Last week we told you about some of the lovely gifts that our friends and families gave us for Christmas. You can read more about them here. We also mentioned that we treated ourselves to a very, very indulgent present.
Well, (drum-roll, please) here it is!
Yep, we’re now the very proud owners of an Eames Lounge Chair!
Just in case you are wondering – no, we haven’t won the lottery and yes, in general we still have to stick to a very tight budget.
A few years ago Jan’s aunt passed away and we were left a small amount of money to buy a special item to remember her by. She was a very stylish lady and whenever we used to see her she’d be sat in the same chair reading magazines. As we both love to read, too this seemed like a perfect luxury item to remember her by and it should be with us forever.
We still have to save our pennies for the ottoman to go with it, until then we are using one of our cubes as a footstool.
The chair is amazingly comfortable. Although it’s considerably smaller than the huge cream armchair that was here before, it actually has roughly the same seat width.
To show you just how much smaller it is than the oversized armchair we had before, take a look at this.
It makes you realise just how large and out of proportion the cream armchair was with the rest of the room. Don’t get me wrong, we are still very grateful to our friends who gave it to us when moving into our new house. We had almost no furniture and wouldn’t have had anything to sit on!
If you want to know more about the Eames Lounge Chair, Apartment Therapy recently published a great article on this amazing design classic which you can read here.
All in all we couldn’t be happier. Surprisingly we haven’t even argued about whose turn it is to sit in it…yet!
Do you love the Eames Lounge Chair as much as we do? Have you ever treated yourself to something completely extravagant? Or do you just think we are completely mad?