I Long for Longues…

 

The other day a young woman told me she wanted to match something (i.e. a sofa or chair to her chasie….

A little confused, my brain automatically thought… huh???… a car chasis (ˈcha-sē)??

So I asked again… Chasie… what’s that?  And after her much LABORED description I realized OHHHHH, you mean a CHAISE LOUNGE…. Got it….



Which brings me to my much delayed JULY entry…


So, Sex and the City…. People always talk about the shoes, the clothes, the bags… I’m gonna talk about Carrie Bradshaw’s lounge. I have many friends who are writers for newspapers, magazines, etc but WOW, Carrie made a pretty great living to be able to buy all those clothes and a great piece of furniture too.


The chaise that Carrie has her hand on and which you can BARELY see in the corner left side of the second photo is by T.H Robsjon-Gibbings for Widdicomb.  I found one at 20th Century Interiors for a SCORCHING deal of only $10,975.  JED also has one but there’s is $12,500 and Modest Designs has theirs for $14,500. All look like they have been reupholstered.  If you ever come across one of these and it’s in need of reupholstering, I can not STRESS THIS ENOUGH… BE CAREFUL…. you can mess the value up FAST, by using the wrong foam and fabric.  Don’t even get me started on refinishing!  That’s a whole other mess of details….

Personally I loved this piece and was saddened to see Carrie’s overdone REGENCY remodel, but I’m a sentimental girl and get attached to things, so on that note I’m off to pack my own house for the new one that I”m moving to and have my own pieces that I need to let go of…