My eyes lit up with delight and my heart has been beating just that little bit faster since I saw these delicious Moresque chairs from Anthropologie. They’re the perfect accent chairs to add a splash of colour to a room, and will equally well serve as a statement piece and anchor the whole scheme.
If you’ve been following the story of our living room revamp, you’ll know we’ve been on the lookout for furniture that will suit a small room, and that not a few of our recent posts have been inspired by our search for various items. Having bought our perfect petite sofa, a small armchair is still to be found. It has to be something with a mid-century vibe, but I don’t want the whole room to be too much in that style – it’s not that kind of house, and I want the whole look to be a bit more mixed up rather than full-on mid-century modern.
True, these accent chairs are not technically armchairs (not actually having any arms) but the more I’ve been looking the more I’ve been thinking that this “cocktail chair” style with its simple, streamlined shape might be a great solution for our small room and has the requisite 50’s character.
And I just love the colours and pattern of the upholstery, which was inspired by traditional Turkish rugs and has been applied onto washed cotton velvet. The pattern manages to be traditional and contemporary at the same time, and the flashes of white lift the various colourways and add freshness, as well as giving the look of a wonderfully worn antique carpet.
I’ve completely fallen in love with the pink and orange version (a particularly favourite colour combo), and whilst I’m not convinced it will totally work in our living room, I am SO tempted to buy it anyway and find a space for it somewhere, especially as the price is incredibly reasonable. And the size of these colourful accent chairs is certainly petite, coming in at a very compact 76.2 cm high by 66 cm wide by by 71.1 cm deep. Definitely one of those cases of heart ruling head … what do you think?