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

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

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Shingle Style Beach House Exterior by bba ARCHITECTS
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Cedar Ceiling Entry with relaxing seatings by Staprans Design
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Front Porch with Seating by Jaycox Architects & Associates

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

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River Estate – Fire Pit by Bellwether Landscape Architects
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Family lake house with fire pit on stone patio and nearby pool. by Wade Weissmann Architecture Inc.
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Beach House, Shingle Style, Exterior with Pool and Fire Pit by Deep River Partners, Ltd.
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Stone patio; Adirondack chairs; fire pit; hand painted side tables; chunky throw by KMID | Kate Maloney Interior Design

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Rocking chairs under this gorgeous wrap-around porch at beachfront property by SLC Interiors
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Waterfront Residence, Modern Rustic, Exterior Fire Pit and Deck by Deep River Partners, Ltd.
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Long Island Sound – Outdoor furniture by Hannah Childs Interior Design

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Cozy up with a cocktail and a fire as your reminisce about your day on the water by Alene Workman Interior Design
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Shingle Style Cape Cod by Murphy & Co. Design

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Martis Camp Modern Home, Firepit by Dennis E. Zirbel, Architect
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Terraced Garden completed with Fire Pit by Staprans Design

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Morris Cove Waterview by Blaze Makoid Architecture

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Master Bedroom Terrace with water view by Lisa Michael Interiors
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Side Patio Napa Cabin by Wade Design Architects