Last week, I mentioned we found a his chair for our her chair in the living room. A lot of you had fun guessing which one we went with--which seemed to be overwhelming for number 6:
How do I say this? Wah Wahhhhh. Wrong. Most of the chairs in our round-up we were able to try out personally, including 6, and it was tiny. Especially for Chris. Also, apparently Chris has something against nail-head trim (my heart nearly stopped), so that nixed 6 and 5. Ikea's offerings, 2 and 4, didn't make the cut either. Two was actually really comfortable in soft leather, but we weren't crazy about the legs or the high price tag. We headed over to World Market, sat in 3 and Chris said, "This is it!" And thus ended the search. Chris's chair arrive on Friday and it is a beaut.
The back is so high and enveloping, but the taller legs still make it feel light and airy. In fact, it was those taller legs that made number 3 the top of my list. They mimic the legs of our her chair and almost make them look right together:
Did you sense the hesitation in my
voice writing there? Color me jealous, but I kinda fell in love with Chris's chair over the weekend. It is so comfortable and sophisticated and then I admitted out loud, "I wish I had one." I immediately felt bad for the "her" chair because a week ago, she was the star and now, although I still love the chair, she is kind of dragging things down in the rest of the room. Our color palette is locked into place. We can't have other competing loud fabrics. Will the chair take away from the art we plan to hang? Is it worth it to design an entire room around one chair that I really like but am already questioning after one week? And this is the weird part. The above view, I love of looking into the room and the chairs together, but being in the living room and looking out--the chairs don't mesh well for me. Can't put my finger on why.
Looking out--not so good.
Looking in--I can live with. I guess I'm saying, if we happened to get another his chair for me, I wouldn't complain. :) Also, I may have put the Ikat chair up for sale this morning just to test out the waters.