September 16, 2010

Let’s All Have a Seat

Recently, my husband decided he wanted to get a seat for our 15 month old son.  He promptly headed to our local baby-supply warehouse and realized that there was not one option available that he felt comfortable bringing home.  Their main offense: licensed characters.

Now, before I get labeled anti-fun, I should let on to you that I actually KNEW some of those licensed characters (as we put it back in the day) “inside-out”, and took my relationship with those characters and the relationship of those characters with their adoring public very. seriously.  So I totally understand the purpose of those characters in children’s lives and imaginations.

That said…I don’t want Mickey, or Tigger or Lightning McQueen or Barbie or any Marvel Comic Superhero plastered all over a major piece of furniture in our living room.

Thankfully, there are some terrific options out there for toddler chairs in a variety of price ranges:

Top Left: You’d be hard pressed to find a chair any cuter than this cow, bear and bunny trio at Restoration Hardware; Top Right and Second Row (Left): The quality workmanship and great style of these selections from KidsZits in the Netherlands makes the delivery fee to the US worth it

Second Row, Right: Land of Nod offers this classic, frameless seat for kids

Third Row, left: Have you heard of the Fatboy?  Basically it is a plush pillow/cushion that you can form to any variety of seat to prop you up.  Awesomely, they have a kids size…even more awesomely…they’ve partnered with Marimekko to make some super vibrant seating solutions; Third Row, right: By far, the most versatile of all the options, the Fleezy Futon converts to a lounger by simply detatching the top from the bottom

Bottom Left: Pottery Barn Kids has lots of slip cover options for their frameless “Anywhere Chair”; Monte’s Cubino Chairs are offered in a range of colors and are a beautiful option for any modern playroom.

We ended up going with the option from Pottery Barn Kids since it had the same shape as our armchair and thus fit in well with the rest of our living room decor.

What chair would you choose?

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