The Slipper Chair

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Slipper chairs continue to be a well loved upholstery form on the design scene. The classic style was made famous by Elise De Wolfe, whose eponymous chair is still made today by several upholstery houses. While originally used bedside to sit and remove slippers, we now welcome slipper chairs into almost any room. The diminutive low, armless chair creates a look of ease and timelessness. I love to use them in a variety of spaces when personality is needed. Not only do these small chairs add a charming touch to any space, they also provide additional seating in the living room and a place to throw a robe or stack bedside reading in the bedroom.

Below are a few of my favorite options:

Pair of wood framed supper chairs with nailhead details. Design by Paloma Contreras.


Elsie de Wolfe slipper chairs in front of a fireplace.           Slipper chairs in a living room by Ashley Whittaker designs.


Slipper chair in a charming bedroom by Miles Redd.         Tufted slipper chairs from Ballard Designs


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