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Meet Cecil (and Obie)

Cecil Armchair

I’ve had a few new deliveries over the past few months courtesy of MADE, the last being a bit of a biggie, so thought i’d share some piccies with you, because i’m nice like that.

“Meet Cecil. A sophisticated armchair in a stylish mid-century shape designed for a contemporary home.” Cecil Armchair

Cecil caught my eye a couple of months ago. It’s such an iconic shape, with those tufted buttons and visible solid oak frame. Not to mention the plush velvet hues and soft leathers on offer.

I literally had no room for this chair anywhere at home, but I needed some of that grass green velvet in my life. You might remember me writing about Pantone’s colour of the year; Greenery a few months ago. Cecil Armchair

Isn’t Cecil a dreamboat?!

Now, green isn’t a colour I would have necessarily chosen for this room, given that it’s teal (not blue as the pictures might suggest), but the green doesn’t half pop off those walls. I rather like it.

Dark bedroom

Our bedroom already had a few MADE pieces in there including the oak Ledger Wardrobes, the Tangle ceiling light….

… the Ogilvy wall light and Mavek cushion. But for now i’ve got all the heart eyes for Cecil. I’m keeping tabs on Chooch the cat as she’s very fond of velvet, and ruining it.

Mid century velvet armchair

Oh Cecil, you are a looker.

And he’s real comfy you know with its feather filled seat cushion, and the low back means it’s perfect to squeeze into a room of smaller proportions. Our house is a mid-century number, so it makes sense to stick with mid-century scale furniture.

Say hi to Obie too, yes the brass floor lamp with black marble base is from MADE too, adding much needed illumination to this side of the bedroom. I absolutely love the simplicity of the design and it sure does kick out a fab light for reading (and finding contact lenses on the floor).

Green velvet armchair

So there you have it, you’ve seen the latest additions to chez Making Spaces. What do you think of Cecil? I’ve got a few friends lined up to come and meet Cecil soon, because some of my friends are as sad as I am.



  1. Oh my. You have just made me google velvet armchairs. Love the retro design and the deep green shade. Looks sooo good with the dark walls. Lovely post.

  2. Love the shape of this armchair and the way it pops against your blue wall – fab contrast! x

  3. Oh it’s beautiful (you know I have a real thing for velvet, always have) and it just looks fabulous against your walls. The style fits right in too. I have to say, I have quite a few things from Made and think they have some great stuff. I just purchased a velvet armchair from them myself and I love it xx

  4. Claire Coulson says

    I have been eying up the orange one of these for a while now. All the heart eyed emojis.

    • Karen Knox says

      Ooh nice. I’ve got an orange one going into a project at the mo 🙂

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