A couple of years ago, I had just accepted a new position at a new company that required me to work from my home. I happily accepted the offer and then promptly began to panic about getting an office together.
I figured I'd look for a good desk chair while I was on vacation, knowing in my head exactly what I wanted. Leather. Good broken in saddle leather. I considered this lovely for a while, but it just wasn't for long periods of sitting.
After desperately scouring Craig, eBay and Etsy, I finally I stumbled in to a nice shoppe in Rehobeth Beach and there she sat. In all his Klismos beauty. That was it. I found it!
Until I read the price tag.
No way, no how would I could I pay $1200 for a chair. Nope. So I poured over it and lamented over it and just sat there and honest to goodness admired it. The shop gal told me it was the last of a dining set of Oly Studio chairs and she'd be willing to give me a deal. After some friendly haggling, I ended up loading this pup up in my car for $400 smackers.
And I really love this thing. God forbid I ever want his brothers... I'd have to sell a kidney to get a whole set.
I wasn't necessarily a fan of Klismos chairs to begin with but since my chair wasn't overly exaggerated, it helped ease a toe into the Klismos water. Now, I'm a huge fan! I like the curvilinear lines, with the swoopy legs and the straight back.
Like so many things, I think the Klismos chair is either one of those items that you like or you don't. I tend to really like them.
We are off to work on our design plans for two little girls' bedrooms. I hope you have a great start to your week!