Monday, January 25, 2010

The Domino Effect

This is where it started - an Ikea trip - a Christmas gift, and now the whole house is in jeopardy. This Karlstad "swivel chair" has thrown off the balance in the house demanding we up the ante in the furniture department as a whole.

Next to the svelte Swedish lounger, our red chair looks squatty, fat and pathetic. Even furniture as far away as the bedroom is peeking down the hallway with envy. See, this is what happens when you buy new things. No longer are we satisfied with our college mish-mash, we want grown-up furniture, and as soon as you get one piece, it's all downhill. Now I know this is heaping a lot of weight onto something from Ikea, but the dominoes had to start somewhere.

As for the next domino - here are a few options I'm considering. Luckily for me and my bank account, these dominoes are slow-falling.

These are all from Macy's - But there are of course other, less probable (and by probable I mean affordable) options to consider.

Jonathan Adler and Anthropologie respectively.

This really isn't a blog about chairs - so I'll try to get back to wedding planning tomorrow.


  1. OMG .... the chair from ANTHROPOLOGIE is AMAZING! You have impeccable taste Abbey. Good luck with those chair decision.

  2. I have been eyeballing the anthropologie chair for about the last 3 years hoping it would go anywhere near a price range I can justify. If you buy it, I am coming to stay forever in your chair and will never ever move. I will become the ms. havasham of your crysanthum furniture minus the wedding dress and decaying cake

  3. I'm so glad I have no taste. If I did, I'd have to struggle with these sorts of issues. As it is, my faithful companion is making the argument that we should get rid of the couch his sister had in college, and I'm, like, "DUDE. We could go out to dinner 40 MORE TIMES if we stick with what we've got!"