I will admit - I was (am) never the life of the party. Until I warm up to someone, I'm shy and introverted. So what's up with this post's namesake?
Well, the other day I was cruising Craigslist like I always do, and there it was. A mid-century Eames-like lounger for $175. I immediately emailed the seller, and luckily it was still for sale! I had the intention to pick it up, have some reupholstering done, and then sell.
When I picked up the piece, the seller said "go ahead, sit in it!" And boy, is it comfortable. The second I sat in it, I thought... oh man. Maybe I want to keep it for our house.
There is a nook in our living room that I've planned on putting a chair.. the perfect little reading nook that I can use while my husband is watching football. So when I got home, I put it there.
And here is what it looks like (as taken this morning):
In my living room, the chair definitely looks like the life of the party!
After looking under the chair and googling, I found out the chair was manufactured by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. It's called the "Mr. Chair". The company did knock offs of the Eames lounger, but are now popular for their unique styling. Here and here are listings for similar chairs.. with a price of $1,300!
I have to admit, I'm leaning towards keeping it. I would love to reupholster it in a blue/gray tweed.. (but I'd have to check if that would ruin any value it would have). It definitely looks "out of place" in our family room, but in a good way.
There was a quote by an interior designer (I'm sorry I don't remember who, and I'm going to butcher the quote) that went something like this: Put one thing in your space that is a little shocking.
I'll definitely have to sit and stew on this one!
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