When mid-century style meets literature, anything is possible!
Inspiration is a powerful thing, and with Winter knocking on our door, we know you’ll be looking for two very important inspirations: furniture pieces to give your home a makeover, and interesting books to dive into while you sit with a blanket by the fireplace, enjoying the rain or snow outside. Today, we’re giving you both in one! Choose a classic of literature you’ll want to read and we’ll give you the perfect armchair to go along with it!
“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
Dean armchair is a classic leather upholstered armchair with a slender boxy look and curvy arms. It’s greatly inspired by the glamour of the time The Great Gatsby is set on, with a modern twist that you’ll make you want to incorporate this armchair in your home decor.
“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
It is no surprise that Little Women, the adored classic of four devoted sisters, was loosely based on Louisa May Alcott’s own life. In fact, Alcott drew from her own personality to create a heroine unlike any seen before: Jo, willful, headstrong, and undoubtedly the backbone of the March family. Follow the sisters from innocent adolescence to sage adulthood, with all the joy and sorrow of life in between, and fall in love with them and this endearing story. Little Women has been an avidly read tale for generations.
Romero armchair in burgundy, a mix of red and pink, perfectly depicts the growth of the characters in this book, from girls to women, stronger and willful. Designed in velvet and with hints of polished brass, it incorporates the elegance and softness of this book.
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker
One of the most spectacular novels of the 19th century, Dracula still frightens its readers today just as it did over a century ago. The story has become a modern myth and has been performed countless times on stage, radio, television, and in film. Presented in a series of formats (such as letters, diaries, even news items), it tells the story of a young London lawyer, Jonathan Harker, recruited by Count Dracula to acquire property for him in England. Harker’s journey to the Count’s Eastern European castle in Transylvania is an ominous one, with ravenous wolves attacking him along the way, and after his arrival the sense of dread and fear is palpable as the tension rises and Harker slowly begins to realize he is a prisoner in the castle and that his client possess horrible eccentricities.
Carver armchair in black leather is the perfect seating piece to read this amazing masterpiece of literature on. Mysterious and enigmatic, it represents perfectly this novel, with a modern twist that makes this a versatile piece you can easily add to your home decor.
“Emma” by Jane Austen
Of all Austen’s novels, Emma is the most consistently comic in tone. It centers on Emma Woodhouse, a wealthy, pretty, self-satisfied young woman who indulges herself with meddlesome and unsuccessful attempts at matchmaking among her friends and neighbors. After a series of humiliating errors, a chastened Emma finds her destiny in marriage to the mature and protective George Knightley, a neighboring squire who had been her mentor and friend.
Grace armchair in beautiful pink velvet is Emma’s aesthetics. This youthful, fun and romantic novel by Jane Austen screams a soft pink as we fall in love more and more with the characters. This armchair could not be more perfect paired with such a literary piece.
“Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens on a scene of Alice reading over her sister Delilah’s shoulder. Alice sees the White Rabbit scurry down a rabbit hole and decides to follow him. In Wonderland, she meets an assortment of strange characters, including the Cheshire Cat, who advises her to attend a tea party thrown by the March Hare. After the Mad Hatter tries to cut her hair, Alice runs away from the tea party. She soon finds herself in a garden where servants are painting roses red to appease the Queen of Hearts. Alice is called upon to testify against a tart thief. When Alice admits she knows nothing about the crime, the Queen orders her execution. What will happen to Alice and this mad world?
Mansfield is a soft velvet armchair with a round playful shape. Its mid-century design is as magical as Lewis Carroll’s novel, seemingly taken out of a fantasy fairytale. Modern, comfortable, youthful and with a casual design, it’s the perfect addition to your home decor if you’re a fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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