going to a Houston Astros game. Bailey also hosted a re-opening party for the new location of Biscuit Home Saturday, so I had to stop by and see the pretty new 9,000 square foot space. If you are in Houston, be sure to check out the new location off Westheimer near Montrose- it's where BJ Oldie's Antiques used to be, and it's phenom. Today I wanted to talk about my current fixation on Louis XVI chairs. To give you a brief historical background, the Louis XVI chair became popular during the reign of (you guessed it) French King Louis XVI and the Neo-Classical Period, around 1760-1790:
The period saw a revival of classical Greek and Roman motifs and design principles, mainly because Pompeii had just been discovered. The legs of the chair are always fluted and straight, and more refined/restrained than the previous Louis XV chair. To me, it has a more modern feel and can transition well in both traditional and contemporary interiors. I love how they look as dining chairs:
I love seeing a Louis XVI style chair upholstered in leather. It's so chic and unexpected, especially with a nailhead trim:
A caned-back gives the typical chair motif a fun flair:
And how fun is this contrasting upholstery? A contemporary chevron print on the back paired with a traditional blue and white is unexpected and freshens up this space:
This last picture is a perfect example of Neoclassical chairs working well with a more modern interior. The angular brass + glass dining table is perfectly paired with black Louis XVI dining chairs. I love!
What are your thoughts?