Further to a previous post on this topic, there are a couple inspirational photos I discovered that represent the four chair concept I'd like to incorporate in our home.
From Chesapeake Home, the photo below shows cozy comfort in a classic setting.
I feel as though I can prop my feet up, sit back with a cool drink and flip through a magazine in an atmosphere that is relaxing.
I am again reminded of how much a setting like this means to me. With a view you see out the window in this photo, I can imagine sitting back, feet propped up on the ottoman and a beverage sitting on the Ironies Petrified Wood table.
The view in our home certainly doesn't compare to this, but the idea of relaxation and/or conversation simply by placing four chairs around an ottoman or table, I think acheiving coziness with a bit of classic style would be a nice goal.
When I mentioned the possibility of including a bar (I was thinking of a dry bar) along with the 4 chair conversation pit in my previous post, I was half-kidding. That was until I discovered an ad in an issue of Architectural Digest and my mind began to race with possibilities.
The ad promotes ShopAD (from Architectural Digest and the creators of 1stdibs) featuring designer picks from Windsor Smith, a Los Angeles-based designer. Her picks included this neoclassical bar from Wright Now on 1stdibs.
The above bar reminds me of an architectural model and makes such a statement to my very eyes.
I then recall seeing a bar cabinet of a similar fashion on a blog post by Jennifer Sergent of DC by Design featuring a bachelor pad designed by local designer, Raji Radhadkrishnan .
This image has stuck with me since I first saw it on Jennifer's blog. If it has to do with architectural elements, I am always enthralled.
Picture this: Four high-backed chairs positioned around an ottoman. A martini table (perhaps one by Barry Dixon) and a lovely bar cabinet, like the ones featured in the photos above, against the wall.
With a dazzling chandelier hanging above the ottoman would finish the look, I think (experts, feel free to weigh in).
This is what happens when I fall in love with images behind the work of great designers.
Whether it's spaces, furnishings, art and/or photography, it brings magical thoughts to my world.
Have a lovely weekend!