Island Seating

I am always checking out furniture when I go on vacation and

I try to recreate the look in my home.

I love the coastal look of this chair. 

This particular one was at a hotel restaurant in

Turks and Caicos,

but Stanley Furniture’s Coastal Living Collection 

has some similar ones which I LOVE!

Here are some great island looking barstools

 that I would love to have!

Here are some more. 

 I wouldn’t mind that whole counter area either…

if I had a beach house!

I have always adored the traditional British Colonial

curled arm look like on this chair.

That’s why I have this one in my living room. 

My chair has a bit more of a contemporary take on the look

but it is the only one I could find 12 years ago when I was looking. 

Since then, Ethan Allen and others have come up with some great variations.

Here is a cute little Dutch Colonial bench

I wouldn’t mind having.

And of course you can’t beat the look of Seagrass,

 when trying to re-create that island feel.

 They look great with a dark wood table.

I love my Seagrass Pottery Barn wingback chairs. 

Such great curves and nice and high in the back.

But I consider this to be the

“best seat in the house!”

Did you ever copy the look of any furniture you saw on vacation?

Linking up to:

Modern Country Style – Inspiration Journey Linky Party

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  1. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜
    March 14, 2011 / 2:08 am

    Yes in fact we copied a style. After visiting Arizona around 7 years ago. We became very inspired by Spanish flair and culture. So a lot of what we have and what we do is inspired from a vacation. Thanks for joining my newbie party…have fun. I have this party weekly so I hope to see you again.

  2. Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    March 14, 2011 / 2:13 am

    Lovin' all those chairs, especially the seagrass!! 🙂

  3. Grace @ Sense and Simplicity
    March 14, 2011 / 3:03 am

    I love your colonial chair. I can't say I have copied any styles I've seen on vacation, but then I rarely buy furniture.

  4. Magpies and Magnolias
    March 14, 2011 / 3:04 am

    I love it. I'll take it all, thank you!

  5. The Polka Dot Closet
    March 14, 2011 / 3:35 am

    At first I thought that was your bar…Wow. I ended up with a shabby chic house after looking at a model home in shabby that I loved!! I found you at Debbie Doos, I am your newest follower, hope you can visit and follow me back.Carol

  6. Judy
    March 14, 2011 / 1:26 pm

    I love all of those chairs. Everything looks awesome. I saw you over at Debbie's. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  7. Libby
    March 14, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    I think I have been somewhat influenced by all my travels. I grew up on the coast and it seems no matter where I live, I like a little coastal cottage mixed in. Discovered you through Debbiedoos newbie party!

  8. michelle
    March 14, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    I love looking at different decor and furniture when I am on vacation and trying to bring some of the looks home as well! I love all your inspirations I have to say that I love that last picture, that would be the best seat in house! :)Thank you so much for your sweet comment today! I hope you find some more oars! 🙂

  9. Tammy@Beatrice Banks
    March 14, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I definitely think you have the best seat in the house! I also love the British Colonial style chair. Great post! Just found you via Debbie's party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.Have a great week!Tammy

  10. Ann-Marie ~ Brambly
    March 15, 2011 / 1:30 am

    Great pieces!Yes, I have been inspired by the decor on many of my vacations-especially at quaint bed and breakfasts or boutique hotels.Brambly has changed a bit over the years according to where I've been.Have a wonderful evening!Ann-Marie

  11. Anu@My Dream Canvas
    March 15, 2011 / 4:37 am

    You have a beautiful blog. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas:-)

  12. theLENNOXX
    March 15, 2011 / 8:41 am

    Such lovely inspiration. Love the color of the chair in the first image. Isn't it amazing that even though you got that chair 12 years ago, it could not look more contemporary today??!! Great job at finding a timeless piece!xo Linda

  13. Sarah @ Modern Country Style
    March 15, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    I love the seagrass chairs too. I wonder whether they'd be scratchy on my legs!! Is that a bit wimpy?!I'm your new follower. I LOVE that hammock!Sarahx

  14. CalypsoInTheCountry
    March 17, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments! I got a little behind this week but I will try to get back to all of you with a message on your blogs!

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