May 17, 2009

Accent Side Chair

I have learned over the years to avoid buying furniture in haste. These pieces are not like bags or clothes which I can just toss into the forever expanding closet. As I have to look at them day in and day out, it's wiser to look carefully before making the final choice. So I am looking now for a side accent chair to add to the grouping of Noguchi table, Le Corbusier lounge chaise (truly relaxing) in black and a long 60 inspired sofa in beige. I adore classic modern furniture pieces and believe these will grow with me. In decor, I tend to pick simple furniture pieces and use decorative pillows, and accents to jazz up the space. After all, it's easier to change pillows and vases than a sofa. I have personally tried these chairs in the showroom and can't decide on the final piece. 1. Barcelona chair $4328 --- One of my all time favorite chairs!
2. Egg Chair $5934
3. Eames Lounge and Ottoman $3699 and up --- I can curl up and read for hours in this. Savvy Mom's favorite!
4. Flight recliner in fabric $1800 (image 1~ 4 via Design Within Reach) --- My friend has them and these are divine for reading.
5. Archer Chair $999
6. Wegner Wing Chair $4775

These pieces are costly but sometimes if I think about it, I will spend $2000 on a bag and use it maybe a month out of the year so why shouldn't I spend $3000 on a chair which I will use daily for 10 years or more. The cost per use is actually quite low. So do you invest in furniture pieces too?

16 comments:

  1. Number 5 is my favourite one...and I agree with you, I also go for simple furnitures and "jazz up" the place with lot of accerssories :-) Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, much love: Evi

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  2. That egg chair (2) is just gorgeous! It's classic, elegant, stylish.. It will never look old, it's timeless. The others are a little bit boring to me. You can match #2 with so many decoration styles...

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  3. OMG great picks! I want a nice chair to laze on & watch videos on laptop!

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  4. I NEED 1st and 2nd! Wonderful pieces!

    FM~FP

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  5. it's so true ...sadly, I had a vintage Corbusier lounge and a Mies Van der Rohe coffee table which the ex ended up with ...asshole :)

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  6. Very beautiful! I wish I was a interior designer:)

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  7. I love second one!

    X♥X♥

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  8. I have a Eames lounge chair with ottoman and love it. Bacelona chairs are very stylish for the home too. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these pieces SG.

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  9. 2 looks comfy! I like 1 and 6 too :)

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  10. OMG, I would die for a Barcelona chair. I think they're so timeless. They even fit in with more traditional styles. I'm determined that someday I'll have a Barcelona of my own!

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  11. I love the Barcelona chair! Although I don't invest as much in my furniture because I get bored easily and end up buying new one after a couple of years or so. I'm okay with Ethan Allen and Pottery Barn and Bo's Concept. At least I don't feel as bad when I give them away =)

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  12. Ohhh I just want to slide into that egg chair and read a book. I spend way more on shoes and bags than I do furniture...I think I need to stop that. :)

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  13. What I wouldn't give for #4!

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  14. I think I'll invest more money on them as I get older -- when I make more money & have more space, absolutely. Till then Ikea will have to do!

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  15. I have been wanting 1 & 3 forever so I say go that way!

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