You may remember back in this post, when our new jute rug arrived, that we decided our matching armchairs matched more than each other a little too well. Our living room became a sea of beige.
So, we decided to sell them (we actually won a gift card to purchase these chairs 2 years ago, so our investment in them was $0) to fund new chairs that would fit into our new living room design ideas. Instead of buying two matching chairs again, we fell for the idea of mixing and matching chairs for a collected his and her look.
We were unsure if the idea would translate well into our home that isn’t super eclectic, but I found these three very different examples that proved you don’t have to have a hipster style to pull off two different chairs–maybe I was thinking too much about it.
Check out this mid-century modern New York apartment:
This clean-lined traditional living room in Austin (my favorite!):
And this cottage-style traditional living room in San Francisco:
They all work. They are all beautiful. And they all made us more confident that our living room can definitely handle a couple different chairs, no problem. A couple weeks ago, I picked my chair the “her” of our chair combination and it arrived yesterday:
This one from Target (currently on sale for $119) doesn’t come with the matching pillow and its dimensions are smaller:
Next up is taking advantage of Labor day sales and find her–a him. I have already explained to Chris that although it is ultimately his decision, this is our living room not our family room so no reclining lay-z-boys or big bulky anythings are allowed…but it is still his decision. But I might weigh in on color. ;) Can’t wait to see what we can find!