Soon after I graduated college, I moved out of my parent’s house and into an adorable little brick bungalow in Nashville with my bestie Amanda (who also happens to write the most wonderful blog that you should check out). We were SO excited to be living together in this little house, but we had one little problem: we didn’t have a stitch of furniture. I clearly remember sitting on a pillow on the floor of our empty living room watching tv. So fun.
Anyhoo, right away I headed out with my mom to find some furniture basics: bed, dresser, couch. I was quickly taken by this cushy chair and ottoman that I found in one furniture store and just had to have it. It’s the kind of chair that you just sink into and never want to leave. It’s the perfect napping chair, reading chair, snuggling with your love kinda chair. It’s a favorite of mine and anyone who sits in it.
It’s been about 10 years since I first picked out this chair and while I still love it, it was looking, well, loved. As in faded, torn and saggy. And let’s talk about that floral fabric that I was so taken by circa 2002 but completely over by 2009. I’m a big fan of prints and colors, but this chair was totally limiting my design ideas (case in point…our gray floral rug under this rosy chair…ick). It was time for a makeover.
It took years but we FINALLY got around to getting this beauty recovered. And because J and I are completely obsessed with gray, we choose this nice gray fabric. The bonus is that is goes with everything! Which means that I can start going crazy with some patterned pillows. Doesn’t she look so much better?