Thursday, June 28, 2007

HELP!

I am in a quandary. My mother-in-law has generously offered to get us a rocker for the nursery, and after much online browsing, I found two chairs that I love -- four if you count color. I wanted something soft and inviting for the unavoidable early morning feedings.

Plus, by getting an actual piece of furniture, it's a substantial chair that will grow with our daughter. I can easily picture her flopped in either of these during her teen years, legs draped over one side while talking on the phone. Endlessly. Because that's what teen girls do.

The two chairs aren't that much different. Both look incredibly comfortable, both swivel and allow for rocking and gliding motions, both are about the same price (thanks to one being half off) and both have a matching ottoman. The first is slightly larger -- one inch taller and three inches wider. The second is marginally cheaper and comes in a cute stripe pattern.

Ever since we found out our baby was a girl, I've envisioned a pink and white room with green accents. I am well aware that too much of any one color can become nauseating, especially pink, so I'm really trying hard to strike a balance before we start making major purchases like paint, bedding and, well, a chair.

So, because you correctly identified the sex of the baby, earning you loads of street cred, I am once again turning to you for guidance, Internet. Please help me choose the chair for our nursery. I am notoriously bad at making decisions like this, often letting the choice consume me for days, and I am now at the point that I can't even rationalize one over the other any more. They all have pros. They all have cons.

Whatever chair we order we will have to stick with because the shipping costs are outrageous. There's no, "Um, maybe we should return it for the green one" option. Once the order is placed and the chair is delivered, it's final.

To help you place your vote, I'll talk you through my thoughts on each chair. Keep in mind we are thinking light pink walls and pink bedding.

pink
# 1
This is the more high-end chair that is half off.
I absolutely love this shade of pink but worry
that it would be too much in an all-pink room.

green
#2
Same chair in green. I love the idea of a
green chair, but I'm not sure about this shade.
It looks a little limey to me. Maybe too loud.

pinkstripes
#3
Another great shade of pink, broken up a bit
by the stripes. This one is from Target and I've
poured over the customer reviews. The only
complaint is that the chair sometimes squeaks,
but most say an application of WD-40 does the trick.
Although not pictured, this has an ottoman, too.

greenstripes
#4
This was by far my favorite until I read the customer
reviews. All of the other buyers say it's not as green
as the picture indicates and is, instead, mostly white
with thinner green stripes. I'm having trouble picturing it.

So, you see my dilemma. Thoughts?

96 comments:

julie said...

I definitely like the striped ones better. As far as color though, either looks good to me. Can you give us more detail about what you want to do with the room? (That's probably a silly question, huh?) What color is the rug, or is it hardwood floor? What were you going to have green in the whole "green accents" idea? I'm just thinking if there's not a lot of other green things, one might wonder what that green striped chair is doing in a pink room. I absolutely do not like the solid color chairs though. Bleh.

julie, again said...

Gah. I looked at them again and I'm going to go so far as to say I hate the solid colors.

I think I prefer the pink striped on. Worst case scenario - you reupholster it when she's 11 and decides she hates pink.

Tiffany said...

I'm a fan of the pink striped one. I do like the solid pink one, but again, if you're going to paint the room pink it'd be a little much.

Although, the green striped one (provided it looked like it's picture) could have more use if you ever had a boy, green goes both ways.

Just my 2.5 cents. But if you're planning to get a new chair if you have other children, then I'd say go for the pink striped one! :-) (and stock up on WD-40!) ;-)

Tiffany said...

Oh, just to be sure... I know you're having a girl :-P. I just re-read my comment and thought I'd clarify.

Basically I meant if you're going to have more children after Baby Girl, green is a little more versatile. :-)

melinda hale said...

Don't like the solid colors particularly - the pink will be too cotton candy-ish as your girl gets older, and I agree the lime is a bit much. Also, solid colors show spit-up WAY too clearly.

I like both of the striped ones, though. Hides stains well (which will happen if you plan to feed her there....), and both are very cute. Don't let a bit of WD-40 stop you!

