That's not exactly how the song goes, but you get the idea. It's true . . . I'm in love (okay, maybe just serious "like") with a chair. The object of my desire? The Elkins Loop chair designed by famed decorator Frances Elkins in 1930. I recently saw this knock-off/reproduction in a local store, and I can’t get my mind off of it.


Granted, it's not the best reproduction (it was made in Indonesia), it has a small crack in the finish and I would change the fabric, but the price is right. They only have one left, and I have no idea where I'll put it . . . but I'm sure I could make it work.

I became obsessed with this iconic chair many moons ago. Can’t remember when. Too many design magazines have created a rut in my memory.


Mary McGee featured an Elkins Loop chair in her glamorous Beverly Hills bungalow.



Meg Braff threw some loops in a Hamptons house upping the wow factor even more.


And NY designer James Andrew thought the more loops the merrier!


If I can't have the Elkins Loop chair itself, I'm definitely leaning toward getting this beautiful rendering of one by artist Anne Harwell (known to design blog enthusiasts as Annechovie). For a mere $25 (plus shipping), it could be mine. Check out her Etsy shop here.

How about you . . . does the Elkins chair inspire you or leave you cold?


Photos courtesy of: My Interior Life, House Beautiful, House Beautiful, Style Redux and Annechovie.
 
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