Thursday, October 27, 2011


This past weekend, I fell in love with some furniture. I haven't gone furniture shopping in a long time (other things have gotten in the way - a new car, kitchen plans, etc.)...but on Sunday it was such a nice day that I wanted to wander a little we went down to Leslieville, went into Hardware and I bee-lined to these:
Be still my heart.

Picture them with a punch of colour via lumbar pillows or a throw, and an orange-brown-leather couch (yet to be found...).

Ok, back to love at first sight. Nturally I took a picture, drooled over them, sat in them, gushed with the store owner about them. Then I went home, got busy with some other stuff, and kept them in the back of my mind. Last night before going to bed, I looked at the photo I had. You know, so I could have dreams of them being in my living room and all.

Then, heartbreak.

My beacon of reality (aka the Mr.) piped up and said....I don't know how well they will fit in our room. {insert the sound of my mind spinning to MAKE them WORK here}. We moved around some of our current furniture to see how placement would work. It was hard to get things in the right place because the pieces we were using as fake chairs seemed a bit big where I wanted to put them. Then, I took out the measuring tape to measure the existing items.  That's when heartbreak set in. The existing items that looked too big were 4" smaller (in depth) than said chairs. The chairs are DEEP (36" deep....that's a serious seat). 

Sigh. I don't think they're going to work.

Now I am on a mission to find similar chairs that aren't quite so big (I know I should have a floorplan on here to help you guys visualize....but I don't....maybe soon so I can poll for layout suggestions). I found this one at West Elm:

Sweep Upholstered Armchair via WestElm

These WestElm chairs are only 32" in depth. But...they're not the same. I miss the cushion backing as opposed to the basic back that the WE ones have.

Do you have any suggestions?

If you are in the market for chairs, go to Hardware and buy my beloved chairs. Run, don't walk. Let me know that they've gone to a good home.

PS - Want another way to help me feel better (and in return get a chance to win a fun baubble)? Enter my giveaway!


Pinetreehome98 said...

I hate it when that happens. I always have issues with the SIZE of furniture. I am in the middle of selling my huge chair and a half that I bought a year ago for this very reason. It looked great in the store and when it was like a big elephant in the room.
Glad you figured it out before you bought the chairs...even as yummy as they are.

Check out Pier One or even Ikea for smaller chairs. I am a fan of both and would start there on my next quest. I see great chairs in Home Goods too, but you have to keep going back waiting for the ONE.

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Boo - I hate it when that happens! Our living room is pretty tight for space, so I can totally relate (especially to the part where you try to convince yourself that you can MAKE it work). I hope you find a similar, smaller version soon!

FabulousDesignFile said...

Oh shoot. That's the worst. You know what... if you can get the WE ones in a gorgeous gray color like your original pics, they'll probably look pretty similar once you dress them up with lumbar pillows, etc.

Lisaroy said...

They are awesome - I can see why you're smitten. But don't fret - just when you least expect it, the perfect ones will be found! :)

Nicole Parsons said...

They don't have anything exactly like the gray ones but you should check out Urban Barn. Also, for the past few years they're had a 15% off custom upholstery sale starting near the end of December. If they have something you like maybe you will get a deal!

emily said...

Bummer! I hate it when that happens. But those WE are a great substitute!

Lindsey said...

That sucks....and as I well know, once you have a mission, it's so hard not to drive yourself crazy trying to find exactly what you want! Good luck my dear!!

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