Custom Windsor Accent Chairs
A well-decorated room needs a focal point. Custom accent chairs demand attention when people enter a room and make both a design and personal statement with style. Accent chairs can be custom made in an ultra modern mode or in a classical tradition, from red leather to natural smooth wood. If you are looking for a focal point for a traditional-styled room, consider a custom made Windsor chair, a design that originated in 17th century England that made its way to America and became an iconic representation of Colonial American furniture.
Windsor chairs have a delicate look but are in fact very stable. The seat provides stability to the upper and lower portions of the chair. The steam bent backrests and arms make the Windsor a very comfortable chair. Differences in the backrest designs characterize different styles of Windsor chairs. This variety makes the Windsor a versatile decorating choice. We’ll look at a few examples.
Windsor fan-back chairs typically have an arched top rail on the backrest. A custom made Windsor fan-back armchair, such as this one made from mahogany by Laurel Crown, would make a formidable accent piece in any room or could be used as a dining room chair.
Sack-back Windsor chairs typically have a rounded backrest. An armless Windsor chair, like this sack-back style beech wood Windsor chair by ECustomFinishes, would make an elegant and comfortable accent chair for an entry hall.
The continuous arm Windsor chair has a top rail and arms made from one stream bent piece of wood. This continuous arm Windsor chair by D. C. Nauman, Chairmaker & Cabinetmaker, was completed with aged milk paint and an oil finish, a typical characteristic of American Windsor chairs. This chair would make an excellent addition to a study as a desk chair.
A custom accent chair will bring out the individuality of any room in your home. One of the varieties of Windsor chairs is sure to add just the right focus to a traditional-styled room.