I moved into this flat over three years ago. When I started looking at flats, I knew I wanted an unfurnished flat because I had so much furniture.
As it turns out I didn’t have as much furniture as I thought I did, I didn’t have a table for the kitchen, a sofa or a wardrobe and I needed some shelves for all the books. I did have kitchen chairs though. Ok so they were the folding Ikea chairs and ok they weren’t the most comfortable chairs in the world but they would do and I was determined that I wouldn’t just buy stuff for the sake of having it, I would take my time and buy furniture that was useful and beautiful and fit my style. So stop gap chairs were just fine.
Over the last three years, I’ve looked for chairs and it’s been tricky, they’ve either been too expensive or not right in various other ways, I want something comfortable that isn’t too expensive and fits my style and doesn’t get lost in the kitchen but at the same time doesn’t clash horribly. That’s harder than you think.
This year for my birthday, my brother gave me money (he always gives me money!) and I wanted to have something solid to show for it.
So I bought 2 kitchen chairs. From John Lewis. I think they look pretty good and guess what Ben’s buying me for Christmas?