Ever since I started writing for Plaidguy, I see plaid chairs everywhere. You know when you finally decide on the perfect car to buy and suddenly you see that same car in the same color all over the place? Well that’s what’s happening with me and plaid chairs….I see them everywhere. And I like it.
I confess I have a bit of a chair obsession. OK, it’s not a ‘bit’ of an obsession, it’s for real. I don’t know when it started. All I know is I would need 17 houses to make room for all the chairs that I’ve picked up at house sales, thrift shops, and yes, off the side of the road, and nurtured back to life. Sometimes all it took was a quick coat of paint, some killer fabric, and voilà. Just to be clear, I like brand new chairs too- the kind you buy in real stores and someone else has already done all the work.
Here’s the thing about chairs, (especially plaid chairs), this one single piece of furniture can say so much! Beautiful dining chairs wrapped in a sophisticated plaid convey the message that “it’s comfortable around here, but not casual.” A big cushy club chair invites you to curl up with a book and hang out for awhile. And that quirky little pull-up chair topped with an unexpected plaid says “I look really cool, but I don’t take myself too seriously.” Such personality!
So keep your eyes peeled. Plaid chairs are everywhere.