I simply got tired of there being only one truly comfortable seat in the house. That would be the comfy chair. And that was driven home during the parental invasion.
We are a short family and those are deep sofas with not much back support. Gene and I agreed, they had to go and for a joint anniversary gift I could replace our existing sofas. I got to work. I have a long list of must haves when looking at furniture that lives with pets. The sofa had to have loose cushions and no upholstered frame as did any additional chairs. It had to be smaller too, apartment sized.
I never buy new furniture, mostly because I don't like the over stuffed styles (comfy chairs are the only exception), and it never meets a majority of my criteria. Plus, lets face it, I have eight dogs. Furniture takes a beating in this household. Mid Century Modern fits the bill and I set to work looking for suitable pieces. Nothing available local for sure. Not a popular style around here it would seem and those I did find, the prices were through the roof in San Francisco and Portland. Enter the internets and a few taps of my fingers and I was in Florida, at a wonderful mid century specialist Furnish Me Vintage. Needless to say, I found some well priced, well made pieces and was able to swing an amazing deal that included crating and shipping. They arrived yesterday and in the blink of a thousand eyes we had them uncrated and in the house. They are all extremely comfortable and except for the egg chair,
which might require some professional work to recover, all within my scope of expertise for cushions etc. (Linda are your reading this? ;->). Gene hated the egg style chair when he saw the picture, but I adored it and the price was too good to pass up. You know how that ends, he has taken that chair over as his own. ;) The velvet danish lounge chair was love at first sight for me. Original upholstery and all.
Of course, they don't match, they just live together and my living room will never be magazine nice, but now there are truly numerous seats to flop in and oh, bring a book, you'll want to sit awhile! And the crates,
why they fueled the slash pile!