What to do! DH brought home THIS!!!

(15 Posts)
Mapless Thu 23-Jun-16 10:23:05

A terracotta coloured armchair no less. He has placed it in pride position in a large Victorian bay window. (Following a bereavement).

For reasons I won't bore you with, the armchair can't go (for sometime anyway). It had been recently re-upholstered so he's not prepared to do that either.

On the positive side we will re-decorate before putting oak flooring throughout the ground floor. This is my opportunity to pare down the ugliness of it all. I really need some advice on how to make this all work. We have a grey marble fireplace, oak floor, eau de nil sofas and the terracotta chair. Help please!!! What can I put on the walls and other accents to make this work! Thanks

DarlingCoffee Thu 23-Jun-16 14:36:43

Cushions? A pretty throw? You have my sympathy it sounds ghastly

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 24-Jun-16 19:22:35

Maybe something will be spilt on it?
Or your friends will comment it's a "brave" look
Or he will realise it looks gopping?

Eau de nil sounds lovely.

Wait it out. Eventually he'll realise.

Mapless Sat 25-Jun-16 01:04:33

Thanks for the empathy. DH is not particularly visual so it'd probably stay forever!. I think one of the children might like it in their room...though there might be some fall out from this. Stupid to be bothered by it - but it has really changed the look of the room!

Catinthecorner Sat 25-Jun-16 01:43:15

Have someone drop a box of red wine on it when they visit? Set it alight?

NervousRider Sat 25-Jun-16 05:35:44

I think I'd declare it has the "children's chair" and encourage them to use it as much as possible i.e to sit on whilst eating ice cream on the hottest day, to stand on at the table whilst painting....

Hislopssloppyseconds Sat 25-Jun-16 05:43:34

You need a white throw or proper cover, you know to protect the dear old thing from ruin. You simply have to cover it up for its own good. wink

we need a photo

icklekid Sat 25-Jun-16 06:03:50

Picture definitely required...for inspiration of course!

Mapless Sun 26-Jun-16 22:19:23

Ha ha at using it as a painting/wine swilling chair. I'd gladly post but feeling a bit worried that I'd upset the relatives if they see it...

I think DH thought that I terracotta wouldn't be such an eyesore with eau de nil - and he's sort of right.

But but but how to make terracotta not look 15 yrs (? ) out of date??

Tinklypoo Sun 26-Jun-16 22:24:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mapless Wed 06-Jul-16 15:49:41

I think I have the answer!!! F and B's new colour Vardo - one wall, pale powder on other walls and cornforth white woodwork?

Am I crazy or does this sound good with the terracotta chair and eau de nil sofas?

www.farrow-ball.com/vardo/colours/farrow-ball/fcp-product/100288

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 15:56:48

www.fashioninteriors.co.uk/montgomery-kyra-terracotta-cushion-cover-5027368175459/p117240.html

Some cushions for the sofa that introduces a touch of terracotta? These ones are discontinued but you get the idea, or maybe a piece of artwork.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 16:01:08

These might work but are "forrin"

www.cushionsunlimited.co.nz/Cushion%20Ingrid%20Terracotta%2050x30.htm

PreAdvent13610 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:51:09

pintrest may be your friend

toots111 Sat 09-Jul-16 22:12:47

We have 'nan chair' in our house which my husband asked for when his nan died. It has huge sentimental value to him so I'm happy to keep it, but he's conceded it is pretty ugly, and when we can afford it we'll get it reupholstered. We'll still call it nan chair, it just won't have 25 years of fag stains on it smile any chance you could do that?

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