buttoned & beautiful

Our friends across the pond call it ‘tufted’, us Brits call it ‘buttoned’… but however you say it, this style of furniture is in a class of its own. You can imagine Audrey Hepburn in an timeless black dress perched on the side of such a chair, or Cary Grant reclining on one cradling a Martini. Personally my favourites are the ones in the softest of velvets, either in grey, silver or taupe. But you know what? I’m not fussy. I’ll take any of the below, please:

{images via Joanna Henderson, Neiman Marcus, Wedding Whimsy, Country Living, Light Locations & House Beautiful}



{1. John Lewis Mr Bright chair / 2. John Lewis Knightsbridge sofa / 3. Sweetpea & Willow button ottoman / 4. Bhs Elizabeth love seat / 5. John Lewis Hepburn chair / 6. Niki Jones Upholstered Armchair / 7. Sweetpea & Willow velvet chesterfield / 8. Nicky Cornell Tall Silver Porter chair / 9. The Sofa & Chair Company milton ottoman / 10. The Sofa & Chair Company bespoke chaise}

And lastly… buttoned grey velvet + Chanel = there are no words:


Are you with me on this one?

COMMENTS   comments4

  1. kay berwick
    31 January 2011 at 9:07 am

    most definitely

  2. Liz Reading
    31 January 2011 at 11:48 am

    I think we all want a ‘Mr Bright Chair’! A statement piece for any room.

  3. El
    31 January 2011 at 11:54 am

    If they changed its name to ‘Mr Brightside’ chair it would be even better :) But I agree… it’s a real stand-out piece.

  4. LucyP
    31 January 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I’m keen. I’ll take 2 as my wedding present. Many thanks x

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