Have y’all noticed the booming trend of the Bobbin Spindle chair?! It has been popping up all over the cover of catalogs, our Instagram feeds and designer blog posts for the last 6 months or so and we are LOVING it! SO what’s the big fuss?! WELL, take a look!
Spindle chairs- also referred to as “turned chairs” or “thrown chairs” represent an Elizabethan or Jacobean style. They were established in the late 16th/early 17th century, and have made a serious comeback! Here are our top 5 Favorite Features of the spindle chair:
1 | STYLE
Even though the chair is slightly larger in scale, it has open arms and legs that prevent the piece from feeling too heavy or “bulky” like some upholstered chairs can be.
2 | DETAIL
The detail of the turned wood frame with the simplicity of the softer box edge upholstered cushions makes the chair a great accent with just about any style.
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The spindle chair can be used in both a casual or formal spaces as well as with traditional or modern based decor.
4 | COMFORT
One of our favorite features of this chair is the upholstered elbow cushion that makes the seating more comfortable. How lovely would 4 of these with a round coffee table in the middle look?! That would make an ideal place to lounge with friends while drinking a well crafted cocktail, or sip your morning coffee! Check out that medallion print on the cushions above!
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5 | VARIETY
The amount of upholstery/wood finish combinations gives this pretty little thing a completely customizable look (think striped cushion with solid piping)!! The chair has a “collected” feel that prevents rooms from looking too “matchy” and with the variety of finishes, you can mix and match to your hearts desire.
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We used the chair in one of our clients spaces recently and wanted to share a few close ups so you could see the detail and appreciate the style as much as we do! We chose a lighter wood finish and a spa blue upholstery with an off-white cording for the cushions.
We typically order the spindle chair from Fairfield Chair for our clients, but there are a variety of retailers that carry great options. Here are a few options from other retailers:
Option 2 (additional ottoman option)
Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!? Fortunately our clients are loving it too! Please contact us at info@newsouthhome if you would like more information on placing an order for a spindle chair from Fairfield Chair (we sell some pretty fantastic pillows to put on those chairs too! )