Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored as Little Sits kindly sent me a complimentary chair in exchange for writing about them. All editorial and opinions are my own.
My love obsession with Louis XVI chairs goes back a long way. I scored the antique French pair in our living room at a Belgian antiques market years ago and recently had them reupholstered in a ballet slipper pink. They never fail to make my heart smile so I’m sure you can imagine the flippity-flop my heart did when I discovered Little Sits – a company that designs custom petite chairs handcrafted in Italy! I was instantly in love and immediately imagining all the different colors and fabrics to create the perfect heirloom chair for our sweet toddler. Working with Susan and Muffin was a joy and we absolutely adore W’s brand new Little Sits chair. I’m so excited to share all the details with you today.
Muffin Lemak and Susan Palma, the co-founders and owners of Little Sits, are experienced interior decorating partners and after hearing client requests for small beautiful chairs for children, the idea for Little Sits was launched. After lots of research, they decided to use a chair maker in Italy that handcrafts chairs from beechwood. The chairs are then painted, monogrammed and upholstered in Dallas. Customers can choose from designer fabric styles and combinations that are featured on Little Sits’ website and Instagram page or they can design a custom look with any fabric of their choice.
I saw the blue and white gingham check style on their Instagram page and knew the timeless look would be perfect for our home. I opted for a different monogram style because I loved the look of a bold, single letter and I am beyond impressed with the final result.
I personally love how seamlessly W’s special new chair flows with the other decor and furniture in our living room. His neighboring playroom may overflow with vibrant (and perhaps some garish) toys but I am committed to keeping our living room looking as sophisticated as possible with a toddler on the loose and this little chair balances sweetness and elegance just beautifully.
These little chairs make the perfect gift for children, parents, grandparents, godparents, baby shower gifts and even for pets. I am personally so impressed with the quality and attention to detail and, God willing, I hope to one day see this chair grace the home of our family’s future generation.
One of the sweetest details of these chairs are the brass engraved plaques on the backs that feature the child’s (or children’s) name and birth date.
I had to include this last photo of W. Whenever he sees the “big camera” around my neck, he knows that usually means I want to take his picture and I often give him a book to read in a chair. So, mid-way through our shoot, he decided to round up his toy goose and camera and began a photo shoot of his own. Say cheese!
PS. Susan so kindly included the book she wrote with her sister, “Sophistication is Overrated,” and I had to share because it is such a hoot and some of the recipes sound downright amazing. I’m looking forward to diving in deeper and trying some of the yummy desserts soon.
Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.