I’ve always been fascinated with chaise lounges. My mother had two in a sun room. Another one sat next to a fire in the master bedroom. To assuage my fascination with this object, I looked it up in Wikipedia:
We Americans insist on calling it a “chaise lounge” because – that is what it seems like to us – a place where you lounge.
And perhaps that explains my fascination with a piece I keep circling around, at a lovely new shop here in West Nashville, Surroundings:
But let’s face it, chaises have a rep for being – ah - feminine….. And this vintage early 20th century French one definitely has some of that going on in its sensuous curves (the better to lounge on)…..
But what if…..
I kept the curves, but switched out the light green velvet upholstery for…..
…..some dark leather and nail head trim (with perhaps a cowhide pillow, of course – this is Nashville after all)…..
Well, that changes everything!
(Okay, confession. This is a bike tube upholstered chaise. But that works too, and is very eco-chic.)
Now this chaise can move out into….. the living room…..
…..before a fire…..
(okay this is not leather, but is utterly gender neutral…..)
….. in the corner of a room…..
…..or before a window, to gaze out while reading…..
…..Now I can chaise lounge away anywhere I want….. 8)
1 & 2) Via Surroundings, 5200 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
3) Via greatgreengoods.com
4) Via thedesignerpad.com
5) Via marthastewart.com
6) Via plushpalate.blogspot.com
7) Via isabellaandmaxroom.blogspot.com
8) Via greytheblog.com
9) Via remodelista.com