If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I had an exciting delivery a few weeks ago. The kind of delivery that makes me all jittery and giggly and borderline unsafe to be operating the scissors needed to open the boxes containing said delivery items.
There were two of them. They were grey, and tufted, and oversized, and had brass nailheads. And today I am finally revealing what these mystery items are.
The mystery was unintentional – it just has been taking me ages to get photos taken amid all of the new-house-unpacking I’m still buried in. And, let’s be honest…not a lot of my house is photo-worthy yet :)
But without further delay, allow me to introduce you to our new family room chairs.
It’s hard to gauge the scale in photos, but these are big chairs.
Tufted furniture tends to have a more formal look, and a tufted wingback chair even more so, but the scale of these pieces, the casual grey canvas fabric, and the contemporary interpretation of a traditional wingback chair give these a much more casual look, which is definitely better for a family room where this family really lives.
This is not a show room – it’s used every day by my little family for TV watching, games, playing with toys, dance parties, laundry folding, etc.
If the blue walls seem a little odd and distracting, that’s because they are. We haven’t painted them yet but I’m planning to choose paint colors for this room and the kitchen in the next few weeks. I’m imagining a pale, warm grey on the walls, but greys can play with light in tricky ways so I’ll be painting lots of swatches on the walls before making a decision.
I really adore these chairs and my only knock on them is they’re really firm, as tufted pieces tend to be. The seats are so deep, though, that I’m planning to add a wide, soft pillow across the back of each chair (the ones there are just placeholders), which I think will be a nice pop of pattern and color and also add a soft layer to the chairs.
I bought these from Joss and Main, and can’t find them elsewhere online. If you know another source, let me know, I’d love to share it!
And on a completely unrelated note, I’m apparently on the list for Apartment Therapy’s Homies award this year and would so appreciate you taking a moment to jump over and cast a vote! I love writing this blog and knowing I have your support means so much to me. Thanks for being the greatest group of readers a gal could ask for! Click HERE to vote.
And one last thing – the WINNER of the Lulu and Georgia giveaway is ANNA KERNS! Congratulations! I’ll be sending you an e-mail.
Cassie Bustamante says
oh those are so gorgeous! and did you know my alter ego just happens to be…. anna kerns!
Oh, super, so glad you’re the winner! ;) And thank you!
Julia @cuckoo4design says
I adore them too! So so pretty! I’ve got a thing for tufting ;)
Me too, like a moth to a flame :)
I VOTED FOR YOU!! Loving these chairs & can’t wait to see what wall color you choose!
I’m feeling so drawn to neutral walls this time around. Definitely went the color route in the last house!
Oh Anna you lucky duck!! And I must be going crazy bc I was going to comment on how much I liked the wall color. Just go ahead and ignore all of that! The chairs are awesome Jen and you already know I voted for you days ago my dear:)
That is too funny. It is a nice blue on the walls but in person it feels like it dominates everything else I have in the room. So I’ll be toning it down a bit :)
sarah m dorsey says
gorgeous chairs – love the scale!!
They’re cool in person, definitely bigger than your average. My five year old gasped when she saw them and said, “Oh I LOVE these giant chairs!”
Pam @ Simple Details says
Love that more modern style with the tufting, they look perfect in there. I was liking the blue walls, too! :)
Funny! Just feels like too much blue to me. But I’ve sort of gotten used to it already :)
LOVE those! I’m in the market for a nice set of chairs for our living room to go with our new sofa!
They’re perfect for us…though I have noticed a lot of little food bits in the seat tufting already :)
Those chairs are awesome! With gray walls….WOW!
I hope so – a little worried it will all look too grey, but I’m excited to get painting!
Dawn Reeves says
Very pretty chairs. love the details! We LOVED oversized chairs in this family. Two people are usually found on each! :)
Yes! – my two girls are constantly snuggling together on one of them :)
Lo (a Lo and Behold Life) says
you have my vote girl :) those chairs look so cozy and comfy.
Thanks, Lo :) You’re the best!
Jennifer Susil Griffin says
Those are really pretty, Jennifer, and I love the wider size. Perfect for pulling your legs up and getting comfy!
Totally! They definitely need a cushy back pillow, though. I’m having a little trouble narrowing down fabrics, but I do love this part :)
Wow! Those are absolutely stunning!
Thanks! I love them, and so does my tall husband – finally some furniture that fits him :)
Those are fab girl!! I love a good oversized chair, the scale is just divine!! I’m loving seeing sneak peaks of your new house. I love decorating a new house but do not envy you with the unpacking. ;-)
Ugh – the unpacking is so not fun when all I want to do is paint and wallpaper and decorate!
They are STUNNING and I am incredibly jealous as I want them for myself!
Just noticed they are for sale again right now on Joss and Main :) …
Bethany DeVore says
Love those! I’m a sucker for anything with tufting and nail heads :)
Tell me about it – me too!
Jen B says
Awesome chairs! I adore tufted furniture, and they look so comfy. Excellent find!
Me too, I love the look!
Danielle Driscoll says
LOVE these chairs. They look fabulous in your room. Congratulations on the Homies! x
I LOVE your rug! Do you mind if I ask where it is from?
It was from Pottery Barn about 6 years ago – they don’t carry it anymore but I think have some similar ones. It’s a looped wool rug.
Danielle Welsh says
Love this room! Do you know what color the blue is? It’s gorgeous, maybe not for the whole room as you stated above, but definitely to be used as an accent!