Although spidey sense generally refers to something going wrong, something went very right for Tom Holland, the star of the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. A guest on a recent episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Holland discussed how excited he was about getting his first apartment and how he didn’t realize that there was so much involved in “kitting out a house,” as he says in his charming accent. I think that’s British for buying furniture and other things for the home.
To help him along, DeGeneres presented Holland with an early birthday gift of furniture from her collection, ED Ellen DeGeneres crafted by Thomasville, as well as bedding and other home goods. Not many people know that DeGeneres has designed the interiors of 7 properties during the past 10 years. Her passion for interior design led to her collaboration with Thomasville Furniture. She even published a book on interior design, so she has some cred.
One of the pieces of furniture DeGeneres gifted to Holland that really caught my eye was the Hillcrest Cane Back Chair. With a solid wood frame, cane back, and leather seat cushion, this chair is a fresh take on craftsman/mission style furniture with a mid-century modern vibe. Since I can’t resist the mission/mid-century vibe, this chair hit a number of pleasure points.
The chair is pure simplicity and comfort. Its sturdy front legs taper and meet the floor, creating a little bit of drama to complement this breezy chair and make it perfect for lounging. It features a loose down-blend seat back and the new, specially designed Ellen DeGeneres cushion — a high resiliency foam core topped with a luxurious blend of feather, down, and Trillium®, a super advanced material that provides the loft and resiliency of fiber fill with the cushy feel of feathers. Trillium® cushions are denser, retain shape better, and are hypoallergenic.
The gift also included the Hillcrest Ottoman, a functional piece that mirrors the style of the chair with its solid frame in a rich walnut finish and a pillow plush seat that makes it a relaxing companion to the Hillcrest Cane Back Chair. Together, these two pieces create the perfect place for reading, napping, or watching TV.
Inspired by the furniture in her own home, the pieces in the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection are classic, beautiful, and sophisticated with an aura of richness. The collection has a fresh, modern feel and is full of pieces that mix mid-century styling with Italian and Danish influences. It features walnut veneers in warm finishes that are complemented by bronzed glass, cane backs, and antiqued brass hardware. A nature-inspired palette completes the relaxed feel.
Select pieces from the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection, including the Hillcrest Chair and Ottoman, are available at Baer’s Furniture. You may not be able to do everything that Spider-Man can, but you can have the chair that Spider-Man has.