Red velvet arm chair in sitting room with red wooden dresser, patterned rug and framed art on walls: Soft materials—rich velvet upholstery and a luxe alpaca throw—clustered with hard, shiny surfaces create intriguing tactile interplay (sort of makes you want to pet the furniture). Don’t be afraid to tuck a big, generous chair into a snug nook for an intimate reading spot.
The Ikea Ektorp Armchair is a dead ringer for the Pottery Barn version and at $250 it was a much more reasonable pursuit. It's Big, it's comfy and it's slipcovered so it's totally washable. You can't have a big comfy reading chair without an ottoman, so we bought the matching Ikea Bromma Ottoman at $99. It opens up for storage, a blanket and maybe a little pillow.
Le bleu gris élu couleur de l'année 2017, on dit oui !