All of designer Claire Paquin's selections for this little girl's bedroom are comfortable and classic. For example, these matching barrel-backed armchairs are sophisticated enough for a teen yet are a fabulous addition for a three-year-old child. And who doesn't love a touch of hot pink for a sweet little girl?
With its brick barrel ceiling and rough stone walls, this dining room could double as a wine cellar. Heavy, hand-carved dining chairs surround a wood dining table under the glow of a filigreed chandelier.
A beautiful blend of traditional lines and textiles defines the refined sitting room. Red barrel chairs inject a bold accent color into the buttercream space, while framed coral adds a dash of coastal style.
A small grouping of barrel chairs and loveseat create a little spot to stop and enjoy the gardens. Lush lawns and mulch walkways weave throughout the cedar grove, creek and limestone ledges of this Dallas, Tex., property.
This living room oozes style thanks to a mod-looking sofa, barrel chair and yellow coffee table. A Restoration Hardware South American cowhide tile rug defines the seating area, while three pieces of framed artwork adorn the wall.
The flat projection aluminum awning over this balcony makes the space feel like an additional room. A metallic coffee table is positioned between two gray barrel chairs and a reclaimed wooden bench, while a metal wire railing encloses the space.
A little color goes a long way in this elegant living room seating area where orange throws and plump white pillows adorn matching barrel chairs. The symmetrical styling keeps the look polished and relaxed, while framed classical art anchors the design.
Yellow and white make a lovely color combination for this master bedroom and adjoining sitting area. The casually draped window treatments are a perfect complement with the more formal barrel chairs and coral pedestal table for a slightly romantic look and feel.
Classic Mies van der Rhoe Barcelona chairs in white leather contrast with French modern loveseats in linen velvet, and hand-painted linen sheer draperies framing Natural Conrad shades. Hand-painted Nomi fabric on barrel chairs which flank fireplace coordinate with custom wool area rug.
An eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories juxtaposes against the traditional architecture of this Boston home. Teal barrel chairs flank the classic fireplace, and a trio of metallic gold tables are grouped together in the center of the room. Abstract art adds color to the space.
The dropped ceiling over the bed area create a cozy enivornment of clean white linens and contemporary white furnishings. Over the seating area, the ceiling soars and features exposed wood beams. Woven barrel chairs pair with a plush sofa to create a sitting and TV watching space.
A sleek wooden table with glass legs is paired with a combination of neutral chairs and plaid barrel chairs for a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. A cool, contemporary chandelier adds an abstract quality to the space, while a built-in china cabinet provides much-needed storage for the family's dishes.
“We opted for a durable, solid wood dining table from Crate & Barrel for this casual eat-in kitchen nook. It’s perfect for family meals and works equally well for homework or crafts,” says the designer of this project. When matching table and chairs, she says, “always consider the leg finish of your dining chairs: They should be in the same tone family as your dining table. A few shades lighter or darker is fine, as long as the underlying hue is similar.”