And as always, final choice is up to you!

the plainsman said...

I like your sense of style and color, the counter-intuitive greens are great for the generally pink and white room.

Agree that the solid "limey" green could be too strong for the intended use. Numbers 3&4 look almost similar, so would avoid the squeaky one, but "they say" that the quiet one is even lighter in color.

How about waiting a few days and looking again or looking somewhere else. The right choice should jump out and say, "ME!" Maybe by then, even the second all green may speak those words!

Jerry might have the answer, though, "Artic Mountain..." LOL

Mia said...

I like either of the striped chairs- I really like the green one, and even if it isn't as green as shown in the picture, it'll still break away from the pink of the rest of the room.

natalie said...

i love #1. you could also go "less pink" with everything else to balance it out, you know? :-) all beautiful chairs though!

~rita ... thatsmypoint@xanga.com said...

I think the #1 and #2 chairs look more comfortable - a bit cushier for some reason. In the long run, I think that will be more important than which color you choose. You can always wait to make other decisions about the room colors until you have the chair - then play it up or tone it down, whichever works best :)

~rita

amy said...

I absolutely love the solid pink chair but I can see how that would be too much pink. Therefore, I would pick the solid green chair. I realize that I will probably be the only one picking that chair :-)I like it because even when she is older she can still use it and not feel like a child. Does that make sense?

So yeah, go with the solid green!!

Anonymous said...

i say go for the pink striped one. i absolutely love pink and the type that likes pepto bismol pink but i think the 1st pink chair has some sort of sheen to it (looks kinda leathery) so i say the pink striped one!!!

oh, and maybe you can paint one of the walls in pink and white stripes!!!

ok i think i should stop with my ideas now. have fun decorating!

Chelsea said...

That is hard! I like #4, but I like how #2 has a place for you to put your feet up, because you'll probably spend many a night falling asleep with your little girl. You could always make your own ottoman.

julie/aahcoffee said...

My vote is solid green as well. You can always tone down the "limeyness" with some coordinating greens and pinks, and it will transition better to a grownup girl's room.

My two cents though....I wouldn't order any chair online. You really do need to sit in them and try them out first. Have you tried a lazyboy store or another furniture store? They will have loads of fabric choices and you can then sit in them. My experience has been that chairs aren't always as comfortable as they look...and you really need something that is going to be the right arm height (for breastfeeding if that is what you are going to be doing), has good back support, and is the right length for your legs.

its_just_ang from Xanga said...

I definitely say the pink and white striped one. The solids I think would be a little much in either the pink or the green. Even though the solids have the ottomans, I think the striped ones look much more comfortable, actually. The fact that it is pink and white striped seems like it would keep it from looking like too much pink in the room with the walls and everything. So my vote is the pink and white striped chair.

Anonymous said...

I like the solid pink one, but maybe only because I can't help but think if it is (normally) the most expensive, there must be a reason why. I know, I'm a fool for that kind of thing.

Regardless, colour is not too permanent. Reupholstering is pricey, but it is easy and not uncommon to drape a blanket or an afghan over the chair, which, of course, could be whatever colour a person felt like at the time.

julie said...

I know I've already commented twice, but I've gotta agree with the other Julie (aahcoffee) about sitting in a chair before buying it. I'd hate to order something like that online then have it show up and be terribly uncomfortable. How it looks won't matter AT ALL at 3 AM during a feeding, but how it feels will matter.

Heidi said...

Solid green, while not the most popular choice so far apparently, is my pick. I like the idea of a green chair better than a pink one in a pink and white room, and the striped green looks too white and less comfortable than the solid green. As Julie and Julie said, comfort is the most important factor, and chairs can always be reupholstered or covered.

Stephanie said...

I would go with either of the green chairs. My sister is expecting, and their nursery has a lot of neutrals so that they aren't too difficult to change later on. I think that all-pink chair would be apt to be called the pepto-bismal chair when your daughter is a teenager. Don't make that mistake (I have pepto bismal carpet in my room)! Good luck.

amy said...

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that the solid green has an ottoman!!

