SHOPPING FINDS: Upholstered Desk Chair
While I'm not always good about sitting at my desk to work (as I tend to bring my laptop around the house), I do want my office chair to look good. After all, isn't that what it's all about?
I was anxious for some color - a LOT of color - to coordinate with my hot pink file cabinet that would share the stage with the office chair. So, as with many other furniture hunts, I grabbed my car keys and headed to my local Home Goods.
I had looked at some other great options at Ballard Designs, Pier 1, Pottery Barn, and even Target. The fabric wasn't so critical because I had planned to reupholster it. I was searching for the best lines at the best price. I love tufting like the Pottery Barn chair below, but that was easy to add to whatever chair I purchased since, again, I was planning to have it recovered.
I really liked this Lorraine chair (above) from Pottery Barn for $399.00.
This "Ashley Side Chair" (shown above) is a great deal from Target - $469.99 for a set of 2!
Ballard Designs sells this "Gentry" chair (above), starting at $569.00.
Pier 1's "Camilla Chair" (above) was offered in a navy pattern I liked for $149.99. But again, I needed hot pink. It would have been too much blue with the soon to be blue walls.
Also from Pier 1, the "Hourglass Chair" (above) retails for $199.95.
I lucked out and found this chair (below) at Home Goods for $160.00. It had an unusually high back - think Alice in Wonderland - which is what I thought made it unusual and (hopefully) more comfortable. The fabric was actually pretty cool too, so I hated to recover it. But I needed hot pink.
Home Goods Happy at just $140.00!
One fabric option - cool print but too raspberry in color.
Fun but perhaps too granny.
Love this Navy Fleur fabric by Caitlin Wilson but the faint green in the background might not have worked best for this project.
I also loved this Dream Catcher Ikat fabric in Wedgewood, but again, I didn't want to use too much blue.
In the end I found a pink and white Suzani fabric on sale. It was busy enough that tufting might have been too much, so we went with one center button in the middle of the chair and paired it with self-piping.