So, with his permission, I took it and ran. Travis was inspired by The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey. So I started there and looked for other bold furnishings, specifically seating, in picture books.
Behold, picture books in which furniture and decor take a front seat (har har):
BKF/Butterfly chair; butterfly chairs via Plux.
ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER: This is a stylish book all around. Just one example is that the far left pink-haired aunt sits in what resembles a Solair Chair in black.
Rosie’s peacock chair; peacock chair in natural via Anthropologie.
GASTON: That high back armchair! So French! Vibrant, floral, and perfect for reading!
(Thanks, Carter, for mentioning Gaston!)
MAUDE THE NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE SHRIMPTON: That hot pink settee! Pretty hot decor throughout this book!
Club chair/Wingback chair; Fireside armchair via Anthropologie.
Finally, Jon Klassen appears to have an affinity for wooden chairs (in addition to hats!) Here’s one in THE DARK.
Mismatched vintage chairs of all kinds via Unearthed Vintage. So rustic and pretty!
As you take a peek at your own picture books, do let me know if there are any stand-out furniture pieces!