March 3, 2013

Pull Up a Chair

Today I'm linking up to The Polohouse's Favorites on the First linky party HERE.  This month's party features our favorite chairs.

First of all, the above recliner is NOT my favorite chair.  Not by a long shot.  I don't have anything against recliners….I know they're ultra comfortable and cushy.  But they just don't fit in with my traditional decor, and I don't need a piece of furniture that looks like a boat.

The reason I included the above picture is because it's my husband's DREAM CHAIR.  It's a La-Z-Boy Luxury Lift Power Recliner 6-Motor Massage & Heat.  "With the power to sit, stand or recline at the touch of a button and soothing heat, the La-Z-Boy gives you all the right moves, including a 
6-motor massage option for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation."  What more could one possibly want in a chair?  

My poor, long-suffering husband actually had a water buffalo chair similar to the one above when we got married.  It was the first thing to go.

I started collecting vintage bamboo furniture quite a few years ago.  While the little bamboo corner chair below isn't exactly comfortable, it's just so darn cute.  And after all, isn't that what's most important?       

I bought the child's chair below at an estate sale.  I think it's charming.

By the way, I did a post on the above needlepoint pillows HERE.

We bought these two chairs to go in our living room/library.  Because my husband is 6'5" tall, the furniture in our house has to be big.  The chairs are very comfortable but not really my favorite.

If I could choose a chair that I know I would love, it would be slip-covered with a nice table and lamp beside it situated near a fireplace:

Ralph Lauren

Below is the photo of Ralph at his New York country estate that's been floating around the internet for years.  In my opinion, that leather chair is absolutely perfect. 

It's just so Ralph……


  1. I have a few La-Z-Boy sofas in my home. Comfortable.

    1. Yes, I think that they're very comfortable and cushy. They just don't go with my decor. However, I've promised my husband that if we ever get a lake house, he'll have the snazziest La-Z-Boy we can find!

  2. I don't care for big recliners much either as they are so big and take up a lot of space. I love your bamboo corner chair. It's just sweet!

    1. Pamela - Thanks! I found it at an antique mall and just couldn't pass it up.

  3. Oh, I feel the same way about those Lazy Boy recliners. I've never agreed to one of those. LOL
    But we do have comfy chairs in our home. Wing back chairs with ottomans are great.
    Love the antique bamboo corner chair. Who cares if it isn't practical if it's charming. Thanks for sharing your favorites. I didn't get my post pulled together this month, but I love the topic.

  4. Hi, Sarah! I think that comfy chairs are indispensable, no matter what they look like. We have a few club chairs that rock and swivel; they're really comfortable. Missed your post this month on your favorite chair. Your posts are always so beautiful and inspiring!

  5. Oh my heavens, Kathy.
    You had me laughing out loud when you said,
    "It was the first thing to go!" Too funny.

    Love your style.
    Love the RL leather chair too.
    You always confirm for me why you were the first
    gal I started "cyber-stalking" on Pinterest. When I saw
    all the plaids and all the things you were pinning.
    I felt like you knew me and you were saving me so much time finding all the good stuff I needed to pin too!

    Great post.
    Thanks for joining in at Favorites on the First!


  6. Alison - Thanks so much for inviting us to your linky party. Can hardly wait to find out what "Favorites on the First" will be about in April!

  7. Hi Alison!!!

    I really like the RL blue and white chairs by the fireplace. What a
    perfect place to spend sometime reading, sipping a hot cup of tea.


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