Pretty pink Sam Avedon chair from Paper Pony.

It’s true, my name is Victoria Smith and I am a Chair-O-Holic. I see an interesting. well-shaped chair, and I feel compelled to swoop it up. At last count, I think I have around a dozen side chairs. I could probably spare down a bit, but have been unable to bring myself to part with any of my lovely and beloved chairs. I took a look around online for some other chic chair love and here’s a look at what I discovered.

Turquoise Thonet plywood chair from ninainvorm.

Wrought iron cafe chairs just hankering for a
makeover, also from Paper Pony.
Bertoia Diamond wire chair Paper Pony.
Mid-century Rohé rattan chair, also from ninainvorm.

Old School Eames Rocker from Ansel Olson.

Olive green mid century gem from estherdh.

A much more chic version of a La-Z Boy from Adore_Vintage.

Beautiful mid-century classic from So Sylvie.
Fab Scoop chair, mid-century modern from O!Rachew!
Vintage school chair from ATLITW.

30 Responses to “Chair-O-Holic.”
  1. thelady says:

    Turquoise Thonet plywood chair envy

  2. raya says:

    My name is Raya & I am a chair-oholic too (as you can tell from my flickr). My side chair count is 5 – I am out of room otherwise I would have more. Aren't my heart chairs sad? Seeing that photo reminded me that I really need to fix them up. Fun post!


  3. Munted kowhai says:

    If you are a chair o holic, then you must must stay at Hotel 1929 in Singapore if you ever happen to be there. It’s an amazing boutique hotel and it’s owner is a chair o holic and each room has it’s own special chair.
    They swap the chairs around every now and then.
    Great post!

  4. sfgirlbybay says:

    Raya – not sad! endearing! i was just picturing them with some cute print fabric cushions! ;)

  5. A Day That Is Dessert says:

    I love these and this post, particularly the heart chairs. And the vintage school chair.

  6. sarah says:

    i love the white "la-z boy" !! i love pin-tucking, or rolling what have you…

    p.s. you've been tagged, check our page to see the rules!

    xo cheryln & sarah

  7. Anna at D16 says:

    As a fellow Chair-O-Holic, I feel it is my duty to tell you that the first chair in the post is NOT an Eames design.

    The chair in the photo was designed by Sam Avedon for Aladdin Plastics in the early ’60s.

  8. sfgirlbybay says:

    Munted kowhai – sounds cool!

    thanks sarah!

    anna – i wondered if that was right! thank you for clarifying – i will fix it!!

  9. Tina says:

    what a great collection, love the chic la-z boy, looks so comfy I want to sit on it to try it out :)

  10. Crea-T-V-T says:

    Beautiful chairs! I can’t get over the wire chairs. I love it! They’re my new obsession.

  11. karina says:

    Chair love!!!!

  12. raya says:

    Yeah thanks Anna : ) I didn’t know where my chair was from or who it was by since there are no markings. Now I know!

  13. leaca says:

    I love chairs too. I have a bunch of old chairs in storage until I find a mansion big enough to hold them all. lol.

  14. ninainvorm says:

    Thanks for featuring some of my chairs Victoria! It probably won’t surprise you that I’m a chair fetishist too, I even was in a magazine with my ‘chair quirk’:

    Ahem… need I say more? ;)

  15. AilanthusAltissima says:

    Alas, I too, suffer from this chair malady. I feel your pain (and pleasure). I am trying to keep this chair thing under control – I have no more room for chairs – but it is hard. Thanx for sharing the cool pics.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Victoria, Charli here. Yes, another (trying to reform) chair-o-holic.

    To tempt all of you out there, there is a cousin of your pictured lazy boy sitting in the window of the vintage store Apartment on 18th Street (near Valencia) in SF. It is not tufted (buttoned?) but it is a virulent cross between chartreuse & avocado.

    I would LOVE for someone to buy it so I don't have to continue using my weakening willpower.

  17. Shop Girl says:

    I love them all, especially the last vintage school chair – I have never seen one like it!

  18. simpledaisy says:

    Love the turquoise chair!! I am not a modern kind of girl…but I am a turquoise kind of girl!!!

  19. victoria thorne design says:

    utterly with you. adore the chairs, and cannot stop. the more life they’ve had, the better to love.

  20. SimplyGrove says:

    I second the love!!! That chic version of a lazy boy is FABULOUS!!

  21. Sarah says:

    I too am addicted to chairs, so much so I have been put on a chair diet by my loved ones.

  22. mayaluna says:

    I loved this post! Each one you highlighted is fantastic, but I adore that vintage school chair! I can’t ever say no to a lovely chair… and some stools get me, too! I really need to stop, but my shed is quietly being filled with future project chairs that I couldn’t resist. sshhh!

  23. Ryan Green says:

    so funny, i just spent about 1 hour browsing chairs on ebay and craigslist. then i come over here and see your post. i actually need a new chair for my desk so it’s real shopping and not just internet window shopping! oh man, that turquoise one is so what i want too.

  24. Urban Doll says:

    I 100% share your obsession. It’s pretty hard to manage. There’s nothing like a beautiful chair!

  25. Kimberlee says:

    all the chairs from Paper Pony – love! think i’ll have to head over to paper pony and check out some more! x

  26. Jane says:

    I love this post. And I share the chair obsession too!
    Thank you Victoria, for including my picture (the vintage school chair)

  27. Sylvie says:

    Hi Victoria! Thanks for thinking of my chair :)
    I have four daughters of that chair that I am selling next week.
    I belong to two chair groups on Flickr, You must know about Chair Fetish?
    Check these out:

  28. 22209 says:

    Speaking of chairs .. I’ve been thinking about buying an Eames rocker, and am wondering if I could solicit your opinion. How comfortable is it really? Do you (or guests) actually use yours, or is it more of a decoration than a practical chair? I love the look, but I feel like this needs to be a practical decision.


  29. sfgirlbybay says:

    it is super comfortable and my guests sit in it a lot. it’s not a curl up and read in it kinda chair (at least not for me) but i love it! and i fond it very comfy for rocking and hanging out chatting.

  30. 22209 says:

    I’m so glad! Thank you for responding :)

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