Sneak Peeks: Worn-In Wing Chair
September 6, 2012
By Jared Ainscough
I love everything about this Hepplewhite-style wing chair by Ralph Lauren Home. I even love the word “Hepplewhite.” The chair,Â available at J.Â Seitz and Co. in New Preston, Connecticut,Â has the look of worn denim, wrapped in aged burlap and strapped to aÂ walnut frame. The elegance of the shape contrasts with the informality ofÂ the upholstery. I like the big white stitching that holds togetherÂ each seam, and the hammered brass trim heads that echo that repetitiveÂ stitch. Wing chairs have a tendency to feel stuffy and uptight, butÂ casual treatment of this one really loosens it up.
Photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren Home
This chair truly represents J. Seitz and Co., where style permeatesÂ everything they sell, even the baby clothes (it’s hard to imagine a store that sells this chairÂ also sells baby clothes, but it does and–amazingly–the babyÂ clothes fit right in). They have a great eye, and a keen ability toÂ pick just the right pieces–from furniture to decor to antiques andÂ clothing. You could pretty much buy everything you needed in this oneÂ shop.
This is just one of the pieces we found for the “New in Showrooms”Â department in our Fall issue of New England Home’s Connecticut. Pick up the issue when it hits stands in October to see what else we found.
Can’t wait to delve into the fall issue? Here’s another sneak peek in the meantime: