With Fall officially upon us, we’re ready for crisper temperatures, autumnal colors, and a little more “inside-time” curled up and cozy with our favorite reads! See how we’ve paired a handful of our coziest chairs with classic must-reads to match the season…
There’s nothing quite like a cool autumnal evening spent curled up and engrossed in a great book. Of course, a key component of a successfully literary night-in is the seating. We’ve put our top chairs to the test, to find just the right balance of plush cushiness with structure and support, ideal for kicking back with your favorite reads.
For added fun, we’ve compiled a reading list of well-loved classics that perfectly complement the look and style of each chair. Here are five page-turning pairings…
The Aubrey Chair + Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Our Aubrey Chair is the epitome of a classic mid-century silhouette – from its winged arms down to its flared legs, it’s a go-to for a large dose of retro style in a single chic piece. What’s more, it’s broad enough to tuck your legs up in and get super cozy on a chilly autumn evening.
What could possibly go better with the Aubrey than the Truman Capote classic short novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s? This 1958 book inspired the 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn (an iconic film brimming with stunning mid-century fashions and decor.) While the original text sets the story in the autumn of 1943, there is still something iconically mid-century about the work.
Niles Leather Chair + The Sun Also Rises
The Niles Leather Chair is a sleek, masculine, beautiful work of art that is just as comfortable as it is stunning. Captivating in its minimalism, its clean lines call for pared-down prose that is best found in the works of Ernest Hemmingway.
We recommend fixing yourself a Moscow mule, or Hemmingway’s signature drink – a mojito – as you curl up in this plush, tufted seat, with a copy of the author’s moving novel The Sun Also Rises. It tells Hemmingway’s somewhat autobiographical tale of ex-patriots living and holidaying in Paris and Spain, only to find that eventually, summer fades, the party has to end but the sun will rise again on a new season and a “lost generation.”
Eliot Chair + Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Eilot chair is a favorite among fans of retro style and modern looks alike. From its handmade, tapered wooden legs to its button tufting, every inch is built to last. Its wide frame and depth make this a perfect chair to sink into while delving into a truly amazing story.
For this chair, we pair Nora Zeal Hurston’s incredibly emotional novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Similar to the soft, yet durable, Royal Blush velvet upholstery shown here, this story is feminine, strong, and compelling. It’s a timeless story about love, loss, and resilience that you’ll want to revisit again and again – just like the Eliot.
Ellsworth Wing Chair + Pride and Prejudice
Our beautiful Ellsworth Wing Chair is the epitome of chic traditional style. Its gently rounded arms and high, sculpted back allude to a classic design, but this cozy chair maintains a modern elegance that can work in a variety of spaces. Its push seat and iconic shape make it ideal for tucking into a romantic classic after a busy day.
Ellsworth’s unique blend of old-fashion style with modern charm calls for a period novel that’s just as fresh today as it was when published. We are, of course, referring to Jane Austen’s masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Lose yourself in the gorgeous prose and sweet suspense of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet’s restrained love story.
Jolie Accent Chair + The Great Gatsby
Streamlined, art-deco style abounds in the Jolie Accent Chair. Its concave back and plump cushioned seat provide superior support and comfort, while its sleek metal legs offer a dash of panache. Pair it with the Jolie Ottoman and you’ll never want to leave your seat!
While you’re there, tuck into the F. Scott Fitzgerald story that’s made to match this chair’s complexity and deco design – The Great Gatsby. Set against the backdrop of the roaring 20’s, the novel follows the story of the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion (aka obsession) for the beautiful debutante Daisy Buchanan.