Inexpensive Furniture Finds

Let’s play a little word association game – I’m going to name a store and then list out all the words that come to mind when I think of that store.

Urban Outfitters.
College dorm-room, overpriced hoodies, hipster clothing, weird coffee table books, knick-knacks, faux-vintage, mustache themed everything, slogan t-shirts.
Ahhhh, I feel better – now here’s the thing… the other day I posted about that cool accordion side table from Urban Outiftters that was $75 compared to similar tables that retailed in the hundreds.  That led me to do a little investigating of my own, and I’ve come to find out, Urban Outfitters has grown up a bit since the last time I popped in for an over-priced (but super soft) v-neck t-shirt.  Turns out, they actually have some pretty FABULOUS home accessories, and it’s cheap!  I would never have put Urban Outfitters in the category of “great home decor” but they seriously are!
Aside from this fabulous table, here are some of my favorite finds!!
Awesome, right??  I am especially loving the owl garden stool and the gold hexagon side table. I probably won’t pull the trigger on the owl, only becuase it seems to be a little too trendy, and doesn’t seem like something I’ll love 6 months from now.  Also, not that we are in the market for a console, but the Draper style console is really cool – something I think my sister would be really into.  Her house is full of mid-century pieces, and this little guy would fit right in (in my humble opinion). 

Both of these have great lines, and details that I LOOVVEEE.  You all know how obsessed I am with nail-head trim, so both these beauties are A-OK in my book.
Let me start by saying that I probably wouldn’t put these sofas or the chaise in my living room.  And by probably, I mean, never.  The day to night sofa (pictured in a heathered brown) would be great in an office-guestroom combo, since it does convert into a sleeper sofa.  And the chaise and Gramercy sofa are so overly feminine – I see those living in a huge walk in closet, dressing room, or bathroom.  They might even be good for an entry-way as well, but not so much for the living room.
I’d be thrilled to have any three of those chairs in our living room – the hot pink Madeline Chair especially jumps out at me.  That shocking pink for some reason doesn’t look that “girly” although I’m sure Kris would disagree with me on that.  Luckily, also comes in a ton of other colors.  
A few of my other favorites were the tan, aqua, and navy:
I think this chair might even get added onto my growing list of potential side chair candidates for our living room…
All in all, I’d say I’ve totally changed my mind about Urban Outfitters…

Battle of the Occasional Chairs

This afternoon has been battle of the chairs…

Remember all my plans for the living room, and how I desperately want to replace that dang wicker chair with something lovely, and comfy, and grown up?? (BTW, I swear, this is one of the last time’s I’ll post this little diagram of the living room…)

Well, I’ve got a few contenders for the space – they are all lovely, and I want them all, but I have to make a tough call…

First runner up, is actually a pair of these white slipper chairs…

Cute right??

I’m imagining them with a matching pair of sassy throw pillows in a bright print to wake them up (perfectly fluffed and chopped of course)

Yeah, yeah… I know, I know… my copy and paste of these pillows was not my finest moment in image formatting…

Ok, so I have a few issues with these slipper chairs – as cute as they may be.  These are nearly $300 each – and for $600, I think I can do a lot better than Target (no offense Target… I still love you).  The other concern?  They are super plain from the back, which isn’t ideal when these chairs are the first thing you see when you walk into the living room to view the seating area.

Finally, I’m not sure if they exactly say “come lounge in me” – they don’t look all that comfortable… but maybe I’m wrong, and they are the most comfortable chair you’ll ever sit in.  Who knows?!

So another option I found – and LOVE – is this cute little velvet number from Macys:

Trust me, I already know how awesome this chair is, with it’s sloped arms, and angled back.  It has rave reviews online about how comfortable it is, how durable it is, and how everyone just LOVES this chair… you’re probably thinking, what’s the hold up??  
The hold up is this couch… that I have lusted after for over a year… and I do not want the couch and matching chair…  I’m not a fan of the matching set (I learned my lesson after buying a coffee table/end table “set” a few years back – no more “sets” for this little lady).
So should I base my decision to buy (or not buy) this chair on a couch we don’t have any intention of buying in the next few months? Who knows when we’ll actually get around to replacing our small sad little love seats!  What if we go for this couch from Crate and Barrel (in taupe, not blue) that I’ve ALSO been lusting after… then it won’t matter that I got this chair from the “set”.
Ok, I can’t think about it anymore… because there is a third and fourth option on the table as well!
What about… one of these chairs… 

Yes, I realize it’s the same chair, but I am going back and forth on the colors!  On the one hand, a light taupe will work with whatever decor comes and goes, but the green is so dang lovely!  I love that sea-foam color and it brings some personality to the space…

And look how cute these are from the back!!

Pretty sweet right??  I found them online for ~$300 – the green version is more pricey for sure (closer to $400) but still a pretty great deal for the rave reviews it had on Overstock, Target, Brookstone, etc.  
I did a little comparison price check, and some places are selling it for up to $800!!  Crazy!

It pays to do a little research eh?

So… you can see my problem… I’m very torn on which chair to get.  And I’m a big proponent of trying things out before buying – what if the cushion is too hard?  Too cushy?  What if the color is completely different in person?

Since I want something comfortable, I think the slipper chairs, as clean looking as they are, are out for me, and it’s really between the chair from Macy’s, and the tufted nail-head Colin Club chair.

Any opinions would be welcome here!!