Chair + Painting / 2 Corners

Chair + Painting @ - Ghost Chair and Modern Art
I’m obsessed with accent chairs.  They don’t even have to be functional; I just love how they look and the way they liven up the corner of any room.  My apartment in downtown Los Angeles is a modern industrial loft design, so the walls are exposed, heavy concrete cement.  In order to bring life to my space, I’ve created different and unexpected themes in each corner.  Here are two different Chair + Painting combinations in my apartment:

(1) The first chair is The Orbit White ArmChair from CB2, which resembles a futuristic pod.  I’m going to be honest, it is not the most comfortable chair to sit in… but it’s just so freaking cool to look at!  It looks like it stumbled its way into LA from the future.  To make my place feel less formal, I like putting framed art on the floor instead of hanging them up.  This edgy work of art is called “Vs Basquiat” from my incredibly talented artist friend Eddy Lee.  When Amy first came to visit me and saw this work of art, she thought it was a painting of me.  If only I could look so cool…

(2) The second chair is a Phillipe Starck inspired Victorian Ghost Chair.  I love how you can see right through to the concrete wall behind it.  The ghost chair may look like a very simple piece but its whimsy and elegance should not to be underestimated.  I have ones with and without arms, and I have to say I’m biased toward the ones with arms.  What’s an armchair without arms?  Sometimes, I’ll throw in my Mongolian Lamb Pillow from West Elm for a softer look.  The furry texture balances out any starkness in the clear plastic.  When I’m in the mood for a cleaner look, the ghost chair by itself does just fine.  Now you’re probably wondering about that Rapunzel painting.  I love Rapunzel, she rocks – no further explanation needed.

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    […] I just noticed that I haven’t hung up our oil painting of The Bund in Old Shanghai.  I think it’s because I kind of like it propped up on the floor by my vanity.  It’s similar to how I always like how there’s a throw randomly strewn across our lounge chair.  It gives an otherwise neat room some rebellious, lived-in style.  Ellen also talks about her preference to prop paintings up vs. hanging them, to create an unfinished, urban vibe to her loft, in her post Chair + Painting. […]

  • Reply Charlene O. September 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Very modern. I like it!

    • Reply Ellen @ Heysesame September 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Charlene!

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