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Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

All right, let’s finish up this edition of Making it Yours! (It’s been a while, I know.) We’re following two chairs with nearly identical shapes and very different upholstery, seeing how they each work in a variety of spaces. We’re also following Marie, the fictional owner of said chairs. We first saw the two chairs in her living room, and when we last checked in we saw them in a bedroom and an office. Marie was traveling a lot for work then, but she has since accepted a new position and is able to stay in one place. More time to spend with friends, and more impromptu get-togethers at her place! And speaking of her place, she had been happily living there alone all this time but has recently gotten a new roommate: a big, lovable, shaggy mutt from a local shelter. Woof!

So let’s see the final two looks for the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchair. Just as you would use and reuse items in your own home over time, we have some items from past looks showing up in these new designs. In the first, the mirror, rug, and brass hand have all been incorporated before in different ways. I’ve also added a matching Dhurrie chair, and I imagine this space to be similar to the landing/library in my first house. Just enough room for some bookshelves and a place to sit, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great.

Making it Yours 12C: Dhurrie Armchair

  1. Knox Tall Storage Bookcases, Crate & Barrel

  2. Clint Mini Red Task Lamp, West Elm

  3. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  4. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  5. Stripe Inlay Coffee Table, West Elm

  6. French Grey Paint, Glidden

  7. And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum 1, by Justin James King, 20×200

  8. Bangle Box, CB2

  9. Chunky Wool Throw, Jayson Home

  10. In Bloom Portrait Pillows, Anthropologie

  11. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  12. Secret Garden Planter, Leif

  13. Diptyque Baies Candle, Nordstrom

  14. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Next, for the Lincoln armchair, I wanted to revisit the blue and orange accent colors from its first look in a way that feels like a natural evolution. Marie is a little older and her taste is more sophisticated, but she still has a fun sense of style and appreciates a bit of quirk! Here again, we see some of her older pieces making another appearance in this living room design, like the hamsa hand, blue vases, and whipstitched pillow.

Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln Armchair

  1. Vogtsmith Single Arrow, Serena & Lily

  2. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  3. Sisters of the Sun Blue Velvet Wallpaper, Juju Papers

  4. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  5. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  6. Aqua Round Cachepot, Jayson Home (shown with a ZZ Plant)

  7. Savile Persimmon Side Table, Serena & Lily

  8. Berlin Pink Café Photo by Sivan Askayo, Artfully Walls

  9. Bernhardt Blanca Capiz-Painted Console, Horchow

  10. Frosted Blue Vase Collection, Terrain

  11. Novara Floor Lamp, Anthropologie

  12. Hutton Sofa: Tatum Salt, Room & Board

  13. Magical Thinking Neon Rag Pillow, Urban Outfitters

  14. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  15. Riad Wool Rug, West Elm

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I loved the creative challenge of creating six looks around these chairs, and I hope you enjoyed following along! Here are all of the looks again, so you can see them together. Which was your favorite? I’m loving the very last one with that killer orange table.

Lincoln and Dhurrie Chairs
Making it Yours 12: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We saw the first designs featuring the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchairs last week. I wanted to keep them very similar to show how one can get the same look by just changing a few things, but today the chairs are going their separate merry ways. Both feature the black, white, wood, and brass trend, but with more color than we may have been seeing on Pinterest lately. (Everything seems to be pretty minimal in my feed over there! Yours, too?)

I don’t think anyone would actually own two chairs that are essentially the same shape with different fabric, but my goal here is to show two designs that look like they belong in the same person’s home. Speaking of which, our fictional friend, Marie, has moved from her apartment into a place of her own! A two-bedroom condo with the extra room functioning as an office. She’s traveling a lot for her job and doesn’t work from home all that often, but she’s happy to have a dedicated spot for it when she is in town. She’s also happy to come home to a cheery, if perhaps a bit girly, space.

