Designing with Adirondack Chairs



Known as a staple in rustic and cottage-style outdoor areas, the Adirondack chair was invented more than a century ago by a man who needed more seating for his vacation home in the Adirondack mountains. Although the chair has changed some in form since then, the sense of the original design still holds — a practical seating option that evokes memories of a lakefront weekend home or summer nights spent around a firepit. Click through these 20 inspiring images for ideas on how to style this archetypal outdoor chair.

Buccellato.design.llc.portfolio.exteriors.1500991830.515472
1 / 20

Lake Michigan Cottage: Renovated bungalow overlooking the dunes and beach. by Buccellato Design, LLC

Ccs.architecture.portfolio.1501112042.4902844
2 / 20

Located in Aptos, California with 2 primary buildings and recreation. Designed to work together as a country compound. by Cass Calder Smith | CCS Architecture

Burns.beyerl.architects.portfolio.exteriors.53
3 / 20

Shingle Style Beach House Exterior by bba ARCHITECTS

Staprans.design.portfolio.exteriors.1506213390.125575
4 / 20

Cedar Ceiling Entry with relaxing seatings by Staprans Design

Jaycox.architects.associates.portfolio.exteriors.1491935054.733003
5 / 20

Front Porch with Seating by Jaycox Architects & Associates

Haver.skolnick.architects.portfolio.exteriors.1490388738.9891171
6 / 20

A curving rustic cedar pergola supplies shade at the end of the pool. by Haver & Skolnick Architects

Bellwether.landscape.architects.portfolio.exteriors.1506115061.6511238
7 / 20

River Estate – Fire Pit by Bellwether Landscape Architects

Wade.weissmann.architecture.inc.portfolio.exteriors.1501107381.646962
8 / 20

Family lake house with fire pit on stone patio and nearby pool. by Wade Weissmann Architecture Inc.

101013.deep.river.partners.ltd.portfolio.exteriors
9 / 20

Beach House, Shingle Style, Exterior with Pool and Fire Pit by Deep River Partners, Ltd.

97234.kmid.kate.maloney.interior.design.portfolio.exteriors
10 / 20

Stone patio; Adirondack chairs; fire pit; hand painted side tables; chunky throw by KMID | Kate Maloney Interior Design

Slc.interiors.portfolio.exteriors.1490214997.3562958
11 / 20

Rocking chairs under this gorgeous wrap-around porch at beachfront property by SLC Interiors

101040.deep.river.partners.ltd.portfolio.exteriors
12 / 20

Waterfront Residence, Modern Rustic, Exterior Fire Pit and Deck by Deep River Partners, Ltd.

87578.hannah.childs.interior.design.portfolio.exteriors
13 / 20

Long Island Sound – Outdoor furniture by Hannah Childs Interior Design

D02c7fe6 fe6b 4f51 a415 556d811df785 evm.9671
14 / 20

Cozy up with a cocktail and a fire as your reminisce about your day on the water by Alene Workman Interior Design

Murphy.co.design.portfolio.exteriors.1497447457.2788084
15 / 20

Shingle Style Cape Cod by Murphy & Co. Design

94984.dennis.e.zirbel.architect.portfolio.exteriors
16 / 20

Martis Camp Modern Home, Firepit by Dennis E. Zirbel, Architect

Staprans.design.portfolio.exteriors.1506213386.7675393
17 / 20

Terraced Garden completed with Fire Pit by Staprans Design

Blaze.makoid.architecture.portfolio.exteriors.1501110736.9201152
18 / 20

Morris Cove Waterview by Blaze Makoid Architecture

91093.lisa.michael.interiors.portfolio.exteriors
19 / 20

Master Bedroom Terrace with water view by Lisa Michael Interiors

Wade.design.architects.portfolio.exteriors.1490300367.2857223
20 / 20

Side Patio Napa Cabin by Wade Design Architects

©