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Den Furniture

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Since the den has gotten a new coat of paint (a *much* better color than before) and will be getting new flooring later this week, we decided to do a little furniture shopping. It's a pretty big room, so part of the room holds my crafting supplies in a big armoire, and I do my crafting on a pretty, antique wrought iron and glass set that was passed down from one of Av's grandparents. Most of the room, though, is the area we will be using as a regular family room - couch, loveseat or big chair with ottoman, and a daddy-chair.

We went to a La-Z-Boy showroom today because one of the things I want to make sure we get is a daddy-chair...you know, a recliner! A few years ago, we bought my PawPaw a PawPaw Chair from them - one of those big recliners that completely folds out and just looks like a recliner. When we walked in today, I told the salesperson that I wanted a recliner but not one you would ever know is a recliner just by looking at it. I can just see Av all laid back in the recliner with a book in one hand and the little one in the other, reading together, getting tickles, telling stories, just talking. Doesn't that sound wonderful?!

Anyway, they are having a Memorial Day sale which is nice, and we found three sets of furniture that we're interested in...and one daddy-chair. We have our nice furniture in the living room, so I don't ever want to feel like I'm having to worry about the furniture in the den. I just want it to be comfortable and fun to sit and play on.

Here's what we're thinking of:

This is the 'plainest' of the couches we looked at - it's cute, but not very interesting:
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This is the daddy-chair that Av liked - in this pic I have one of the pillows from the couch above on it to see if it would clash...but what *really* clashed was the styles of the furniture. The couch above is a more contemporary look while this chair even has the old claw-and-ball detail at the bottom of each leg...so that definitely would not go together. I do think, though, that this chair hides the fact that it's a recliner pretty well...
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This is another set that we liked...this set and the ones below in this post are by Kincaid:
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But I think this one is the one I like best - it has all-reversible cushions like the one above, and I like the texture. Since it has a skirt at the bottom, I think it would go best with the daddy-chair, too:
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...and this would be the mommy-chair! I love this chair because I can sit in it all cross-legged and hold the little one really comfortably:
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It has an ottoman that goes with it, too.

They had several couches that were this style which reminded me *so* much of Carol Hicks Bolton furniture:
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...I think she has an admirer at Kincaid...

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