One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource

Home furnishings and home decor bring  function and beauty to a space, but is that always the point?

Sometimes in the decorative discovery phase of design and decorating we stumble upon a particular piece that catches the eye, and perhaps for a brief moment takes our breath away.

Thoughts of practicality and function never enter into the picture.

It’s love at first sight, and all that is left to do is find the perfect place in the perfect space.

These gotta have it pieces serve the most important purpose of this thing we call decor- to make our homes a beautiful place to be.

antique desk chairTraditional Home

I know I am not above putting decorative value first and function second in certain situations.

The design, lines and form of beauty often trump the ace of function.

antique accent chair

As my favorite composer wrote and my all time favorite singer sang, “A chair is still a chair even when there’s no one sitting there.”

The intrinsic value of a chair is function, but some chairs simply do not exist by function alone.

There are many antique, vintage, designer and unique accent chairs that qualify as absolute works of art.

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Even with my background and experience in the world of antiques, there are times when I have to consult with Dave the Builder or another source to dot the i’s and cross the t’s of period and provenance.

Between the excitement of auction and the flame and ribbon of mahogany, you can easily get your barley twisted.

Victorian slipper chairOne Kings Lane

I am thrilled to discover and share with you a newly discovered tool of the trade,  One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource.

Italian painted chairOne Kings Lane

One Kings Lane created this resource to inspire, aid and educate home decor enthusiasts when purchasing and reupholstering the perfect statement chair.

It is a one stop guide to put you in the loop of all things accent chairs.

The easy to navigate guide identifies styles and periods of chairs from pre-1600 to present and offers maker information as well.

One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource

Do yourself a favor and bookmark the One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource, an essential tool in the pursuit and identification of all things accent chairs.





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Stylish Decor With The Accent On Decorative Chairs

As styles and tastes change, it becomes important to update favorite posts.

Parts of this refreshed post are taken from the original one written last October featuring decorative chairs.

accent chairsPeriod Living

I thought about doing an entirely new post, but I still love some of these accent chairs as much today.

No need to throw out the baby with the bath water.

accent chair Traditional HomeTraditional Home

Accent chairs are my home decor weakness.

I get all giddy over a good chair.

Unique accent chairs are like a classic piece of jewelry that stunningly completes an outfit.

It can be one particular feature of an accent chair or the total package that classifies it as unique.

The form, upholstery and custom features may work together or stand alone to create the lure of home decor attraction.

I like an accent piece with style, purpose and function.

Accent chairs characterize all three, and are a nice way to update and complement a space.


Wild Chairy

I am wild about the line of chairs from Wild Chairy.

Andrea Mihalik’s imaginative designs and use of fabrics brilliantly transforms salvaged vintage furniture into must have works of art.


The acrylic Marilyn arm chair from Global Views took fall market by storm.


bergere chairEloquence

Putting together my latest presentation gives me the opportunity to indulge my chair obsession.

I thought I would share with you a selection of extravagant, unique and stylish finds for your viewing pleasure.

The Amelie Rose Bergere by Eloquence is a timeless style.

The Gray Hemp tufted upholstery and washed white wooden legs edify a neutral palette, and will definitely complement any decor.

George I pine chair


The look and the provenance of this George I Pine stained hall chair, circa 1720 from the estate of  the late Dodie Rosekrans is flawless.

The set of eight was included in the Sotheby’s auction of the collection of Mrs. Rosekrans.


MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market outdoor chair is fabulously funky and elegantly eclectic all in one colorful chair.


Black and white houndstooth is a classic and distinctive textile pattern.

The traditional elegance of black and white houndstooth is a stunning complement to this Ball and Claw English wing chair from 1stdibs.

The chair is rather Mad Men with a pinch of traditional form and a dash of modern flair.

anthropologie wing chair

Oly Studio gets the wow factor right with their hand carved Sophie lounge chair.

The faux zebra used is a stamped hide and has natural variations and markings.

oly studio zebra chairKathy Kuo Home

Antique white chalk finish and nail heads complete the flawless design features.


Jesi Arm Chair by Ebanista

Rattan and wicker chairs are a decorative chameleon in the best of ways.

They have the ability to fit in with traditional, modern or vintage decors.

rattan-dining-chairsRestoration Hardware

I like this option for a home office or study.

The  white wash finish of the Isabelle club chair from Noir does not read too neutral nor does the burlap fabric.

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Nailheads accentuate the patina of the wood and add a classic finishing touch.

I’ll take two, please.

sandblasted white chair

The wow is in the character and the details of the hand-carved Rajasthan Chair in sandblasted white.

The finish is light yet deep-very complementary to farmhouse chic style, the ooh la la factor, and the decorative oomph.


I call this set the Vanessa Williams chairs because I went and saved the best for last.

It comes in as the best for one reason and one reason only- unique details.

Unique with fabulous function puts the stylish accent on accent chairs.







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