Just Add a Good Book: Linden Armchair from West Elm

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Whew! This has been a long week and a half for me. The actually process of moving is almost never fun, but even less so when you have to do it all yourself up a very narrow flight of stairs. But you know what? Having our own place is worth every bump, bruise and scratch along the way, and I couldn’t be happier if I tried. Well…I’ll be happier when we get rid of all these boxes, but still…

And having all this space has definitely given me the decorating itch. Even with boxes stacked up all in corners and along walls, I see so much potential. Take our master bedroom, for example. I’ve been saying for a while that we want to get a platform bed, but we’ve got a lot more space now than we’re used to. So much that I’d love to get a cushy chair to put in a corner for those quiet mornings when I just want to sit under a window and read.

The Linden Armchair from West Elm is green enough to be a serious contender, not to mention stylish and timeless. Even the dust cover is made of organic cotton. I can just picture curling up in this baby with a hot cup of mint tea. There’s just one problem. It costs more than my rent 🙂

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of FSC-certified wood
  • Cushions partially made of soy-based polyfoam
  • Recycled cotton upholstery
  • Dust cover made of organic cotton grown in the U.S.
  • Low-impact dyes release no toxins

Price: $749 (aff)

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  • Megan September 28, 2009, 12:38 pm

    I’m drinking mint tea right now 🙂 I love your “why it’s green” list – and the price does hurt (certainly more than finding a comfy chair to repurpose on the side of the road (or does that just happen in Berkeley?) but I’m personally trying to come around to the ‘good and lasting things require investment’ place myself. Can’t say I’m there yet – but I think a great place to relax that’s good for the world is worth the splurge when you can make it 🙂

  • erika September 29, 2009, 11:37 am

    it’s definitely worth every bruise!! you are going to love it! congrats on the new place!

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