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Trend Alert: The Return of the Captain's Chair?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 28, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified May 27, 2015

Based on the Windsor chair, which originated in England in the early 1700s, the captain's chair, a low-back version of the Windsor, started appearing in New York and New England in the 1950s. Lately we've been spotting it in stylish interiors; here's a roundup of spaces we're admiring, captain's chairs included. Above: Antique captain's chairs in a house by architect Sam Tisdall; see more at Garden Visit: The Little House at No. 24a Dorset Road . Above: Megan Wilson of Ancient Industries inherited her suite of captain's chairs from her antiques-collecting mother. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home . Above: Captain's chairs painted white in a project by Napa Valley-based Erin Martin Design . Above L: Canadian designer Cameron MacNeil dip-dyed a captain's chair for an entryway via House & Home . Above R: A workspace in the Netherlands via Welke . Above: Captain's chairs get a new lease on life with a coat of red paint in the Ontario house of  James Prunean , via Design Sponge . Above: A workspace in a garden outbuilding via UK Homes & Gardens .  For contemporary takes on the classic Windsor, bright colors included, see 10 Easy Pieces .   More Stories from Remodelista Net Gains: 5 Fishing Baskets as Sculptural Lights Steal This Look: The Affordable Summer Clubhouse Table of Contents: On the Waterfront






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