So yeah, I am still set on SOLID GREEN!!!

Anonymous said...

Do your kid a favor now. Stop expecting her to be something she may not be. What if your child turned out to be a lesbian? Tomboy? Someone totally different than the norm? Would your thoughts of her talking on the phone before she was even born persuade her to follow what you wanted for her and not what she wanted for herself? I'm not trying to be ugly, it's just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Stripes. Probably green, so she'll be able to keep it once she decides she "hates baby pink!!"

Marina said...

Green stripes. Perhaps the fact that it doesn't look "as green as on the picture" will be a good thing with the rest of the room. Also, I agree with the "sit before you buy" crowd. You'll also save lots of money on shipping. Chairs are just not something you want to buy online.

Marsha said...

I like the stripeed ones asthetically. But speaking as one who has been there, I think you will want the ottoman.
Big help, aren't I?
I don't care for the solids. Can you find a striped w/ottoman?

Marsha said...

And even lesbian/tomboys talk on the phone as teenagers, really, they do. Or she could just sit there plugged into her iPod or whatever version we have in 15 years. Sorry, couldn't resist.

And the solid chairs look more comfortable as I said. But I like the strips. I'd pick some other choices.

Jennifer said...

I don't like the pink one AT ALL. I'd recommend the chair I used for both my girls, but I feel adding another choice to the pot is not the solution here.

So lets sit down and consider this: Solid colors, yes they are nice, BUT they are more likely to show stains. I promise you that this chair will have its share. Whether its spit up, leaky breastmilk or some other wonderful baby fluid, there will be stains. A stripped chair will help hide that.

With that said, I say pink stripes is the best. You still have your pink, but its not overwhelming. The other pink is going to be too too much. Heck the chair alone is pushing the pink envelope if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Definitely the pink stripe. I think it looks like it will give you just enough pink without overwhelming the room...plus I think the design is softer, more girlish. The first two chairs are a little too square I think...to Jetsonian, if you will. :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the stripes, especially the green. It will break up the pink nicely and be useable down the road, should your daughter decide she wants new furniture.
Question, just for thought; Instead of green, have you thought about any yellows? Yellow and Pink accent each other very nicely and there are a lot of comfortable recliners/rockers in many different shades of yellow. Just wondering.
In the end, sticking with the original options, I would go with your first choice, green stripes. Even if it isn't as green as you'd like, it will break up the pink and tie in with the white.

fiona said...

If she's going to have it for a few years, I'd go w/the last one. It is the most versatile as far as colors go in case she wants to repaint her room purple with green polka dots or something.

Anonymous said...

I love the first one in the green, it can grow like you say it can. I loved pink until i was around seven, then i wanted my room blue with clouds on the ceiling. The green chair would still match with that! Hahah I know this isnt for me, but still...the green can grow. If you have pink walls I think the pink chair will be to much.

--Sarah

Emma said...

Defiently number 3. It's not too bold, and it looks very timeless.

xxE

Anonymous said...

How ridiculous that one person said to stop expecting her to be something that she's not! This is a baby we're talking about here! She isn't going to care what color her room is!

And by the way, I like the striped ones!

maria said...

That is a hard choice, I have to say #3 is my favorite because it's much more subtle. But! I'm assuming that it doesn't come w/ an ottoman? I think an ottoman will be so nice to have on those late nights.

Tiger Babble said...

I like #1 and #2 best.

I don't think you can have too much pink... As long as you use various shades of pink, everything will all work together.

Chair #3 and #4 are too light and look like they won't wear as nicely. I can see the material getting wrinkled and creased and the light material will be prone to spills and stains that are bound to happen.

I would personally go with the green #2 chair, if you want to incorporate green into your pink bedroom. I have seen a lot of very cute nurseries in pink and green lately. Click here for example pic

I see a lot of people expressed concern about a solid pink wall and a solid pink chair. You have to keep in mind that there will be accents, decor, curtains, blankets, etc that will break that up. Hang a cute afghan over the back of the chair and suddenly, it stands out on it's own.

