Don't hesitate to add a shiny element into a sea of matte surfaces. Polished to a mirror finish, this aluminum rocker, by Philippe Starck for Emeco, is not only a twist on the original Emeco chair, it's an unexpected addition to the dinner table.
Talk about sculptural. The natural elements of this gorgeous and complex adirondack rocker reference the nature-filled vista just outside the window and add a softness to this living room.
I could spend an entire day gently rocking to this panoramic view, with the fan overhead and the breeze coming off the water.
I've always held that furniture in kids' rooms doesn't have to actually be "kids' furniture." Case in point: this graceful metal-frame bed, paired with an Eames molded plastic number.
Set up a rocker in a cozy nook for reading. All you need is a good lamp and a juicy story!
This Austin house is a favorite on my jog through the neighborhood. I was first drawn to the outstanding hardware on the front gate near the street, but a closer (creepier) look into the front yard revealed these black rockers — a perfect complement to all the period details.
There's nothing like a good juxtaposition! This sculptural chair really makes a statement in cool, clean, modern bathroom. It may not be used for sitting too often, but I see it as a piece of art, which serves a very important visual purpose, if not a physical one.
This red rocker is just begging for a sitter. A pair by the window is perfect for late evening chats as the sun goes down and the stars come out — a perfect way to end the day with a loved one.
Balance heavier furniture (the sofa, in this case) with lighter pieces like this lovely Windsor-style rocker.
Bouncy and rocky — what could be better? The first chair of its kind debuted (in iron) in the 1850s and spoke to a new trend that countered heavily decorated furniture with its simple, light form. The bentwood version came later and has been revisited time and time again, with much success.
This Shaker-style rocker works well with most decor, with its simple, well-proportioned design. With few embellishments, save for the ladder back and finials, shaker chairs are noted for their austere beauty. The woven seats, often made from leather or cane, introduce a natural element that complements all styles.