“Posts from the Chair”
Why is this chair special? Why am I naming my blog “Posts from the Chair”?
As a practicing Interior Designer our own homes can often be the last thing we invest in as we’re usually investing back in our businesses. Recently I moved into my own place, which makes me so happy. I’d had my eye on this beautiful chair for literally years. My friends Wayne and Will who own this showroom in the Seattle Design Center always joked with me when I would come in and sit in it, every time, we all said this chair had my name written all over it. I am a believer in putting out to the Universe what we would like to receive, but never in a million years did I entertain the idea that it could become a reality.
When I made the decision to purchase it from their showroom, I arranged a vehicle to pick it up. I thought I could just unscrew the legs so it would easily fit. The joke was on me! The legs are literally part of the frame! And I thought . . . we’re not in Wayfair world anymore folks! When you ask me what the difference is between online furniture and luxury items from the Design Center, now I know first-hand! Quality!
I was telling a design friend of mine that I won’t let my boyfriend sit in it, it’s silk! Then she intuitively asked me how often I sit in it. You know that story about using our China for our own family diners instead of saving it for something or someone special? She reminded me that I am that someone special, I worked hard to have something nice like this, I deserved to enjoy it. She was the one who had the brilliant idea of the blog name “Posts from the chair”. All of us sitting at the table got goosebumps with an instinctive knowing that truth had just been spoken!
We all know that we get what we pay for. We all deserve quality items in our homes that bring a smile to our lips, feels good to sit in or to the touch, looks good, and works well.
Thank you to Charlene Mathew, Maria Stapperfenne and William & Wayne showroom at the Seattle Design Center. As I gear up to celebrate 25 years as an Interior Designer next year, here begins a new chapter to my career, and here’s to many more thoughtful Posts from the Chair!
P.S. I'm also known for wholeheartedly loving the color pink! It's my happy color! And don't worry, I protect the silk from the sun.
10/10/2022 08:16:02 pm
Congratulations my dear friend for honoring your achievements and self-worth to sit in the seat you’ve earned. Maria and I both simultaneously heard your blog name from the stream of consciousness.
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