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Making it Yours 12B: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  2. Glitterati Mint Pillow, CB2

  3. Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror, PB Teen

  4. Two Tigers: Ping Zhu, Serena & Lily

  5. Birch Cylinder Pot, Terrain

  6. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  7. Stone White Paint, Glidden

  8. Central Park Aerial Photo (Getty Images), One Kings Lane

  9. Taylor Dresser, Horchow

  10. Isaac Long Arm Brass Sconce, Schoolhouse Electric

  11. Quincy Bed, Ethan Allen

  12. Beverly Palm Pillow, Society Social

  13. Colorblock Linen Pillow Emerald & Pool, Society Social

  14. Antique Brass Metal Cube Side Table, West Elm

  15. Vestige Lipstick Holder, Anthropologie

  16. Silver Stitch Pleat Duvet, West Elm

  17. Waverly Rug, Lulu & Georgia

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Orb Chandelier, Lucent Lightshop

  2. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  3. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  4. Nävviva Pillow, IKEA

  5. Aina Curtains, IKEA

  6. Onyx Black Paint, Glidden

  7. Nina Campbell Swan Lake Sylvana Wallpaper, Osborne & Little

  8. Maison Bookcase, PB Teen

  9. Printer’s Large Writing Desk, Pottery Barn

  10. Brass Colored Pencil Set, Jayson Home

  11. Rex Grey Task Lamp, Crate & Barrel

  12. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  13. Dome Paperweights, Jayson Home

  14. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  15. Printer’s Drawer Filing Cabinet, Pottery Barn

  16. Greyson Eco Black Bench, Arhaus

  17. Coral Leaf Pillow, Serena & Lily

  18. Vårgyllen Pillow, IKEA

  19. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

And there they are, together. Each chair could be swapped for the other with a few accessory changes, and we’ll have just one more set of designs coming up soon to finish this edition of Making it Yours!

Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We have the first two of our designs up from this edition of Making it Yours today! I’m decorating around both the Lincoln and Dhurrie chairs, showing how each can be used throughout a person’s life, seeing them through different stages and different styles. Let’s meet our fictional friend, Marie.

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Marie likes to sing. Loudly. She’s shy about it though, at first limiting her performances to coincide with her morning shower, and later when her roommate moved out, she’d perform encores throughout the day while doing chores or cooking dinner. She won’t get on stage for karaoke and isn’t into the whole bar scene, but she throws parties on a whim just about every month. She knows everything about astrology but doesn’t believe in it, loves big, goofy dogs, and always wears a crazy hat. She’s about to turn thirty, and has been working a lot of late nights but is starting to make decent money. She’s fun, happy, and bright, and wants her apartment to be too.

Making it Yours 12A: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

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Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie • Lincoln Chair, Pottery Barn

  2. Block Print Ikat Lumbar Pillow, Furbish

  3. Seachange Print, Jenny Vorwaller

  4. Yes, Please Print: Martha Rich, 20×200

  5. Paint: Flush Pink, Behr

  6. Wood Pole Scholar Floor Lamp: Avalon Sea, Target

  7. Perfect Throw: Mandarin, West Elm

  8. Laguna Seagrass Baskets: Juice, Serena & Lily

  9. Upton Faceted Leg Buffet, West Elm

  10. Frosted Blue Vase Collection, Terrain

  11. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  12. Balloon Animal Bookend, The Land of Nod

  13. Stockholm Nesting Tables, IKEA

  14. Avec Apartment Sofa: Sea Salt, CB2 • Avec Apartment Sofa: Peacock, CB2

  15. Colorblock Linen Pillow,: Emerald & Pool, Society Social • Magical Thinking Neon Rag Pillow, Urban Outfitters

  16. Ojo de Dios Rug, Arro Home

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For this first post, I kept the looks fairly similar, swapping out only a few things to achieve the same overall look. I’ll be taking a different approach next time though, which I’ll be sharing next week!

Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

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