I was so sure they were the perfect solution for extra seating in my living room--so FIXATED on poufs (square ones, making my own) that I couldn't see in my mind's eye that the scale would be all wrong.
Enter Lisa, lovely homeowner whose master bedroom got the two-day business. She happens to have a sister-in-law who happens to import crates full of goods from India every time she redecorates, and Lisa just happens to be the happy recipient of some of the leftovers. Like a pair of leather poufs that she wasn't really using.
(Just to give you context, the other side of this wall is in the dining room, with the paper-art)
Actually, my kids loved the poufs so much that Lisa suggested we keep them, but the moment they plunked down in front of my fireplace, I knew they were too low. (OR my fireplace is too high, but I don't think that will change anytime soon.) And then I had a use-what-you-have moment, which produced these chairs from the basement.
I figured if I liked the shape I would spray the bases gold and the chairs white.
But wait! I have some white chairs!
With the arms, a pair feels like too much (there's a Danish Modern armchair off to the left.)
Just one is just right, especially if you balance the other side with a big modern all-white lamp (which I have) or a spine bookcase (which I don't, but could build like this.)
That wall will not stay white--with the floating fireplace, it just looks too unfinished to me.