Thursday, January 24, 2008

Leather Chair

My wife and I, as you know, are trying to sell our house. We've had a great deal of showings but have yet to receive a bid. I've been contemplating buying a leather chair and rearranging some of our furniture to give the home a more elegant feel. Here's what I'm thinking:

This is how our family room is currently laid out. Pottery Barn couch and love seat combination with ottoman in between. Very comfortable and cozy, but makes the room feel closed off and sort of cramped. We have a living room that we never use in which a leather couch sits - a foolish decision I made shortly after graduating undergrad was to acquire a $3,000 leather couch. It's an awesome couch, but it's just sitting there unused ... we're thinking of moving it into the family room to both take advantage of this sweet piece of furniture while simultaneously staging our home to highlight the openness of the kitchen / family room.

Here's what I'm thinking this rearrangement would look. This would require us to buy a leather chair, move the couch, love seat and ottoman from the family room into the living room, replacing them with the leather couch and cherry wood coffee table from the living room. I think this would make the room look more open, and would help us to sell our house. Plus I would get the sweet leather chair I've always wanted (thinking Pottery Barn, unless anyone has some suggestions on where to get a nice man chair)

How's this relate to infertility? It doesn't really ... but the whole selling our house thing is sort of intertwined with starting a family. We're moving to be closer to in-laws, and so my wife can stay home with the baby, getting help from her Mom as needed while I'm traveling around the world for my job.

So, what do you think? Where should I get my (our) leather chair?


BethH6703 said...

Must shop at Leon & LuLu! MUST!

The site doesn't do the store justice, but they have some incredible pieces! Little funky, little fun, some contemporary, some modern, some classic... very cool!

They're in Clawson (14 & Crooks? 14 & Main? 14 & Something!), and since you guys go to IFV Michigan, I would think the store wouldn't be too far from you.

Good luck, and have fun!

BethH6703 said...

I HATE typos!

IVF Michigan, not IFV.... don't I feel like an idiot!

peacharumba said...

I really think you and your wife should get a leather chair. It's just what you need. Go for it!

Hekateris said...

I like the new layout better and have no opinions on the chair (though I do loves me some Pottery Barn).