As promised, here it is: the finished chair. It is the Laney chair in Eureka Natural fabric.
Eureka is a textured cotton fabric. It is spot clean only. However, both the seat and back cushions are reversible for double the wear. That’s more than I can say for some discount furniture stores (like Ashley) that have one-sided cushions. Home Reserve does offer many machine washable fabrics, including a selection of stain-resistant fabrics for pet owners.
I’m wondering if I got the last of Eureka Natural, because it is no longer on the website. Eureka Bleached Natural, a pure white, is still available, though. I was originally leaning toward the Tux chair in a houndstooth, but decided on very neutral since I wasn’t sure where the chair would ultimately end up. I also changed my mind and went with the more traditional rounded arms of the Laney over the modern arms of the Tux.
Craig is 6’2”, and said after sitting in it that he has a good first impression.
I am 5 ft even, and while I found it a little too deep to comfortably sit with my feet on the floor, that is my reality with any chair. Curled up like this, as I pretty much always do, I was quite comfy.
I think my favorite feature is the under seat storage. Seriously, how awesome is that?! I have since taken three times that many magazines and catalogs from the coffee table, which was in danger of disappearing under the load, and hidden them in the chair. Think how much storage you would have with a full sofa, or, good grief!, a sectional! Games, blankets and throws, seasonal decor, canned or paper goods if you lack a pantry…the possibilities are endless!
I think it’s a very good-looking chair! My Target pillow adds a nice shot of color, but you can order throw pillows from Home Reserve in any of their fabrics, as well as ottomans, wall art, and designer storage cubes.
The seat cushion is definitely firm, but I didn’t find it uncomfortable; granted, I have yet to sit in it for longer than 30 minutes. The company president said that in the past their foam was too firm, but they have made improvements in the last couple of years. Based on that, I imagine it will break in a little with use. I will weigh in on that at a later date.
My overall first impression of Home Reserve is very favorable (and I’m not just saying that because they sent me a free chair!). Yesterday I gave them good marks for fast delivery, packaging, engineering and ease of assembly. Today I give them thumbs up for looks, affordability (chairs start at $179; this one would cost $230), unique features, and reasonable comfort. Durability and long-term comfort will need future analysis.
What do you think?