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Beautiful in Black and White — House Beautiful’s 4th Annual Chair Chase

By Skfsullivan @spectacularlyd

It’s time to pile the truck with gorgeous chairs and hit the road – House Beautiful’s 4th Annual Chair Chase is on!

This year Hollywood is the destination and black and white is the starring color combo.  Jump to the bottom for the full how-to-play information.

Here are SpecD’s pairings of our favorite black and white classics and a selection of the House Beautiful chairs that will be given away next week.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE

“Rebecca” Academy Award Best Picture 1941

Chair: Grace Home’s Duke of Devonshire chair

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Why? Dowager Duchess Deborah Vivien Cavendish, née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford, wed the Duke wed her Duke in 1941.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House”

Chair: American Leather’s Tori Chair

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Why: Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) could use some contemporary comfort in the dilapidated shack that his wife Murial (Myrna Loy) is pouring their money into.


BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“All About Eve”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Ekorne Stressless Dream Recliner

Why: After one of those  ”Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” evenings, Margo Channing is going to want to sleep it off come morning.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“All About Eve”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chairs: Duralee Riverside Chair, Target Mid Century Modern Zig Zag Chair, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Draper Chair

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Why: Max Fabian, Eve Harrington, Miss Claudia Caswell, Addison DeWitt, blameless Bill and conniving Karen — all with no place to sit. Plus this lugubrious evening could use some jazzing up.


BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Citizen Kane”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Room Service’s Riviera Chairs

Why: When only grandeur will do.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Wuthering Heights”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: La-Z-Boy Dane Low Profile Recliner

Why: Wing chair to ward off drafts, comfort for all the tromping across the moors, and the fabric’s turbulent swirls evoke the stormy setting

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Mildred Pierce”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Palecek Hollywood Oval Back Side Chair

Why: Veda’s aspirations for wealth and glamour

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“To Kill a Mocking Bird”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Michael Aram Skeleton Chair

Why: Just like Boo Radley, looks scary but is actually as nice as nice can be

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Shanghai Express”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Lane Venture Havana Lounge Chair

Why: Outdoor natural wicker is what’s needed in steamy climes

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“The Fountainhead”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Side Tables: Caesarstone Occasional Tables in Motivo Crocodile

Why: Strong and solid, just like architect Howard Roark

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Now Voyager”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Lee Industries Wing Chair 

Why: Traditional spinster Charlotte Vale gets a glamorous make-over, just like this wing chair in chic Ikat Coal fabric

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Sunset Boulevard”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Frontgate Donatella Arm Chair

Why: The imperial profile of this throne befits the world’s greatest star — Norma Desmond was big, it’s the pictures that got small.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Joan Crawford, screen goddess

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Michael Amini Hollywood Swank Vanity Bench

Why: Mommy Dearest loved to preen in front of her mirror.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Errol Flynn, legendary swordsman 

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Room and Board Zinc Chair

Why: Masculine and beautiful.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Suddenly Last Summer”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Kravet’s Oberlin Chair

Why: Although wealthy harridan Violet Venable wants to lobotomize her niece, the interior furnishings of her New Orleans manse are impeccable.

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
“Wizard of Oz”

BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE — HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL CHAIR CHASE
Chair: Bernhardt Connor Chair

Why: There’s no place like home, and I’d love to have this one in mine.

FOLLOW THE CHASE — WIN A CHAIR!

Celebrating the glory days of cinema, House Beautiful’s “Beautiful in Black & White” chair scavenger hunt takes place in LA on March 6th and 7th. Twenty gorgeous chairs (and a pair of stone end tables) will be placed in iconic locations around the city.  Follow the program on Twitter @housebeautiful #hbchairs to know when and where to go.

Check out all the chairs in this flip book on House Beautiful.com

Find out how you can win online on House Beautiful.com.

Visit other chairs and movies on Dec-A-Porter, Maison 21, Style Beat, Beach Bungalow 8, Bit o Honey and Casa Diseno.

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