After living for almost five years in Los Angeles, I chose to move back to Tennessee because of my roots. That being said, summertime in Memphis can be sweltering with heat waves! How did our great-grandparents make it without air conditioning? It is so hot down South that your make-up can slide right on off your face!
In early July, I was in Atlanta for my interior design business and was indoors most of the time in the cool air conditioning. While shopping, I spotted some great seating made of bamboo, rattan and cane. The open backs and cane seats allow for cool breezes. However you can use these chairs year round, both indoor and out. Here are some of my favorite finds. Some which are super fun and super hot!
This vintage chair was at an antique consignment store. To me it is perfect. It looks great as is, but can you imagine this in high gloss black, Tiffany blue or even Hermes orange? If you wanted to add a cushion you could. I don’t believe in having a whole room of these, but one or two can add uniqueness to a space.
Any of these could be a fun addition to a room. In moderation though! One, or a pair or a group around a table.
I love a little Thomas Chippendale influence, especially the time he spent studying the Chinese influence of furniture making. So anything with carved fretwork is an interesting addition to a room and a break from fully upholstered seating. Tea for two?
Could you see yourself relaxing in this fun vintage Florida chair with remote control in hand?
And last but not least!
Stay cool, find a pool and find a cold drink in this hot July!