Wednesday, October 26, 2011

High Low Decor - Restoration Hardware/Home Decorators

I've always loved Louis XVI chairs so when Restoration Hardware launched their latest line, I had to visit the store and take a look.  I fell in love with the 19th century stately Empire chair that is hand-carved from solid oak with rope twists, acanthus leaves, fluting and flowers hightlighted by a soft weathered finish. 

I soon fell out of love when I saw the price tag. They are currently on sale $1145 - $1465 depending on your choice of a wide selection of fabrics and leather.

Once again, Home Decorators to the rescue!  I found this lovely Marie Arm Chair that is similar in both design and size to its more expensive Restoration Hardware Louis XVI counterpart.

The Marie Arm Chair features an antique-inspired design with padded seat, back and arms is sure to enhance most any room in your home.  It does however offer a more limited choice of upholstery options.  A bleached-oak finish completes the antique look at an extremely attractive sale price of $319.

Truly, high end design on a low end budget.

Let me know what you think....


  1. Love your great find!

  2. Honestly, I like the Marie Chair better! Great find!

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