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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

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  • Katiram
    October 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Interestingly, I prefer all of the Dhurrie looks, though my original thought was to choose the Lincoln chair. Clearly, I am still working on getting crazy color/super neutral balanced in my personal style!

  • judy
    October 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I like them all but I have to chuckle @ some of the similarities todays décor has to what was available in the sixties and seventies when we were trying to figure out what to buy. Everything old is new again. Every post is required to have a snap of the Baby…………..please?

  • susan
    October 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I am in love with your entire 12C design for the Lincoln Armchair!!! If only I had the money. Piece by piece, step by step, right? :O) Keep up the good work, mama.

  • Katie
    October 26, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Can’t decide which I like more for this round! Those in bloom pillows are gorgeous… and I love the frosted blue vase collection too! Beautiful looks all the way around. :)

  • Julie Jamison
    October 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t decide which I like better! Oh Gosh! There are pieces from each room that I really love! Awesome job Nicole!