England Furniture Explores 5 of Our Favorite Iconic Chairs

We love creating quality, stylish chairs for all of our England Furniture customers, but we realize that some of the most famous chairs did not come out of the England Furniture plants nestled in the hills of Tennessee.  In this article we’re naming some our most favorite iconic chairs.


TEngland Furniture Iconic Chairs - Lincoln Memorialhe Lincoln Memorial

An American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial has Lincoln sitting on a chair that is 19 feet tall, 19 feet wide and made of 28 separate blocks of white Georgia marble.





England Furniture Iconic Chairs Whistlers Mothers ChairWhistler’s Mother’s Chair

Whistler’s Mother, is an oil painting by the American-born painter James McNeill Whistler who painted it in 1871.  The painting of Whistler’s mother in her chair is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States.






England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Captain Kirks ChairCaptain Kirk’s Chair

As captain of the starship Enterprise, Captain Kirk needed a place to make all of those tough decisions and his Starfleet-issued captain’s chair was the perfect place. It was a bold, confident, sci-fi, man-cave-ready kind of chair and replicas of it can still be found among Trekkies and Trek conventions everywhere.  Kirk’s chair sold for a cool $304,000 in 2002.






England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Thomas Jefferson Swivel ChairJefferson’s Swivel Chair

He may be standing in his memorial, but this author of the Declaration of Independence was also the creator of the swivel chair.  The swivel chair a chair with a single central leg that allows the seat to rotate 360 degrees to the right or left.  Jefferson’s swivel chair is now in the possession of the American Philosophical Society.








England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Coronation ChairCoronation Chair

Any chair can be a place for a special moment in our lives, but England’s coronation chair is for extremely special occasions!  The high-backed, Gothic-style armchair was carved from oak between 1297 and 1300 by carpenter Walter of Durham.  With the exception of Queen Mary II, all crowned English and British monarchs have been seated in this chair at the moment of their coronation since the 14th century.


England Furniture Prepares for High Point Market

High-Point-Market-April-2016The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show on the globe and two times a year it brings over 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina. England Furniture will be attending the 2016 Spring Market from April 16th – 20th.

Stay tuned for future posts that will showcase some of our High Point Market previews.

Get ready for “Next Generation England!”

Living Room: Decorating on a Budget

“You don’t have to spend a million to look like a million” 

This quote often rings true, and not only with personal style of dress, but with room decoration as well. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to make your living room look spectacular. Here are five of our favorite tips to give your living room some pizazz.

Plates Are for More Than Just Mealtime

Hanging plates is a design trick you’ve probably seen a million times, but perhaps never registered. They look lovely on a breakfront or your walls. You can choose from your own or go antiquing to find some special plates you’d want to display.

Make Your Own Art!

Frames have an amazing way of turning anything into art. Take some drawings you or your children drew back in grade school – even a letter to Santa or a home-made birthday or holiday card – and put it in a gorgeous frame.

Make Your Own Art! Part 2

Blank canvasses are not very expensive in art supply stores, and you can either paint them yourself with your favorite colors to match the room, or you can get the kids to create something special and heartfelt.


Take ordinary items from your favorite big box store and then wrap it in something like a map or an optician’s chart. Broadway show playbills or posters can be glued – and then varnished – onto end tables to give them more depth and artistic value.  Corks and/or labels from wine bottles can also be incorporated into a frame to make a beautiful wine label collage.  Anything is possible when you repurpose!

Candles and Candlesticks

In addition to the warm light they give off when lit, the right cluster of candles melted together becomes an ever-changing sculpture. As time goes on, you can add more candles allowing you to watch your art change and evolve.


Ideas for Living Rooms

Does your living room need a bit of updating?  Are you seeing some inspired decorating tips? Your living room redecorating doesn’t have to be a major project. With a few simple tips, you can completely change the look of your space, but still recognize it as your own!

Lighting Changes Shapes and Space

Changing up your living room’s lighting scheme can do incredible things for a room. If you have a main source of lighting, such as a ceiling lamp or row of track lighting, consider either replacing them with, or adding to them some floor and/or table lamps. Simply changing these focal spots of illuminations and shadows can make your room feel fresh and new.  It’s really a simple step with big results.

If you have track lighting, changing the position can also dramatically change the shape of the room and also create new focal points such as on a particular wall or a fireplace.

Make a Memory Wall

A good focal point of a living room is a wall dedicated to photos of family, friends, and mementos such as those “first drawings” by your children, or ribbons from school events.

A Book A Day

A recessed bookshelf as part of – or entirely using – one wall is like art in and of itself. Some homes come with recessed bookshelves, but it’s not difficult to construct your own. The wall can be a complete recessed shelf, or you could do staggering and protruding shelves up a wall which provides a more modern touch.

For classic living room design, use lots of books of all types to give a ‘cozy conservatory’ type of feeling, or use a few large hardbound books for a more contemporary feel.


Whichever design style you choose, make sure it’s yours. There are many styles available, and it’s up to you to choose just the right touches to make your living room into a true sanctuary, for your mind and your body.

England Furniture Wins Seven Seals Award

England Furniture recently won the Seven Seals Award from the National Guard. The Seven Seals Award is in recognition of a significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,700 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis.

We are honored to have won this award!


England Furniture Reviews the Rednour Series

The England Furniture Rednour series offers a versatile transitional look that suits quite a wide array of interiors. This petite sofa features an ever so slight tight camel back, tapered wood leg, and flared arm. Pair the sofa with the matching loveseat, chair, and ottoman for a whole room makeover. Available in your choice of 400+ fabrics to make it truly match your style.

England Furniture Reviews the Finneran Group

Our England Furniture Finneran group is just the right mix of sass and class. From its round shape to its button tufted back and its tapered wooden leg to its gently sloping track arm, this silhouette is curvaceous and courageous!  Make a true statement of your style by selecting from a vast array of available fabric combinations.  Available as a sofa, chair, and round sectional.


England Furniture Reviews the Yonts Collection


Our England Furniture Yonts collection is fresh yet familiar.  This style features a key arm, pyramid wood legs, clean lines and impeccable tailoring.  Available with an optional polished nickel nailhead trim.  Dress it up or down with your choice of over 400 fabrics and have it in your home in 30 days or less.   We offer a sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, queen sleeper, and sectional to complete your look.



England Furniture Reviews Tally Monroe Fabric and Marsala


Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, with our England Furniture Tally Monroe fabric. Tally Monroe is made with 100% polyesterone, it’s one of our latest introductions, , and its rich-red color looks great on our England Furniture pieces.

Online appearances of fabrics may not be representative of the actual manufactured product. Be sure to visit your local England Furniture dealer to view this fabric swatch in person and experience the beauty of Marsala.

England Furniture Reviews Pallisade Bordeaux Fabric and Marsala


Our Pallisade Bordeaux fabric is a great way to celebrate the 2015 Pantone Color of Year, Marsala.  This fabric is 100% polyester and looks great on many of our England Furniture offerings.

Want to see this Marsala-inspired pattern on your favorite England Furniture pieces?  Simply visit England Furniture and use our “Customize” tab.

Due to characteristics of this fabric, natural variations including shading may occur. These variations should not be considered flaws.