Slipper Chair

May 4, 2010 at 8:23 AM 4 comments

You may be wondering what a slipper chair is. It is traditionally a low chair with a high back which is armless; it can be great when used as an accent chair in a living room, for a desk, a vanity or in a bedroom. I like to remember slipper chairs as chairs that you can slip right off of because they are missing the arms. However, I believe they received such a name because they are low to the ground and so it was easy for ladies to sit down and take off their slippers. A much more refined answer to the name. I have been admiring slipper chairs recently and I wanted to share some of the photos that have providing me with inspiration. My local Salvation Army has a slipper chair in a bad state for $15 that could be re-upholstered and be a real gem. I’m considering taking the plunge and purchasing the chair; if I do I’ll show you the before and afters.

slipper chairs

Billy Baldwin’s apartment – the slipper chair in white. Photo via: Patricia Gray

Photo via Studio Annetta

Slipper Chair After

Photo Via Southern Living

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Belle Slipper Chair available at Pierre Deux for $1,395

Hadley Skirted Slipper Chair: Martha Stewart

Ikat Slipper Chair in Indigo available at Urban Outfitters for $325

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beatrice  |  May 4, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Go for the Salvation Army chair then study upholstery repair on line. $15.00 is a bargain as long as you can sit in the chair.

  • 2. mom  |  May 4, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    The green and white chair in the garage that was in your room and was in my room when I had your room is a slipper chair and is your when you move back.
    Love, Mom
    PS wonderful to talk to you yesterday. Have a happy day.

  • 3. Katy  |  May 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    We have a slipper chair in our living room that we call the queen’s chair. Only my mom is allowed to sit in it. Guess who came up with the name!! I love these chairs, no arms means you can squeeze two onto it when necessary!

  • 4. Glynnis  |  May 4, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    I love the slipper chairs. Lovely proportions….


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