What kind of side table and lamp can I put next to this HUGE chair?

sganderMay 20, 2013
I recovered this teak chair recently and it still looks HUGE! I cannot move it anywhere else in my flat as there really isn't any room for it anywhere else. No one sits on it, as it is so deep and isolated, so I really need to integrate it into the rest of the living room with a lamp, side table or anything else that will help!
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ASVInteriors
Given where you have placed it, I cannot see how adding more objects to the area will make it any less heavy. I think you could leave it in situ and, to make it less deep, you can add a 60x60cm cushion behind it. This will bring the seating area forward. I would go for a print cushion like the fabric you just covered it in - and that reflects your cushions on your sofa. The smaller cushion can then come forward. People will place it as necessary to make themselves comfortable
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 1:26AM
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feeny
I think the chair has fabulous lines, and I agree with ASV that adding lamps or side tables around it will not address the problem of no one sitting in it. If it were my house and my chair I'd look for a footstool to go with it. When you put your feet up the awkward depth of a chair isn't an issue, and who doesn't like sitting in a nice deep chair with your feet up?
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 4:18AM
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Margo
Is this chair of some sentimental value? Or because you recovered it that you feel compelled to keep it? If nobody sits in it , what is the purpose? The chair does not look right so close to the tv. I would take out the chair and scoot the pet bed over in it's location to give your 4 legged friend a better view and some sunlight:)
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leelee
I know you just recovered it but the light colored bottom cushion seems to make it stand out. Maybe have the seat recovered in a charcoal and add a lumbar pillow in a red, coral or dark teal. The chair is certainly a keeper...a pedistal table to place a drink or a book on would make the chair more user friendly. If the depth is the main reason no one sits there add a slightly larger pillow behind the lumbar so it isn't so deep.

Invite some tall people over.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:03AM
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carolins
You've done a lovely job, nice choice of fabrics.
I think pulling it forward, into the light, so that it's more part of the seating arrangement will make it more part of the 'family'.

I'd go for an oriental style side table and a floor lamp I think. I'll see if I can find you some examples.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:08AM
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Genevieve
About this one ! It has the curves to compliment the chair
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    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:12AM
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carolins
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    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:24AM
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sgander
THanks for all your comments. The chair has great sentimental value so I really can't ditch it.
Leelee, I like your idea of covering the base with a darker fabric but I was worried it would make the whole thing seem too dark with the brown bookcase behind it.
Feeny, a footstool will certainly make a difference. I'm going to try that as well as a brighter lumbar cushion.
Carolins, the stools and lamps you've sourced are gorgeous but I'm worried they might look too small and short.
Does anyone think a big plant might make it look more "friendly"?
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:48PM
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sstarr93
Add two or three 20" black and white geometric-patterned cushions (an assortment, not all the same), for both style and comfort in this chair.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:52PM
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sgander
But won't that kill the fabric at the back?
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:55PM
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judianna20
The seat cushion and the fabric on your sofa/ottoman are similar. Why can you not pull the chair up into that space?
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    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:55PM
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sgander
We tried pulling it closer, but because there is a huge sweep of balcony doors there, it makes it hard to access them. We'd have to go around the big chair (not practical). It also kills the dimensions of the room -- which isn't that big to start with.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:56PM
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judianna20
Can you put it out on the balcony with one of carolins' tables? And a great indoor/outdoor rug?
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    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:59PM
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sgander
Lovely photo! With the thunderstorms and typhoons we get, no way can it go on the balcony! It is also too big to fit out there.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:02PM
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sgander
The original thinking was that it would be perfect in front of the bookcase as a place to read, relax, have a drink, etc. But I can't seem to find a side table or lamp that doesn't get dwarfed by it.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:05PM
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sstarr93
I don't think it will kill the fabric at all
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:07PM
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Ann
No suggestions but I like the chair - great job!
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:09PM
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Genevieve
Because of the spot it was in I would think a small table would make sense and would come across as fitting in the space vs. being dwarfed (does that make any sense lol.) I immediately thought of a garden stool and loved the ones someone else posted. Having a table to set your drink and a small footstool could go along way in the comfort area and you hopefully will start seeing it be used more. I love the chair btw.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 8:36PM
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sjkingston
What about moving one of the pillows round circles from the couch over on it as the extra lumbar pillow? My 6'5" husband would claim it as his own.
    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 12:14AM
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Chiteo Chah
A broad one leg table and a whitish lamp to compliment the chair
    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 1:44AM
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