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Stylish Weekends | December 13, 2015 |

Armchair brunch:

Five of the cosiest chairs for weekend lounging

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If you can’’t devour a tasty weekend brunch from the comfort of your favourite armchair, where can you? Here are five cosy armchairs, fit for a relaxed weekend brunch – plus five recipe suggestions that fit them like a glove.

For outdoor types: Cox & Cox indoor outdoor hanging chair (£350)

Even when it’’s too chilly to eat outside, this hanging chair will give you a taste of those long-gone hammock days. Large enough to sink into with a mug of steaming coffee, it’’s well-cushioned too, for extended lounging.

Enjoy with: If you’’re looking for a fuss-free brunch, avocado on toast is a go-to, using simple ingredients. We love Anna Jones’ inspired range of recipes for avo toast, whichever way you like it.

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For vintage fans: Heal’’s Cocoon armchair (£2,395)

Inspired by cocktail chairs of the prohibition era, this low-backed chair is full of between-the-wars charm. It’’s available in 29 upholstery finishes but we love this midnight velvet.

Enjoy with: A timeless cocktail synonymous with brunch, enjoy a bellini as you lounge. We love this recipe from Nigel Slater for a classic peach bellini.

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For mid-century modernists: Skandium Heritage chair (£3,046)

Designed by Fritz Henningsen, this chair is a nod to both French imperial style and 17th century British furniture.

Enjoy with: A taste of Scandinavia should not be without the traditional smørrebrød. Easy to recreate in the kitchen, simply top with whatever you fancy – take inspiration from Stevie Parle’s’ Danish smørrebrød recipes, featuring smoked salmon fish cakes, cold roast beef and brown shrimp.

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For contemporary lazing: The Conran Shop Paola Navone’s gray 07 armchair (£2,150)

Two words: goose-down cushions. Need we say more? This chair focuses on comfort with its sturdy solid oak frame, plump seat and back cushions.

Enjoy with: If you’’re craving something slightly sweeter for lunch, go beyond the pastry and opt for traditional Swedish pepparkakor – a thin ginger biscuit. The Cutlery Chronicles has an easy recipe for you to recreate.

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For English traditionalists: Loaf pudding armchair (£795)

Handmade in Britain and long enough for the lengthiest of legs, this armchair makes for brilliant post-brunch snoozing.

Enjoy with: Before you nod off, indulge in a rich and smokey omelette Arnold Bennett, an elegant dish fine-tuned for (and hence named after) the famous novelist, after a prolonged stay at The Savoy. Turn your hand to Tom Kerridge’’s version, for a simplified version.

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Got your heart set on an armchair but want further ideas for your brunch menu? Get inspired with these stateside classics.

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Inspired by our brunch picks? Serve them on Jasper Conran’s Tisbury collection for Wedgwood - featuring a striking yet simple design that will enhance your chosen dishes - and enjoy in the depths of a cosy armchair.

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