It's rare for me to see a chair and not secretly fantasize about making it over, but if these twins were mine I would love them just the way they are.
The editors of Vogue's Book of Etiquette might even describe them as well-mannered and warm because the barrel-back chairs tend to put people at ease.
In fact, when they showed up in a previous post, some of you wanted to know more about them. They were found by the owner while browsing antique shops in Augusta, Georgia. She has a thing for olive green, so the time-worn leather upholstery attracted her. Not too big and not too small, the chairs also have classic style elements that have endured since the ancient era: back legs shaped like sabers and front legs reminiscent of an animal's form.
Above all, they are inviting. "Even men with long legs can sit in the chairs comfortably and the kids actually love to sit in them and read while they wait for carpool in the morning," says the owner.
In my experience leather -- and antiques -- can be very kid-friendly so I wanted to share these pictures that show the chairs in action. I also received a question about the paint color in the background. It's Benjamin Moore's "Nantucket Gray," which the homeowner says reads as green, at least in her living room.