If you look at any home interior magazines, decorator blogs, or TV show in styles that are traditional, modern, or country cottage, I think you'll find one thing in common with all of them...
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm currently somewhat obsessed with wingback chairs. I LOVE them, their lines, their dignity and timelessness. *Love* I really want to get two matching wingbacks for our living room, but I need to raise some more Wingback Capital. I've even made a wingback inspiration album. I thought I'd share some of my favorites taking a look at some current trends.
French Linen, Burlap, Coffee Bag Wingback
Popularized by Restoration Hardware and the "deconstructed" movement among decorators, I personally LOVE this style, and would take any one (or two) of these.
Subway Lettering Trend
Now there's even been a revival of Wingback Beds, which I absolutely love. My husband, who doesn't really care one way or another, stops everytime we're out and about and says, "I bet you like that bed."
It can be masculine with a tweed, linen or burlap
Or feminine with tufting or luxury fabrics like velvet or toile
And you can even make your own!
Or in Leather
Or even Seagrass
Or get the Seagrass Wingback Chair
I'm still on the (bargain) hunt for my two matching wingbacks, but I've got a price limit to work with. I've been trolling Craigslist, which is a great place to find them, and area consignment shops. I'm also checking out upholsters in my area. In some cases, it would be a lot better deal to buy a cheaper Wingback or pair off of Craiglist and have it professionally reupholstered. You've got check the prices on that first, factoring in the investment of the piece of furniture, making sure it has a sturdy frame, also factoring in the cost of fabric and upholstery, but you could end up with a great deal and a very unique piece. If you're crafty, you could also make your own slipcover from scratch or you could buy a slipcover, and tailor it using upholstery tacks.