That's just my 2 cents though!!!

Anonymous said...

Go with one of the solid chairs. If it is a better quality chair, it can likely be re-covered or slip-covered at some point in time. It is unlikely that the Target chair (sorry Target) will last that long. In my mind, the right decision is to always go with the best quality that you can afford. Plus, green is my favorite color.

Alexandria said...

Number two is really nice, but I MUST say, it would be horrible if you got it home and it was too bright, because greens can be an unexpected eyesore. I wouldn't go for a pink one either, especially because you're going to be painting the room pink. Not only would it be too bright, but it would most likely clash, unless you took it to Home Depot or something to have it matched specifically. So, long story short, I think the last one makes the most sense. I don't think it would look to badly if it had thinner stripes either.

Anonymous said...

#1 is cute but a little too pepto-bismal pink. I'd go with #3. It's really cute.

Erin said...

Not to confuse the issue, but what about a more traditional rocker (wooden with a chair cushion). That way you can easily clean spit up, crayons, lipstick, etc. off of it as she gets older....

Nikki said...

first off: congratulations on having a baby girl. i think you and jerry will make wonderful parents.
second: i'm really liking the striped chair. if you're going with an all pink room, i really like the green one, even though the reviews say otherwise.

Anonymous said...

My first choice is the green solid color one. It will look good in the room if there are green accents, and as the little lady becomes a teenager, she won't have a baby pink chair. She'll be able to work with it in many different color schemes as she grows and wants to change her room and decorate [or paint] it herself. Also, with the green chair, if you ever have a boy, you can use it in his room too.

Second choice - green stripes.

pauline said...

I definitely think the striped one's are better. To narrow it even farther, I would go for the striped green one. Not too much green as the review indicates, but just enough. A accent.

Tracibobaci said...

I would go with the green striped one in the last picture. It seems more neutral so it will probably last through more than just the first four or five frou-frou years. But you can put a cute outrageously pink pillow in it and it will match.

Where are the first chairs from? I'm in the market for one myself.

Amy said...

I love the first chair.
It's beautiful.

gora_kagaz said...

i agree that that first pink chair will be too much pink. i'd go with the first chair in green. you might also want to consider which one is easier to clean. the stripey ones look a little dull to me.

Anonymous said...

#3 :)

Timberly said...

Absolutely hate the stripes. But then again, I'm not a huge fan of stripes in general.
I love the solid-colored chairs. And the style definitely looks like something you'd have in your home. I like both the pink and the lime, although I'm leaning toward the lime. I think a pink room with that lime chair would be awesome.

Asya Robinson said...

I personally like the green chair. As your little girl grows she may grow to hate pink ... didn't we all? I like the green chair the best; I love the contrast of pink and green. I also liked the pink / white striped chair but I fear it may show dirt quickly. I am not saying you are dirty but you know how it goes with furniture, children, pets, etc.

Anonymous said...

#2, it looks comfortable and because its a solid color, u can add a funky pillow when she'd older and it still will be cool.

Wendy said...

Since you asked, I think you should definatly avoid the solid pink chair. What if it's shade is different that the wall colors or the fabric colors? Then you have a big albatross in the room. I would do a pattern (easier to match in future rooms). Have you considered calling Target to see if they will mail you a fabric swatch? I have suffered a similar fate. I bought 2 shirts from Old Navy (obviously no comparison in price), but both were not as they were advertised - red and white check shirt (was red, white, and blue...looks too country and I could never wear it to work) and green and white striped (really green, black, and white and looks like a man's shirt). I paid $5 for the shipping to take one look and know it was wrong. Take a break, visit a few stores this weekend, and then maybe you will better know the answer.

Rachel said...

