Fraser Cross-Stitch Chair by Polly Granville

UK-based company Polly Granville takes old pieces of furniture and restores and reinvents them into more contemporary designs. By restoring original frames or rebuilding pieces and adding new upholstery, every single piece has its own personality. They work with local craftspeople and upholsterers to get the most creative results possible.

This particular piece caught my eye. It’s an oversized chair (a chair and a half) – the perfect place to snuggle with that special someone. But it was the upholstery that really draws me to this piece — I love the large sunset scene and the tree-motif buttons. The placement of the large nature scene is also an interesting decision… they could have put it on the seat or the back, but using the side panel of the chair seems more appropriate. I think that the details – like the contrast piping and tree detail on the front right panel – are what makes this a standout.

If you have a spare chair from grandma sitting in your living room that could use a new life, you can contact them!

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.