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Maggie Stephens Interiors
I'm a decorator who can't get enough of antique finds, amazing textiles, fresh flowers or coffee! I live in Cupertino, CA but love the rainy days that remind me of my hometown of Seattle.
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I love searching for interesting accent chairs for spaces. Whether single or in a pair, an accent chair is a great way to bring color and interest to a room. An interesting shape or unexpected color adds a unique layer to the room as a whole, especially with a vintage chair that shows a little age or details from a different era.
— Maggie from Maggie Rose Interiors
— Maggie from Maggie Rose Interiors
Louis XVI End Chair, Royal Blue - $389
Such a beautiful shade of blue and bleached wood mixes well with natural wood tones and painted furniture.
Pair of Piretti Armchairs
The shade of green in these is really appealing to me and I'd love these in a room with lavender, goldenrod and a geometric rug.
Java Curved Basswood Bench - $249.91
I'd buy this in a pair and place them with a console or coffee table as additional seating. I love the color.
Pair of Ivory Lacquered Chairs
Some pieces are worth the price. I love the unique shape of the back and arms; plus the color is lovely and goes with just about anything.
Rajasthan Chair of Bone Inlay Detail - $1,150
Bone inlay has to be one of the most beautiful decorative elements ever. The iconic style mixes with anything.
Greenwich Chair - $1,650
Perfect for lounging and talking. I love the casters, diamond tufts and brass nailhead details.
Antique Thonet Dining Chair - $795
Such a charming little chair! The pop of green is a surprise on an antique.
Golden Yellow Armless Chair - $241.99
Some rooms are just begging for a shot of yellow. The neutral shape keeps the color from feeling too bold and lets it fit into any style of room.
Brighton Chair — Ingrid Palampore - $399
You can't go wrong with a sweet little slipper chair in a Chinoiserie style fabric. This brings a pretty feminine touch. Add a dark pillow to counter it a little.
Pair of Petite Bedroom Chairs Detail - $2,400
I'm dying over the bullion fringe trim on these lovely ladies. Despite being "bedroom" chairs I think they could also be in a living room or sitting room.
Emperor Armchair - $695
This could work as captain chairs in a dining room or flanking a console table. The wood is unfinished and so pretty. It would add a natural contrast to a slick and modern table.
Cowhide Wingback Chair - $3,499
Cowhide isn't for everyone, but it can be incredibly versatile and mix with very modern design or more rustic spaces. Don't limit it to the hunting lodge!
Zuo Anime Transparent Orange Dining Chair - $516.91
If you can't afford the original but love the look, you're in luck! I like seeing the ghost style chairs in a color. It's a little more unique.
Faux bamboo Accent Chair - $499.91
Faux bamboo is becoming a classic accent piece. Pair with a table or desk, or just tuck it into a corner. I'd update the fabric to coordinate with the room.
Gabrielle Armchair - $699
Not quite a wingback, not quite a slipper chair, just a beautiful curvy chair. Bedroom material for sure.
Garrick Mesh Side Chair with Leatherette Seat Pad - $132.99
Add a modern touch to any space. It's best paired with something with a bit of weight, like a desk or chunky round side table.
Vintage Lucite Tub Chairs - $2,800
These are awesome! I like the ikat cushions, but I'd maybe have them redone in a fuchsia silk.
Antique Leather Dining Chair - $395
Designer Windsor Smith likes to tuck unique chairs like this one into the corner as extra seating and a conversation piece. The woodwork detail is beautiful and it adds an interesting layer to the room.
Clarke Chair - $2,495
Beautiful leather with Parsons-style arms. I'd pop a couple of these into a modern man cave and maybe add an orange throw over the arm.