I want a tangerine chair | How About Orange

July 24, 2009

I want a tangerine chair

I'm captivated by these orange chairs. Sigh. Unfortunately I can't think of how to work one into our mustard / moss green living room. A pity. Somebody else, go get one and I will come to visit you often.

Boden Chair from Room and Board in Tangerine

Parlour Chair from CB2 in Tangerine

Our living room, with no room for an orange chair

43 comments:

Grandma G said...

You poor thing!

Mum

Sara said...

Ah yes, but there would be room if you removed one of the grey chairs and replaced it with an orange one!

stephanie said...

you could always make an orange slipcover with your awesome orange fabric :) or add orange pillows, but that probably wouldn't cure the orange craving.

SewMuchAdo said...

Well even without the orange chair, I love your living room! So nicely decorated and the style I would want if I knew how to decorate!

Katie said...

I love your living room. But I think I'll be purchasing the CB2 for my soon to be orange accented living room. THANKS!

Monkey Mind said...

Wow. I absolutely love your living room. Come over to my house (and bring your amazing sense of interior design) and I'll let you decorate my living room with an orange palette.

themurrayfamily said...

I think you could! Put a little orange tidbits here and there and then add the orange chair somewhere...do you have room in a corner? I think it would fit nicely!

Darci said...

Sara, I was thinking the exact sam thing.

I really love the Boden Chair and I want the paper clip side tables in the CB2 picture.

Andi said...

How is it that Y.O.U don't have orange stuff in every nook and cranny of your home?
I'm confused.

Valerie said...

put one in your guestroom!

Webgrrl74 said...

I think the colours in here would work with an orange chair as Sara suggested! :)

The Watty's said...

I have a brown and robin egg bluish office...my favorite thing? A TANGERINE CHAIR! Throw it in for some zing...you will love it!

Margeaux said...

Your living room is so cute....even without an orange chair :)

Grandma G said...

Gosh, Jess... I think you'd better show any newbie readers your office and spare bedroom, lest they worry about your lack of ORANGE for nothing! Heheh...

Mommy of three said...

Actually, I think an orange chair in the living room would POP! If you try, I know you can work it in.
By the way, I love your blog. It inspires me.
For example, my daughter's crib bedding: hot pink and orange. Her brother's bedding: turquoise and orange.
Also, we recently got 2 orange chairs. We were going to recover them, but once we got them in the living room, they looked so great that we left them orange. I love them. I think you would too.
Thanks for sharing the things you love.

thursday said...

Sorry, there's no room for one here, either! It really would NOT go with the green rug. Ew. Would look hideous, even. But I got distracted on the Room & Board website, and I want the Cameron sofa now. *sigh* Alas, I don't have $1400.

Nicki said...

Booooo! C'mon, there's ALWAYS room for an orange chair. Orange is the new black (brown, pink, whatever the IT color is these days). It's like it shouldn't match everything else, because its matchy-ness would muffle its brilliance. :) Love your cute room nonetheless!

Sheri Howard said...

Are you kidding me? All the blogs I read about decorating tell you to have what you like in your house.....go for orange...who cares? You arn't trying to impress the Queen, and even if she did come, she wouldn't care. DO IT!

Vacuum Queen said...

What?! It's the perfect accent color in your room. Seriously.

Erin said...

I bet you could fit an orange chair in there...i think it would be a great pop of color and you can always tie it in with all sorts of cute orange projects!

carrie said...

Ooh, orange would look great in your room.

Anonymous said...

Of course you can use an orange chair with mustard and green. It will be a pop of color as they say in the dec. business. go for it. Life is too short to go wothout.

Anonymous said...

a lady after my own heart!!!!!...... I love orange... any shade will do especially brunt orange!!!!
love your ideas.... one especially, with the envelopes, made into bags!!!...

Ally said...

I think an orange chair would look fabulous in your living room. It would be a great "pop" of color.

Anonymous said...

Orange pops would look fantastic in your room!

iheart-orange said...

Your room looks pretty neutral. An orange chair would be a nice pop.

Jane said...

Nice place! And very tidy!I would be happy with what you have and create an orange throw with pillows to get your orange into the room!

BJ Lantz said...

On the contrary ~ I think an orange chair is just what your living room needs!

Rachel said...

your living room is very calm and organized, an orange chair in a corner would be lively:)

Enyasi said...

Oh my how lovely... what color paint did you use on your walls? I can see how the orange chair might not work in that room.... I bet it would work in a bed room or office.

liz said...

your living room looks like a picture out of a catalog. just beautiful! you COULD put one of the gray chairs in another room and replace it w/ one of the orange. it's totally doable.

your mum cracks me up (her comment)

btw - i'm destashing fabric on my blog. amy butler and joel dewberry home dec for only $7 a yard if you're in need...

Anonymous said...

I disagree re: no room for orange chairs with your current colors. :) I agree with some of the other comment: you should get rid of an existing piece of furniture & add one of the orange chairs! Do it!
Kate :)

Jess said...

Fabulous! I will do it! Who would like to give me a big check? :)

tina said...

So I'm looking at your furniture...You need some orange to pop! How about some nice throw pillows. That would go so nicely with your couch.

What do you think?

Grandma G said...

Ummm... not me, on the big check! ;-)

Mum/mean

stitchesandtulips said...

Your living room is beautiful! Calm and cozy. An orange chair would be beautiful too - but would just require some rearranging. Show us if you decide to add the orange chair!

Kelly said...

Time to re-vamp and re-paint. I love that first Boden chair! It would so pop against your blue/grey sofa...as for the paint, if I really want an item that won't fit, I say RE-PAINT!

Roseanna said...

How about some large floor pillows in a fabulous tangerine color!

lyn. said...

If you can't have a tangerine chair, how about this pillow from 2modern for your couch...

http://2modern.com/modern-furniture/modern-pillows/Thomaspaul-Zinnia-Cotton-Pillow

alpana said...

i just oohed at the tangerine chair at CB2 today though the Boden chair is pretty snazzy!
ps. just found your blog. I love orange.

Katy said...

We found a rockin' orange chair @ Habitat from the 50's - I know what you mean - it's just fun to have a splash of orange!!

We have it in our living room, check it out...

http://eatdrinkanddecorate.blogspot.com/2009/06/ground-ginger.html

BTW - Precious blog!!

random-charm Cindy said...

Guess what?!? Apartment Therapy is running a contest for the orange Boden chair! Go sign up!!

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/at-sponsored-posts/win-the-boden-chair-and-ottoman-from-room-board-thursday-giveaway-091431?utm_source=Apartment+Therapy+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=3eb1498829-AT_Email_8_6_098_6_2009&utm_medium=email

Jess said...

Wow, cool! I entered. I'm certain I will win it. Not.

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