Color Blocking a Wing Chair at London’s Dorset Hotel

I always love reading Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke’s cheeky blog Demystifying Design.  The writers, stylists, editors, and interior designers don’t take themselves or design too seriously.  Their design motto is Banish the Beige, which they do with a zany, bold sense of fun. So refreshing in a time when “Style Experts” are running around making grand (often ridiculously pricey) style pronouncements!

Jason and John were just in London and posted this great pic of a cool color blocked wing chair at the redesigned Dorset Square Hotel.  I think people often associate wing chairs with granny design, which is why you can often score them at thrift stores for a song. But there are fun ways to update these classic chairs. A while back, I posted on The Connaught’s cool fringed wing chairs. Color blocking is another way to instantly modernize a wing chair.   Bonus, you can use inexpensive solid fabrics like duck (from $6.99 a yard) or flannel (from $13.75)  from Circle Visual.  The Dorset’s purple and orange chair is fun enough to go in a child’s room and cool enough to rev up a living space.I’ll have more images and ideas from the Dorset Hotel in the next week, but I wanted to share this fun idea first. Thanks to Jason and John for the groovy idea!

Image Courtesy Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke

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