I started to read what the other people were saying, but I myself, If it were a chair that I were picking for a baby girls room, I would most definitely pick the Solid Green chair #2. I love the pink and green color combination. You can prevent the baby spit-up on the chair with a beautiful pink throw on the chair that you and the baby can use to cuddle up with at night. (Or Jerry, b/c I'm sure that he will just be tickled "pink" with his little girl.) Plus, if the solid green chair is half off and is about the same price as the striped chairs, chances are that the chair is a little higher quality. Another thing, when you daughter gets older and maybe hates pink, chances are, she won't hate green. :) So it could be a very versatile chair. But no matter what, good luck with your choice. And when you get your green chair you could always find your accents to match, or even do a variety of green shades. Trust me, I'm sure that you would love it! :)

Anonymous said...

#2!!! The green solid will look great with pink. It looks extra comfy too, and I as a teen girl would like to have it in my room! If when she gets older and wants to change her room up there's always the option of making her a cover! And I agree with tiger babel..a cute afghan will make the chair look amazing:)

Ray said...

I LOVE that you're already thinking of her teenage years, that is really cute. I hope you'll love the phone bill just as well. ;o)

I'd go with option #3 because you said that too much pink would just be naseuating. I don't really like green that's why I didn't go with the green options. I think you should do pink & lavender. Lavender's such a beautiful color.

Well anyway's it's your decision I'm still going with option #3 the pink & white stripes. BUT, if you do decide you want more pink the 1st option is a nice one as well.

Take care, Kelly.

Anonymous said...

I really dig the pink solid one. It just looks way way more comfy. The green is a nice contrast to pink though, but the solid colored chairs are what I would go with.

Erin said...

#2

You're right, it would be too much pink to add a pink chair.

and why not get the more expensive one on sale! ALWAYS do that, its better quality, especially if you want this to be used by your daughter through the years!

Ray said...

P.S. You know what the first #1 is really good as well. I know that I stated that before but I don't think that it's too much pink. I mean it depends on what shade of pink you do the room. If you paint the nursery a darker pink, I think that chair #1 would be really nice. And you could always buy another chair for when she grows up. As everyone's said before she'll probably hate pink and want to change her room to something totally different. I don't know---just my opinion anyway.

AND, you may just decide you don't want to paint the room pink after all. Maybe you could paint it white or a pale yellow (not my favorite color but it may be nice)
and make baby foot prints all over the walls in your favorite shade of pink & green. Or maybe as you've written before a long time ago keep it the green that you have already it, then you could have stronger acccents of pink.

Also since you're so creative you should make nursery floor plans. Grab some pieces of white paper, buy some color pencils. That way you can design the room the way you want it to be and you'll have a visual in front of you. As opposed to just random thoughts in your head driving you crazy when you become so indecisive. That way you and Jerry can have more options to choose from. That would be so much easier if you did.

Question: Which one did Jerry like? The green one I'm assuming. Maybe he has some ideas. Or maybe Toby does, hehe! ;o)

Anonymous said...

My thoughts... get #1 and throw a blanket over it to break up the color. Besides, if in a few years you want a light colored slipcover for it, that green is going to be hard to cover.

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering if you noticed how many people said they dont like the striped ones because they dont have an ottoman...do people even read what you write? THEY BOTH HAVE OTTOMANS!

Anonymous said...

I like the solid green one. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the stripes in pink. The solid green might work, too, if it's the right shade. It would be a nice way to tie in any other green accents. However, if it's really bright in person, it might not be a good choice. So I say pink stripes.

Sheryl said...

The stripes are cute, but I'd go with one of the first two---better quality. You can always do something like paint light green and white stripes on your walls, add green with pillows, throw blankets, bedding, picture frames, etc. I guess I'm a sucker for quality at the same price as the cheaper versions.

Sheryl said...

Ohhh! And congratulations on knowing better who you're carrying around!!! I'm so excited you're having a little girl. HOORAY!!!

sarahcarroll22 said...

striped

Laura said...

I'm a member of the wait and see camp. The quality of the first is the best, but the color will be a bit overpowering in an all pink room. The green is waaaay too limey for my taste.And why settle for a lower end chair just because you like the stripes? If you have to choose one I would go with pink stripes, but I would say keep looking before settling for one you kinda like.

Amy said...

