The Isla Cocktail Chair
Have you met Isla?
Born in 2017, our first Isla chair came in 5 gorgeous shades: citrus, charcoal, emerald, blush and teal. Of course we fell in love with her immediately, but we didn't predict how popular she would become with so many customers!
An instant hit, Isla quickly stole hearts across the UK with her gently curving edges, smooth wooden legs, and wink to vintage style. She presented unlimited possibilities to people wanting a decorative occasional chair, a comfy spot at the dressing table, or a beautiful addition to their reading nook.
Our customers were smitten, and we knew the only way was up - and out! We expanded our Isla chair range to include a host of new colours to give every home more coordination options, and introduced bold animal prints for customers wanting to make a different kind of statement.
The Isla chair in all its colours and patterns is one of our best loved items, with a whopping 90% of customers that reviewed their chair giving it 5 stars, and 96% of customers rating it 4 stars or above.
So why do people love our Isla Chair so much?
The words "beautiful", "looks expensive", "lovely", and "stylish" come up a lot, and we've even had an "opulent" from one happy customer, but it's not just Isla's eye-catching looks that have people raving. We're pleased to say that comfort also gets a regular shout-out - after all, a soft, supportive and super comfy seat is what we all want!
Our exquisite colour range is another reason the Isla has found a place in the hearts and homes of so many. Whether you want a statement piece that pops against a contrasting background, or a chair that blends beautifully with your carefully curated décor, our choice of colours and patterns provides all the choice you'll need.
As a functional piece of furniture, it's highly versatile and will live happily anywhere in your home. Add an extra spot in the living room, or use it to drape tomorrow's killer outfit over in your getting-ready-to-go space. You could even place one in the hallway to make the simple act of putting your shoes on a more fabulous event.
Did we mention quality? This is something you'll see lots of our customers mention, from the silky soft velvet feel of the upholstery to the elegant tucks, the button back, the inviting plumpness of the just-right filling, and the stylish angle of the sturdy wooden legs.
Here's what people are saying about Isla:
Woodsleighroc - ★★★★★
Bought this teal chair with pale beech legs for a bedroom and at the same time bought the blush pink version with dark legs - i swapped the legs over as I thought the colours went better. My daughter has ‘stolen’ the pink one for her nursery and the teal one is in my lounge. Love both of them! Good price too.
Lisa - ★★★★★
I adore this chair especially in the pink. Looks far more expensive than it is. The material is really nice. Will be purchasing another one in a different colour for another room.
JA2508 - ★★★★★
Love this chair which added a dash of colour to my living room space. Lovely quality chair at a great price. Highly recommend if your looking for a quality accent chair. Will be buying another for my bedroom.
M_Caruana - ★★★★★
Love the chair, looks great in our bedroom. Gives it the wow factor.
Young Professionals 101 - ★★★★★
We have bought 4 of these chairs 2 green & 2 blue. So beautiful to look at & comfortable to sit on. Very good quality for price.
Anthea - ★★★★★
Bought this chair to finish my newly decorated living room off. It is a lovely burnt orange colour ,which gives a lovely splash of colour to my grey and teal room. Very good quality. The service from dunelm was excellent , especially as it was just as shops had reopened after lockdown
What came next?
Our Isla chair is just like your favourite going out outfit - looks wonderful as it is, but with the right accessories it reaches a new level. So once Isla became the hit of the season (and every season thereafter), we set about designing some equally lovely complementary pieces to keep her company.
Our Clara cushions come in a range of colours designed not to match but to complement our Isla shades - everyone gets their time to shine with this set up. Design Director Debbie, tells us the rectangular Clara cushion is the perfect size and shape to sit comfortably in the small of the back while you're using the chair, and sits just below the beautiful back detailing to show it off when the chair isn't in use.
For those of us who are only sitting comfortably when our feet are up, we also created a matching range of Isla pouffes. Neat and petite in a cylindrical shape, find a perfect colour pairing for your chair or mix things up with a different shade - the resulting comfort will be the same in any combination.
Love the velvet, but not sure about the shape?
Velvet is highly sought after thanks to its dreamy softness, visual richness and that hint of vintage style that makes it perfect for adding retro glamour to your home. If you love the look but you're not sure on Isla's shape, you might want to check out her style sisters: Matilda, Vivian, Kendall and Grace.