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fine furniture in picture books
A few weeks ago, Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes tweeted that he wanted to read a blog or blog post about furniture in picture books.
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):
MEMORY OF AN ELEPHANT: A Charles and Ray Eames DSW chair appears on the first spread of this one-of-a-kind book and the mid-century modern furniture cameos continue.
Eames DSW chair; fiberglass chairs via Modernica.
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.
Solair Chair; solair chair via styleNorth.
Rosie’s peacock chair; peacock chair in natural via Anthropologie.
GASTON: That high back armchair! So French! Vibrant, floral, and perfect for reading!
Wingback Chair; Lotus Blossom Wingback Chair via Anthropologie.
(Thanks, Carter, for mentioning Gaston!)
MAUDE THE NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE SHRIMPTON: That hot pink settee! Pretty hot decor throughout this book!
Hot pink settee; hot pink settee via Decor Me Happy.
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.
And there’s a lovely, ornate one in EXTRA YARN as well.
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!