Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The house is slowly getting back in order,

and even though they are not in their intended space, and won't be for a while, I am really liking our new chairs from Joss & Main!

These Lovell parsons chairs are slipcovered with button backs.  

They are a little shabby and bit tailored too,  which is just the look I was hoping for.

Now that the chairs are paired with the glass top table,

I decided to do a little Fall candle trio...

The deep wood tones and lines of the Lambard arm chairs,

with cream color fabric finished with nailhead trim,

are the perfect compliment to the parsons chairs.

I was nervous purchasing two different types of chairs, from two different manufacturers.

How could I be sure they would be the right size, and would the fabrics would work well together?

It was a little bit of a risk for me and I'm not usually a risk taker...

I prefer to sit in a chair prior to purchasing it, to be sure it is comfortable and "fits".  Not only fits the space, but also is comfortable for the person sitting in it.

Some TIPS on CHOOSING chairs...

It really can be tricky purchasing chairs online, because in most cases the dimensions given are for the "over all" chair size; Dimensions: 42" H x 27" W x 31" D

This measurement allows you to be sure the chair will fit your "space", but that doesn't mean it will be a comfortable chair for the person you are buying it for.  Make sense?

The chair needs to fit the person...

To be sure the chair will be comfortable to sit in you'll need these dimensions...
  • Seating Area : 21" wide × 21" deep
  • Seat Back: 19" high
  • Seat Height (floor to top of cushion): 19" high
  • Arm Height: 21" high

The seating area dimensions allow you to know if the chair is the right width, plenty of room for your hips. You wouldn't want your hips to be smushed, now would you?

And the seat depth is important to be sure the cushion ends at the back of the knee.  If the seat is too deep you wouldn't be able to bend your knees, so your legs will be sticking straight out in front of you.  Comfy?

The seat back is important because you may want a high back chair so you can rest your head against the back.  Or, you may need a low back chair because you don't want a high back interrupting the flow of the room.

The seat height is real important because if it is too high your legs will be they did back when you were in kindergarten...ha!

And who wants to sit in a chair with real low arms or arms that are too high?

Yep, it can be tricky when ordering chairs online, especially when there is a no return policy

which is the case when purchasing from Joss & Main.  Scary!

I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive when placing my order,

but am happy to say that we are very pleased with our new chairs from Joss & Main!

Here's a closer look at my fall candle trio.

It is very simple,

with an Autumn colored table runner,

some candles,

small pumpkins, beans, and acorns...

Hope you'll hop on over, the parties started...AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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  1. It looks beautiful!

    It's really hard finding furniture that's comfortable for me, since I'm vertically challenged. I can rarely reach the floor and always end up sitting on my feet, or sitting Indian style.

  2. Looks great, Cindy. Perfect choices. Love the slipcovers with the bottoms down the back. Are they decorative buttons or functional?



  3. ohhh how pretty CIndy. Love your Fall arrangement too!

  4. The chairs look beautiful the buttons on the back of them...and just love the centerpiece vignette!

  5. You did a great job of picking out these chairs, Cindy. The fabrics look like they actually match and the arm chairs are gorgeous. They are perfectly "YOU". Hugs, Cindy

  6. Gorgeous vignette Cindy! I love the small pumpkin detail and of course, your chairs are perfect!

  7. gorgeous chairs...can the slip covers be purchased separately ??? Gorgeous....Christine from Little Brags

  8. The chairs are gorgeous, Cindy. It all looks wonderful!

  9. These chairs are just beautiful and your table setting is gorgeous!!! Loving the colors.


  10. What beautiful chairs Cindy, and I love the chair covers. They are perfect.
    And thank you for the great information about chair dimensions. You are so right.
    All of my dining chairs are thrifted and a little squeaky and rickety.

    Enjoyed visiting!
    White Spray Paint

  11. I love the chairs you bought for your table! I think you did an excellent job choosing them. I like the fact that they don't all match too. Your centerpiece is just right for Fall also.

  12. Gosh...CIndy....everything is so very gorgeous!!! xo Jen

  13. I love the simplicity of your table centerpiece, Cindy. Those chairs are perfect and I love how they blend in with your other chairs. They really do look good together. I am always a bit afraid to order something that big online- xo Diana

  14. They look fabulous together Cindy! I too am always weary of ordering furniture from online without sitting in it. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  15. Love the two different styles of chairs. They look great together. Great job!!


  16. Well they look great! And so does the fall display.

  17. Cindy, the new chairs are beautiful. You did a very good job and I love the button backs.

  18. Cindy, Beautiful pieces you've picked! I love the detail on the back of the chairs and the fall candles look so festive and pretty. Very simple and elegant;) Your pictures are wonderful and I like the info on purchasing a chair:) Enjoy your day! xxleslie

  19. I love the chairs. Such a great choice for your room. And thanks for the advice on picking chairs to order - very good information.

  20. The chairs look great, Cindy! I love the button back detailing. I'm like you, I don't normally buy chairs {or anything you'd sit on} online without trying it out in person first. Sometimes they look really comfortable but in reality are not. That would be my biggest fear and then no one would sit in it!

  21. Love the button detail on your new chairs. Your centerpiece is gorgeous and just perfect for fall.

  22. Oh Cindy, those buttoned slipcover chairs are fabulous!! Love your wonderful Fall tablescape and decor!!

  23. Love, love your centerpiece and your chairs are gorgeous! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post to my party which is live now! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  24. Love, love, love those chairs. Beautiful tablesetting. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. Hello Cindy - love your new chairs - we have folks of all sizes and being one that is short - I can appreciate finding a chair I can sit on! Dearest is big - like a football player so we have to find chairs that accommodate him - bless you for your brave purchase! Your chairs look wonderful - love the slipcovers and the Fall tabletop decor looks marvelous - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  26. Cindy, this thumbnail was below today's post, so I popped over to see these beautiful chairs. I'd like to slipcover our chairs. Love the look!


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