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Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture sofas and pieces of art from earlier periods the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn to create a beautifully aged design scheme.

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workplaces. In the workplaces we are supposed to be alert hence the office furniture is designed to be alert at work. They keep your body in a manner which will keep you from relaxing.

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The eclectic look is a great choice for some people. You can choose eight or nine chairs that do not match. If you really want to throw people off let just two of the chairs match say two natural finished oak rockers. After that let anything go. Choose your furniture not based on whether it matches or fits the color scheme but based on what you like if it is comfortable. Visit second hand stores and yard sales. Just always be on the lookout for some new special find to add to your collection. As long as it is sturdy and comfortable you can always recover or repaint an item.

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This item of furniture can really take the edge off a tough day at the office or if you have been toiling in the garden. Chaise lounges are available in a multitude of designs styles and colors which makes finding one that will fit in with your surroundings an easy task. The unique design of a chaise lounge makes it an extremely comfortable place to kick back and unwind and whether your choice is for inside the home or outside they are a very functional addition.

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The history of these chairs can be traced back several hundred years to 16th century Europe and the term "chaise lounge" is derived from the French term "chaise longue" which translates to "long chair". For most of their history these chairs were usually reserved for the wealthy for two primary reasons. Chairs especially those that well designed were almost always reserved for authority figures during this period of history with crude wooden benches and stools being used by everyone else. However this reason was often secondary as money was often a bigger factor. The average person living in Europe during the 16th and 17th century simply couldn´t afford such extravagant furniture and as such these chairs were far more common in upper income households.

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Chaise Styles. Homeowners have many choices in chaise lounges including the following styles: One-arm chaise lounges obviously feature just one supporting arm either on the left or the right. This harks back to the Victorian times when the lounge was a place for a woman to appear relaxed and yet sophisticated. Armless chaise lounges are designed to conform to the natural body shape thus eliminating the need for the arms. The head and neck are supported by the back of the furniture while the body is supported by the seat itself.

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The LC3 Grand Modele Armchair is a stylish choice for any Living Room. Designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand the LC3 is a bold modern chair with a linear chrome-plated tubular steel frame and boxy cushions. Le Corbusier was a pioneer in the Modernist architecture movement of the 1920´s and 1930´s. The fundamental principles of this style were the expression of volume over mass balance over symmetry and the rejection of applied ornament. The LC3 is a beautiful expression of these Modernist elements combining soft inviting seating with strong linear elements.

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The Herman Miller Company was one of the first American manufacturers to produce modern furniture in America and is considered an influential pioneer in the modernist furniture movement of the mid-century. An iconic chair designed in 1958 that is still embraced by consumers today is the Eames Aluminum Management Chair a modern yet classic choice for any Home Office. It features a sleek aluminum frame and rolling base with a simple streamlined leather sling seat that conforms to the body.

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