It used to be that our homes were part of our place in life – somewhere we'd resort to between work and sleep – and simply put: we weren't in them much often unless we had to be. A worldwide pandemic changed all of that. Now, we're not only constrained to our homes but looking for new ways to furnish them, and the unsung hero of inspiration on the tip of everyone's tongue?
The 67-year-old model was ostensibly leading the Regencycore trend long before any of our Bridgerton binges. According to Instagram, the mom-of-two has been a long-time fan of the historical glamour, careful color coordination, and regal patterns.
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Her devotion is evident in her blue-and-white dining room chair with a gold-accented frame. It provokes the same Regency style – that was popularized in England in the early 19th Century – in an over-the-top fashion that remains reserved and subtle.
Now, the most intricate detail about Brinkley's interiors is the surrounding she has chosen to pair around this chair. Instead of opting for a complete set of matching chairs to correspond with her marble dining room table, she's gone ahead and introduced a vintage element into the room, opting for an array of different styles and wooden hues to complement her focal point.
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It's genius – and for those looking to follow similarly, Christie Brinkley's dining room ensemble is an exceptional blueprint on how-to.
Master the art of Regency-inspired decor like Christie Brinkley by incorporating any of the five chairs below. It's the most effortless way to infuse Bridgerton vibes into your home while receiving her supermodel-stamp-of-approval too.
See: Regencycore – Bridgerton starts a whole new luxury trend for interiors
Begin with a chair that's reminiscent of a family heirloom
Regal Manor Chenille Dining Chair (opens in new tab) l
Was $209.95, Now $188.95, at Raymour Flanigan
The luxurious details of this chenille dining chair (opens in new tab) characterize those of a cherished family heirloom. From the turned and sculpted front legs to the gold tipping to the paisley-patterned material, this chair brings sumptuous seating to the table.
Flirt with a chair that's pretty and practical
Round Back Paige Upholstered Dining Armchair (opens in new tab) for $399.99, at World Market
This class round-backed armchair (opens in new tab) crafted from American white oak offers carved detailing and a distressed finish to create a simple, sophisticated seating choice.
Opt for a fluted frame
Modway Crown Vintage French Upholstered Fabric Dining Armchair (opens in new tab)l
Was $388, Now $252.20, at Bloomingdales
The fluted wooden frame and elegant cabriole legs create a weathered vintage French-Inspired chair (opens in new tab), that's both charming and mostly modern.
Forge forward fearlessly with this two-toned masterpiece
Mackenzie-Childs Queen Bee Armchair (opens in new tab) for $5,995 at Perigold
Combine a little French flair with a bold color palette, and you’ve got a piece (opens in new tab) that’s fit for royalty. Made of masterfully carved European beech wood and hand-painted in Aurora, this chair is buzzing with details right on down to its honeycomb-patterned fabric.
Live luxuriously in this leather-accented rendition
Leathercraft 30" W Full Grain Leather Wingback Chair (opens in new tab) l
Was $3,980, Now $2,260, at Perigold
Between the kiln-dried hardwood frame, removable spring poly dacron cushions, and a variety of shades and patterns available, it's hard-pressed to find a chair more luxurious than this one. (opens in new tab)
Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.
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