Finally! A Comfortable Chair for My Home Office!

Welcome to the 423rd Metamorphosis Monday! I’m putting this post up early (Sunday  evening) since I have a busy morning tomorrow.

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Office Before & After

If you’ve been reading BNOTP for a while, you may remember that I’ve been on what seems like an endless hunt for a comfortable desk chair. Most recently in August of last year, I purchased this pretty chair at Marshalls.

 

I loved its stylish nailhead trim but after getting it home and giving it a try, it had to go back. There were several things about it that weren’t ideal, but the final straw that made me return it was the strong chemical smell it was emitting. After leaving it for a week unused in my upstairs family room, hoping it would air out, the chemical smell was still as strong as ever.

 

After sadly returning it, I went back to sitting in a chair I had purchased from Pottery Barn. This was the second one in this exact same style that I had purchased. The first one had been fine and worked great until it eventually wore out from sitting/working in it every day for two years. The seat had flattened to the point it was no longer cushy or very comfortable.

Unfortunately, the second one I ordered never sat comfortably. It leaned too far forward. I should have returned it right away instead of trying to make it work, but by the time I realized the back was never going to loosen up, it was too late to return it.

Recently after a long day of working here in the office, I’ve Googled to see if I could find a chair that was both attractive and comfortable. I usually came up empty-handed but one day fortune smiled down and I struck pay dirt!

 

Here she is! I’ve been sitting in my new chair a lot over the last three days, and so far, things are looking good! I think she’s a keeper.

 

This chair is much softer than the chair I’ve been using, and the back doesn’t lean forward at all. What a relief!

 

I really love the color and it works beautifully here in the office. The fabric has the look of linen–love that!

 

I like the tufted back, it adds a lot of style to this piece. It’s elegant, yet functional, I couldn’t ask for any more!

 

The legs/base has a distressed, washed look which I really like. It’s much softer and prettier than if it were a dark brown or black color and it looks great with the color of the fabric.

 

It came with these wheels…

 

…but I changed them out for these: Chair Wheels. I’ve learned over the years that this style wheel below is easier on my wood chair mat than the other type. The rectangle chair mat I use is available here: Wood Chair Mat. There are other shapes and sizes of the wood chair mats available here: Chair Mats.

 

This chair also comes in a pretty gray that would have also worked nicely with the fabrics in my office. I had a hard time choosing between the two colors before finally settling on the lighter color.

If you’re in need of an elegant, comfortable desk chair, you’ll find these chairs here:

Natural Color (like mine) can be found here: Natural Color Desk Chair
Gray Color can be found here: Gray Desk Chair

 

So what do you think? I’m really happy with how it looks and I do love how it sits. I liked the price, also. It was $229, not bad for an upholstered piece. Shipping is normally $29.95 but with the code SPRINGFLING, shipping was free. This piece normally has a “shipping surcharge” due to the fact it’s a big package to deliver. I used the coupon code, SUR60 and that gave me 60% off the surcharge. So in the end, I only paid $6 for shipping!

I just tested those codes to see if they still work, and they do. So if you end up buying this chair for your home office, don’t forget to use both those codes at checkout to save a bundle on the shipping! I’m not sure how long those codes will work, but they are still working right now as I type this.

 

I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally have a comfortable desk chair!  To learn more about how this office came together, check out this previous post: Designing and Creating a Home Office: The Journey

 

Have a great week, dear Friends!

Metamorphosis Monday

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Comments

  1. Laura T. says:

    I think the new chair is great! It looks more like a stylish piece of furniture than an office chair. I have never seen legs like that. Usually they have the shiny metal legs. Comfort & posture are important too. So many people are having neck problems from bad posture at the computer.

  2. I really like the style of this one. I hope it holds up and is comfortable for a long time. Great gams too!

  3. Karen Amatangelo says:

    Susan, that is a beautiful chair. I even like it better than the chair you got at Marshall’s. It has a lot of style. It does look really comfortable too> Hope you enjoy it and I’m glad you finally found one that works well for you.

