4 ways to style this unique modern chair
4 interior designers take on our 2018 Blank Slate Challenge: a contemporary version of the midcentury modern “egg chair.”
Chair, $999, courtesy of Ms. Mod at the Market at Walnut Creek.
1. Use the chair to anchor mixed textures and colors.
“Great design is all about the mix — of styles, textures, price points and eras. The egg chair and midcentury floor lamp pair perfectly with the chinoiserie elements and textural pieces shown here. This space is an illustration of my favorite design formula, which is to decorate using things you love. Doing so will always yield the most interesting and successful results.”
— Emily Davis, owner, Emily Davis Interiors
2. Add a complimentary color, and play against boho details.
“I chose to make this a reading niche. A trio of watercolors by French artist Jean Leccia offers a one-of-a-kind focal point. Zebra-wood side tables add color, artistic value and surfaces for accessories, or a place for a tablet or book. Texture, in the form of a Mongolian lamb cube ottoman softens the space. The tribal-pattern rug adds a quiet background and unifies the components of the room.”
— Hari Lu Ames, owner, Embellishments Interiors
3. Combine difference eras of style, and use geometry and color to unify.
“There is no rule that all furnishings in your home must come from the same era. Mixing modern and vintage is for those who want their rooms full of life, culture and interesting items. Here, the modern chair is mixed with objects spanning two centuries and several countries. To me, they all live happily together.”
4. Lean into the midcentury vibe — with some modern updates.
“This space highlights the chair’s bold shape with a striking piece of modern art. In contrast to the deep blues, we used the warm earth tones, the natural aesthetic and organic textures so popular in the ’50s and still relevant today. My favorite thing about the egg chair is the timeless silhouette it creates without taking up square footage. Great design is iconic and will linger through decades.”
— Michelle Jones, owner, Michelle Jones Interiors