We had a great Father's Day weekend around here with two small exceptions:
Neve spiked a fever in the middle of the Father's Day, BBQ/Pig Roast/German Fest we attended
(she seems to be on the mend) and Todd won a Lazy Boy at said BBQ/Pig Roast/German Fest.
It's probably my fault since I told the man who let us in to keep the raffle ticket since it would be "Over my dead body that we bring home a big fat recliner."
My fighting words might have led to my karma.
I know I should be happy for his Grand Prize win and really I am, (or at least I'm trying) but I can't seem to get past my Lazy-boy snobbery.
(not that there's anything wrong with them, especially if you own one)
muddy colors, dated, itchy upholstery and bulky shapes.
I know they're incredibly comfortable.
I slept on one for a week when I had sinus surgery ten years ago.
Somehow though, they just don't seem fit into my aesthetic.
See. Lazy-boy snobbery.
I'm not proud.
In an effort to kick this ugly trait of mine, I turned to Google.
Surely in this day and age there must be something out there to marry both form and function.(aka please both husband and wife) If not, this could be a teachable moment for me in the art of compromise and designing for the sexes.
Or, I could just end up living with an ugly chair.
Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised with what my search turned up:
|all three chairs via http://www.la-z-boy.com/|
Boy has the classic recliner come a long way.
Although I would never have sought these chairs out, they're really nice and disguise that whole recliner thing seamlessly. I would definitely consider them and keep them in mind when someday I have clients who want an "attractive" recliner. But, the choice is not really for me to consider.
Since I usually have carte blanche when it comes to the decorating decisions around here, I think I have to let this one go and trust that Todd's good taste will prevail. His trophy from last year's fishing tournament has grown on me and really, how often does a guy win a grand prize and a free new piece of furniture?
Perhaps his taste in chairs will be equal to his taste in women ; )
What items of your mate's gives you the willies?