The best seat in the house could well be this Laguna Chair, a handsome update to the historic spool-legged chair. Also referred to as a Carver chair, the spool chair traces its origin back to John Carver, the founder of the Plymouth Colony, who reportedly owned one. Today, Mount Vernon’s Motif Designs reinterprets the coastal favorite with a choice of ebony (shown) or other finishes and the customer’s own material. Measuring 29” wide, 35” deep, and 39” high, it is priced at $1,495. Matching ottoman also available. To order: motif-designs.com.