When you want to make a statement, go bold. This bright orange chair fits perfectly with the stark white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and angled architecture of this ultra-modern corner pocket. And if this chair makes a statement in this room, think of what a bright piece could do for your living quarters.
This “Marais” chair from Design Within Reach works beautifully as the seat for this vintage Wurlitzer organ, but isn’t limited to artistic setups. An incredibly versatile chair, this would look great sitting behind a desk, in a mudroom, at a card table or even by itself against a wall.
While these Barcelona chairs are displayed in pairs in this photograph, they would easily become a focal point if only one was featured on its own. Their dramatic design has no arms, yet they still retain that all-important “sink-in” ability that most guys cherish. It’s a win for the design conscious, and a win for the average dude.
Wing chairs are classic club chairs that will forever be linked to masculinity. What got my attention here is the bright pattern set against the dark gray-on-gray wall. But due to their high backs and classic curves, wing chairs make a statement in any room in the house.
The first thing I bought for my loft was this pair of reproduction Wassily chairs. I wanted an interesting chair that would reflect the industrial nature of the warehouse space, but would add an aesthetic layer that was also charismatic. While you tend to see Wassily’s in overly modern environments, I found they worked quite nicely offsetting the warm pine floors and chiseled brick walls.
Don’t be afraid dudes, chaise lounges are awesome: First, they’re quite large and instantly make a bold visual statement. Second, they’re comfy like a recliner but yet are significantly more stylish. And third, they’re a unique piece that women will like. (Hey, it helps.)
Chairs (even elegant chairs) aren’t always made to sit in front of a television, at the dinner table or in the middle of a living room. I love how this chair acts almost as a wall decoration with the signed print hanging above. The fact that it’s metallic adds a touch of sexiness as well.
Now this, men, is a proper recliner and ottoman. One of the most prominent designs of the 20th century, the Eames lounge chair was developed to be a comfortable but handsome addition to a living set. Charles Eames said his goal for the chair was the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” ‘Nuff said.