“Crowning Moments” of South Carolina Interior Design – Blog 2 of 3
After writing my last blog regarding the modern-day recliner, or the “King’s Chair” (you will want to read that blog first), I just felt it only equitable to write a blog featuring the “Queen’s Chair”, as well. After all, every queen loves some dramatic furnishings in her home to reflect her true inner royalty! When I began to reflect upon other qualities that might also personify a modern-day “Queen’s Chair”, I envisioned images of elegance, luxury, and power. Additionally, a true “Queen’s Chair” would need to embody a seductive uniqueness surpassing all others of its kind. Without hesitation, I immediately recalled the one company whose dramatic furnishings, by my definition, had first captured every detail of what “royal elegance” means to me. Although the company has since been renamed Christopher Guy Interiors , after its designer and creator, Christopher Guy Harrison, I first discovered this delectable line of furnishings several years ago under its original name, Harrison & Gil. The first chairs that I ever purchased from the company were directly off their showroom floor at market! I knew the moment I laid eyes on them that they were THE chairs I needed to complete the dining room of one of my more “queenly” clients. (See pictures below)
Both of these pictures (above) are of a very similar style chair to the four side chairs I used, although the exact model is no longer available on the website. I ask you…. How queenly are the prissy, “crossed” legs of these exquisite creatures?!?!
And drum roll, pleasssseeee….. All bow to the QUEEN of dramatic chairs (see picture above)! Look at the scale and detailing showcased here. Absolutely breathtaking!
I would like to clarify for my readers who may be thinking, “That would NEVER work in my house!” that this style of chair is much more versatile than you might imagine. Although you will notice on the Christopher Guy Interiors website that these chairs are exclusively shown in contemporary-chic types of spaces, these chairs also blend beautifully (and easily!) with traditional and eclectic styling, as well.
WOW! As I started searching, look what I found! To the left is a photo of a completed dining room featured on the November 2009 cover of Metropolitan Home. Guess which “queenly” chairs are pictured in this design?! Yep! My very own favorite…… Christopher Guy Interiors !
And ladies, here is the next question that you may be asking yourself… “How do I EVER convince my husband to allow those VERY queenly chairs into our house?”. I will give you the same successful advice I offered my client, the buyer of these chairs… “Think like a KING!”
And here is the moral of my story. Within a few weeks, “Her Highness” was gleefully admiring her dazzling dining room, as her “King” enjoyed the comforts of his brand new recliner. WINK! Another point for the Queen!
P.S. As I was completing this blog and looking for additional side notes to add, I was thrilled to find that another of my favorite blog sites, Material Girls , also mentioned Christopher Guy in their January 5th blog post, in reference to “Bordello Chic” styling. So, be sure to check out their site to learn more.
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