Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Chair to Ponder

I shared my glee over my new couch yesterday, and all your comments were wonderful and I was full of couch warm fuzzies and love for my fellow slipcover fans and screamin' deal lovers in the world. It was a happy day.

Now though, I've got to figure out what to do with the room. First issue at hand: we did lose some seating when we sold that sectional. On the flip side, we gained lots of space in a room that suddenly feels larger than I ever recall it being. So naturally, the wheels in my head started turning, much to my husband's chagrin.
 
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My front room has only a gigantor chair and a half (that is fabulous for reading or snuggling) and a piano... no real seating there. So this living room needs to accommodate at least a few people (on account of all the swingin' parties we host... in my dreams).

Here's what I imagined for the space:
(ignore the kitchen/dining areas, as this is my "final vision" and nowhere in my kitchen does there exist a peninsula or bar stools right now. wah.)

See? I obviously need a couple chairs for the space. Obviously. (and, you know, something in that outside corner to the left of the couch. Let's worry about that another time though.)

So, um... what about this? Because I sifted through what felt like thousands of gorgeous chairs (several of which popped up on Finding Fabulous's roundup of upholstered beauties today)... and I liked a lot of them, but then I stumbled across this one and my heart went pitter patter.

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It has color, but it's low contrast and subtle; nothing that will dominate the room or look dated in a couple years. The floral design is elegant but also a bit edgy if you look close -- the design actually has that raw edge/ragged appearance of an ikat fabric.
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I think I might be in love. What say you?

11 comments:

  1. Anna,

    Did you use any special software to create your diagram?? I like it very much!!!

    Mercedes

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    1. One more kudo for the software - off to check it out!
      ~ Dana

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  2. Thanks Mercedes! I just used this site: http://www.urbanbarn.com/the-make-room

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    1. Oh, Anna, thanks for including that site! (I just did our living room - in no time flat. Our HORRIBLY crowded LR. My husband mentioned he wanted to move stuff around and I just tried it virtually. It WORKS! I'm surprised and really pleased. Thank you so much.

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  3. Where am I going to rest my glass of white (heavy sigh) wine? There are no arms!

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  4. On a table, maybe? ;) Look at Miss Debbie Downer over here! Haha :) XO

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  5. I like that chair, and the diagram! I bought an armless chair similar in size to that one from Target.com a couple years ago but now that my style has ALREADY changed a bit I'm not a fan of the fabric. But I've been thinking that it would be REALLY easy to recover. The chairs at Target run from about $120 and up, plus some fabric you like maybe it would still be cheaper?? Just an idea!! :) (also the chairs go on sale with free shipping often)

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  6. Anna--I really like the shape of the chair, it seems like it would be versatile and I like the fabric. In a few years when/ if you are weary of the pattern it would be easy to slipcover. Thumbs up!

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  7. I like both the lines and the pattern.

    I'll regret this later, because I'm so sure of it now, and I'll be wrong...

    Yet, I really think it's is a fairly classic pattern and it will take a while to look old or dated. And, if it makes you smile, perhaps it will be a while before you start in on a slipcover.

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  8. Thanks for the link to the software!!

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