  4. Glad u found a good keeper chair. Question….where did u find your checked yellow curtains?

  5. Great looking chair! I’m glad you found it. Thanks for the links.

  6. Love the chair and I have never seen a wooden chair mat! Just what I need as I hate the rubber ones…Going to order one tomorrow…

    Have a great week!

  7. Mary Boger says:

    Buy another one if you really like it!!!!
    It’s a very nice chair.

  8. I love the new chair! If you spend a lot of time at your desk – you have to be comfortable! Enjoy your week!
    Shelley

  9. Linda Page says:

    I love your chair. I’m so glad you finally found one you like. You butt will appreciate it, too!!!!! lol

  10. Hi Susan, thanks for hosting! I hope everyone enjoys seeing this re-purposed coffee station my daughter has! It’s neat!

    Katherine

  11. Susan, what a beautiful chair! I love it! Thanks for hosting. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  12. Now, I really like that chair, Susan! My chair is shot. I was using an inexpensive chair I bought at Staples (cushion flattened like yours), then switched out for a Herman Miller Aeron once we closed our downtown office (nice, but too big for my home office). Like you, I switched back to my old chair. I have several sets of those wheels from our HM chair purchases. I may just have to splurge here. Thanks!

  13. Love the new chair. I bet you are relieved to find something that’s comfortable and pretty. Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week!

  14. So glad you found a chair that is both beautiful and functional! Definitley going to check this chair out…hope it is in their stores! Thanks for hosting Susan and have a great week!

    • I don’t think I even checked that before I ordered, that’s a good idea, though! Hope you can find it, Shirley. Loving it so far!

  15. Thanks so much for the party!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  16. Cyndi Raines says:

    Beautiful chair, love the tufted look. Now you can send us even more blogs! haha

  17. Love your new chair Susan! I am like you and tend to purchase two of something if I know I will love it and it may wear out.

  18. Great tip on the chair find! I’m picky about the type of chair I use at the desk too! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the party too. Liz

  19. Oh, wow! Do you still have the wheels you took off your new chair? I’ve been looking for two in order to replace missing wheels on an older piece of furniture and those appear to be what I need… Let’s make a deal, lol……..

  20. Cynthia Blaylock says:

    Susan: I recently bought my new office chair from World Market and I suspect it may be the same manufacturer as yours since our bases look identical. Mine is called the Palomino Upholstered Office Chair and I think it too was about $230. I love it – it’s super comfortable and really cute. But I have noticed the front edge of the seat cushion is starting to compress, so I’m wondering if it’s a cheap foam underneath. I probably weigh more than you so that may be part of the problem – lol. But I’ll be interested in hearing how yours holds up in a few months.

    • I think there’s probably foam under there. I hope it doesn’t start compressing or doing something weird. I’ll definitely let you know if that happens. Mine’s going to get sat on a lot, so I’ll probably know pretty soon! I’d gladly pay more to get a similar chair of even higher quality, but I can never find anything other than the standard black leather “office” chair and I definitely don’t want that in my office. It’s gotta be pretty! 🙂

  21. bobbi duncan says:

    Love your new chair with it’s rolled and tufted back–so pretty and petite. It doesn’t even look like office furniture. Know you’re happy that you finally found the right fit. I agree about buying a second one, just incase. Hugs!

  22. Catalynn says:

    I have CHAIR ENVY!
    I’ve been looking for a cute chair to replace my old one…
    I saw one in a catalogue and ordered it 3 days ago…. BUT… argh!!!
    Now I want yours!! :-p

  23. Juanita in OH says:

    Hi Susan; I have finally found my way back. I LOVE your new office chair. It is both regal and fit for a real queen such as yourself. I have been on this post for two days…I started looking for white dinnerware with pink floral. I saw the table setting on the rosemary and thyme blog. It threw me into a tizzy. TFS.

  24. BamaCarol says:

    Hi Susan. As of today (3/10) there is a 30% off sale at World Market plus free shipping. I tried using SUR60 but that will not work now but the 30% off the chair itself plus free shipping is Great!!! The code is FRIENDS if you want to order a second chair.

  25. I ordered your chair in gray the same night you posted this and it came today. I put it together, quick and easy. I am now sitting on it and so far so good. Oh, and I used the codes so thank you for posting them.

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