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:
I have always loved this Ikat slipper chair and thought the cream and navy would go so well with our new darker digs. I snagged it when it was for sale on Joss&Main, but the big box on my doorstep actually came from Wayfair (their parent company apparently), which seems to be the middle of the road as far as price for this kind of chair goes--but I did find two other comparables.
This one, the one that we got, is from Wayfair and runs about $258 and comes with a matching lumbar pillow:
This one from Target (currently on sale for $119) doesn't come with the matching pillow and its dimensions are smaller:
Lastly, there is this one from Urban Outfitters that retails for $369, is about the same dimensions as our Wayfair one but has nicer legs. I admit it. I wish ours had cone legs, instead. Also, this one is out of stock until December (what!):
It kinda makes a perfect "her" chair, don't you think?