Hello all, I must apologize for not blogging much lately. I have been suffering badly with headaches and had to take a week off work. I ended up going for more Botox injections last week in my face and jaw and it has finally kicked in, so I have a little more energy today! The odd thing is now that the headache has subsided, I feel emotionally drained from weeks and weeks of pain. But I think that's a story for another day...!
I thought I'd share a few pictures of our new chair which I just ordered. I've been looking for a comfortable reading chair for a looong time. In addition to comfort (I have a contrary back), I wanted it to be high quality and good looking! I had a hard time finding the good-looking part but eventually found I kept coming back to this luxurious chair, by Pearson:
It didn't quite have the look I wanted (a little more upright and higher off the ground) but the comfort kept calling me back. This chair is like sitting on a cloud. The seat is down and foam wrapped around a spring core and the back cushion is down. The materials and workmanship are stunning. I ordered this fabric, a lovely linen-cotton blend with a very soft hand, together with custom dark wood legs:
The chair will sit so that its side and back are visible when you come in the room. From this angle, it still looks good:
I had a funny relationship with this chair. It was so comfortable but I didn't love the way it looked at first. But it's kind of like meeting a wonderful person who you don't think is your type. I began to think about the chair when I wasn't with it. And it made me so happy when I saw it. And I couldn't stop touching it. So I knew it was real love...!
I also like that the new chair has a similar scale, height, quality, and overall feel as our new linen-cotton sofa. The fabric I chose (a little lighter than the one it is covered in at the store) is almost exactly the same colour as our new sofa but has a much softer feel:
Our new sofa the day it arrived (un-styled because I had to rush out the door back to work...)
Originally I planned to get a pair of chairs, but we already have a sage green reading chair in the same room (which David won't let me move), so I really wanted to keep the new pieces neutral and clean-lined to work with the existing chair and a fourth occasional chair that I have. I am hoping for a new rug eventually...
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead...I will share photos once the chair arrives.