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June 24, 2013

New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

By RetroRuth

So, I am happy to introduce a new member of our “living room” family!


This cute little chair may not look like much, but it is a critical part of the living room for me. When we found out that we were expecting, I immediately starting looking for comfortable chairs to add to our house since I was going to be spending a lot of my time sitting and rocking a baby in the near future. I was open to both new retro and vintage items, but in the end I went for a new chair after I came across the perfect-shaped piece in our local furniture store.

This one met all of my criteria: It swivels, rocks AND it has just enough of a retro look that it won’t be a glaring eyesore in our living room. Is it strange that I picked a piece of furniture to blend in rather than stand out?


In any case, I also fell in love with this velour plaid. It is tan, brown, red and black and to me looks incredibly 1950’s.


And when you step back it blends in with the rest of the tan and orange in the living room.

So, one more piece of the puzzle is in place! As you can see by the blank wall, we aren’t done in this room yet, but after five (!) years of collecting things, I finally feel like we are getting somewhere.


Here is another, wider shot of the center of the room which shows off our amazing sofa. And what’s on the other wall? Well, you will just have to come back next week and find out!

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9 Responses to New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    June 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Love the new chair, I think it looks great with all the other furniture!

    Hmmmmmmmmm….what could be on the other wall??? Could it start with an “S”??? 🙂

  2. Barbara Reply

    June 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Whoa, wait, wut? When did you announce this and how did I miss that? Congratulations! When are you due?

  3. Nicole Reply

    June 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Ooh, nice! Which local furniture store?

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Stanley’s! They always have such great stuff, including the new Younger line!

      • Nicole Reply

        June 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        Cool, thanks for the tip! I will have to check them out next time I visit my parents.

  4. Andrea Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Wow, I would have never guessed that chair to not be a vintage piece, it fits in perfectly!

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