Before I share the details of this week’s gorgeous Friday Family-Friendly Find, I first feel it is the perfect time to clear the air about a common misspelling/mispronunciation that I see ALL THE TIME. It drives me almost as nutty as hearing people order orange ‘sherbert’ instead of ‘sherbet.’ There is no second ‘r’ in sherbet. Sorry if I just ruined your day.
A chaise longue is literally French for ‘long chair.’ Though you may lounge on one, this is not an English translation of longue. While I’m on a roll, the correct pronunciation of chaise is not SHAYS or CHAYES but SHEZ.
Say it with me, SHEZ LOHNGH, not SHAYS LOUNGE.
This week’s FFFFind is – you got it – a chaise longue, which we typically shorten to just ‘chaise’…even though it technically means just ‘chair’ in French. How many more wrenches can I throw into your Friday? 🙂
What is better than lounging in a cozy, inviting corner with a good book (or podcast, or Instagram feed) and your favorite beverage? Nothing, ever. Well, maybe napping – though I’m personally not a napper (I always feel more tired when I wake up!). When I am designing living spaces for clients I am usually angling to see if I can fit one into the furniture layout. It isn’t always easy, but when there is adequate space in just the right place, it is magic!
The only problem is…I often have a really hard time finding a chaise with the ‘just right’ specs – style, size, one-arm (generally looks best in a corner) and, most importantly, quality construction.
But I’m all about finding unicorns, and today I’m sharing one with you.
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The Lauren Chaise from Taylor Burke Home is a beautiful specimen! Its transitional styling and elegant lines would work well in traditional, transitional, and even ‘soft modern’ spaces, depending on the fabric and finish. It is an updated take on a more traditional chair form, with its enveloping, curving wings, and saber back legs mirroring that curve. You can choose whether it’s a right-arm or left-arm chaise, depending on what corner it’s destined for.
For a piece of furniture you can order online, the quality is excellent and the customization options plentiful. This is a great way for both designers and non-designers to purchase well-made furniture.
The Lauren Chaise features 8-way hand-tied construction (considered the gold standard for upholstery), and a Spring Down seat cushion, which is what we specify 95% of the time because it is firm with a soft ‘give’ and maintains its shape better than other cushion styles. I have sit-tested TBH seating at High Point Market and it is very comfortable!
Taylor Burke Home has a wide variety of performance velvets and wovens, including Crypton fabrics, from which to choose. If you’re in the mood for something more fun and less upholstery-y, there are prints from Lacefield, Brooke Wright, and Blush Label available. COM (customer’s own material – aka, send your own fabric) is also available, and is an option that primarily designers would take advantage of.
All of Taylor Burke Home’s upholstery is made in the USA. ANNND…a woman-owned business (Julianne Taylor is an incredible entrepreneur and a lovely human being). Double hooray!
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