What do you prefer, real ones or fake ones?
My practical side comes out regarding the purchasing of a glider or fancy rocker for purposes of feeding/rocking the baby for about 18 months at most. I know that many people truly swear by gliders, but many others say that they are a waste of money. I personally don't have a clue as I have never required one before, but I think that they are, overall, eyesores and the $850.00 (minimum) price tag makes me cringe.....especially for something that usually ends up just taking up space after its expiration date.
I am sorry, but this thing is the equivalent of a mini-van!
Very pretty from Serena and Lily, but not so sure about the short shelf life/$1,100.00 issue. I don't love it for that price.
So, enter my brilliant idea of the Eames lounger for our family room wherein we would purchase something that would be extra useful for baby feeding and lounging and then ultimately enjoyable long after. Well. Even after fortified by your comments, I was unable to convince Beau to go for it. He pretty much allows me free artistic reign over our house so when he says "ugh" or "no!" on something, I typically defer. For some reason, he cannot stand the aesthetic of the Eames. I will never understand.
Beau's aesthetic and choice for the winner.
I would not stop at his "no," of course. Rather, I decided to wow him with the comfort and beauty of the Eames lounger by taking him to our awesome DWR showroom this weekend. Well, something surprising happened. Beau became as giddy as I usually do over a piece of furniture. Not the Eames, of course. But, interestingly, the womb chair.
I love a womb chair as much as the next guy, but Beau was positively smitted with him. I explained that it was designed by Eero Saarinen as a chair that Florence Knoll could curl up in, and he did just that. So, do we have a winner? Quite possibly.
Here are some shots of the womb chair in action, particularly in more eclectic interiors like ours:
from design sponge
I actually found a decent amount of photos of parents tending to babies in womb chairs, but many of them seemed personal as they were on flickr. Some were also kind of revealing for Gimlet Nation's tender eyes as there were some "feeding" shots. Figured I would let you use your imagination.
Hmmmm....a womb for the little baby. And for us. Someone on a message board deemed it the "king of cozy." That excites me with the Fall approaching.