My Favorite Vintage Statement Chair with a Modern Twist

vintage chair with modern twist
blue french chair

As most of my readers know, I love to travel and on many of my travels I fit in a flea market or a trip to a local antique store.  Though I have a lot of antique and vintage items in my home, to be honest, the homes that I love to see in magazines and on other blogs aren't just full of antique furniture.  The designs I admire are a mixture of vintage and modern style.

My favorite chair that I own is this French style vintage chair I found in Metz, France.  It's reupholstered with a deep blue fabric and I love the contrast of color with the wood.  In true modvintage style, I love making over the look of this chair with modern elements.  Something as simple as a throw or pillow can bring a piece like this into the 21st century.

The design of the pillow case doesn't have to match perfectly.  The idea is to merge two different styles and the key is to keep everything else relatively simple.

Furniture and chairs have changed and evolved over time, but it remains that furniture is an essential part of our homes.  It's interesting to see just what styles where popular in the past and what styles are popular now.  I love taking a peek into history through furniture and chairs are probably my favorite piece of furniture.

One King's Lane has an awesome guide on the evolution of the chair.  Check out their Complete Guide to Modern Chairs if you want to learn more about different styles.  It's a fabulous resource for those wanting to see the evolution of the modern chair.

Do you have a favorite chair in your home?

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  1. It is beautiful - I love the colour of the fabric. That sewing machine is super cool too!

  2. What an awesome composition~
    Love the old sewing machine, too!

  3. This is such an interesting post! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  4. That looks amazing and the pillow fabric adds the perfect punch!

  5. Isn't La Boqueria just such a feast of the senses?

    1. We tried almost everything on the first day.

  6. I love this composition and so wish I owned this chair.

  7. Beautiful looks so comfortable..

  8. Thanks for linking up this post to my link party, I featured it! I hope you'll link up again. And please say hello to Germany for me :)


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