24 July 2011

hot or not?

we saw this pair of chairs w/matching ottomans at the estate sale in palm springs, and couldn't decide if once recovered, they would be hot, or not. on one hand, they are sleek and minimal, on the other hand, almost minimal to the point of perhaps being a little too utilitarian. they were only $250 for the pair- practically free- but we were unsure if they would be chic enough after the expense of recovering to justify the purchase. we are normally pretty decisive when it comes to purchasing- it's our job, after all, but just couldn't decide on these, and figured if we were that on the fence about them, it was a sign to leave them behind...

whaddya think? should we have bought them? hot or not?
ps- oy vey... wait 'til you see what we did buy- a project to be sure, but we passed up similar once before and regretted it, so this time we purchased. we'll snap a pic of our purchase one day this week, so you can all have a giggle.

14 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I think it's good you left them. Something about the shape of them is just not quite right and I hate the ottomans. Can't wait to see what you did bring home.

eclecticrevisited said...

yes, get them and redo them in something black..the pink really detracts from their character..or gives them character but not the kind you want..lol..
maureen

Margaret said...

Naw, they weren't yours to purchase, if you were straddling in public.

I see them in white leather, sitting on an ultra shiny black tile floor, facing the ocean. They take up a lot of floor space, and hope that their fate is not to sit in a cramped apartment.

Let's hope someone with insight adopted them?

Karena said...

I really think they are classic. The right fabric and voila. However as with anything, and this is a major space taking purchase, you want to feel sure about it!

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Suzanne said...

I like a tuxedo chair, but something's not quite right with these... Maybe the arms are just a tad too narrow? I think they cross over into 'waiting room furniture' because of that. (Probably could be remedied, though?)

Raina Cox said...

Without the little ottomans, they're a little too waiting-room-at-the dentist's-office.

jones said...

They were hot, but not GREAT HOT!! Fixing those puppies up would have been really pricey. Can't wait to see what you did buy!! Have a great week--Mary

David said...

They're not bad, but they're not hot. I think passing was the right decision.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I'd be all over them like a drunk Paris Hilton on a Backstreet Boy.

Jamie said...

I like them, but not enough to have them recovered. Can't wait to see what you bought!

Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

Unless they were of a ridiculous quality, I'm glad you passed on them. Can't wait to see what you did pick up though.

Design Blahg said...

I say hot! I would recover with a super bold, bright graphic fabric...I think the shape is great, and love the ottomans. I'm into em!

-- Design Blahg

Ivy Lane said...

not....

Suzy said...

with the right fabric, and a karl springer coffee table in front, totally hot!