I dig the first chair in green. Yeah, I might be in the minority, but it'll be a nice break from the pink, and when someone walks into the room it's gonna be in their face like BAM! haha. Plus it has an ottoman! Yep, def like the green one.

Candi said...

#3 would probably be the best choice. The problem with lime is, when she's 12 she will say, "Mom, I cannot BELIEVE you bought that chair, it's hideous!" Lime goes in and out of style and, trust me, your teen will make you aware of any style errors you may make.

Leslie said...

No. 2.

Janice said...

I'm going to go with chair #4 because even if it isn't as green as the green in the picture, who cares? Green is just an accent color in the room and doesn't need to be too loud anyway. I love the stripes and I like the layout of the chair.

#4

Tiffany said...

I like the striped ones much better for the same reasons you mentioned- the pink one might be too much (especially as she grows and will at one point or another hate pink), and the green one looks too limey. I loved the 4th one just by looking at the pictures. There isn't any way you can see one at a Target store?

Ashley said...

i'd go with the green, it's more versatile, in case your older daughter doesn't want it, but her younger brother does. the stripes look nice, but if the user reviews say it looks nothing like the picture, you'll probably regret it. i'd say go for the solid green. worst case scenerio? you reupholster it later.

tossedrice said...

love the solid green chair!! i think it makes a bold statement and will age well with your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Well, I agree with the others who have said that you should take a look at furniture stores. But, if I had to pick one, I'd pick number four. I think I'd even like it better with thinner green stripes. Just my opinion...

--Laura Y.

Anonymous said...

I definately think the pink stripe is the way to go. Very cute but not as "in your face" pink as the first one.

Anonymous said...

There isn't time enough for me to read 71 comments so forgive me if this has been said, but I can't imagine choosing a chair by looks on the internet, especially one you're planning on spending nursing time in. They're hardly different (except color as stated) but you might like neither as much as a chair you fall in love with once your pregnant butts tries it out in a good furniture store. Good luck. (I picked girl. And have spent lots of comfy hours nursing.)

Anonymous said...

if you're thinking pink you should go for the pink striped one because some girls grow out of the pink phase in their teens (although, a green chair might clash with the color scheme of the room)

Anonymous said...

I think that you should go with #2 the color would compliment the color of the pink walls. Feels very little girl-ish. but what do i know! good luck, tough choice

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the solid green chair, but that is just because I'm anti "It's a girl therefore pink should be the color of choice". I think the pink chair would just be too much pink. So, if you must go pink, perhaps go with the striped chair.

Heidi said...

Pink stripey one!

Wendy said...

You might not see this since you received so many comments, but I have been thinking about it. I really like the shape of the solid colored chairs better. If you were to ever recover it, those would be easier to cover. Given the choice between the pink and the green...I think the green (it's the clashing of pinks I am worried about).

Tina P. said...

this is veryyyy tricky. I think love the idea of getting a green chair. Never would have thought of it- you knowing balancing. However, i think the first chair is a little bit too much. In boht colors. Generally chair number looks patent. Veyr shiny. And chair number one in green is not working at all. Yes, the more i think about it i'd go with the second chair. While there might be more green than white would you rather have that than a chair that might look like a candy cane?

Tina P. said...

p.s on ther last post Artic Dick was my favorite ... actually come to think of it the fart one was funn. Okay i loved them all and i admit they made me laugh for at least five minutes

Heidi said...

I like chair # 3 because it's pink but it looks kinda like cream which is more neutral especially if u don't want an overload of pink :-)

Alana said...

You've got tons of comments so you might not see this and there's a chance that in the oodles of comments you have someone else has already suggested what I'm suggesting but... how about a regular rocking chair?

Time and time again I've heard mother's say how they love their rocking chairs more than any other chair because it allows for a full rocking motion and, most importantly, the extra support it gives their backs because it's flat and sturdy which is just... something they need for whatever reason... thought I'd throw that out there and if you're interested here's a link for a white nursery rocker...

http://www.rockingchairs.com/indoor-rocking-chairs/nursery/products.cfm?action=view&key=KD170

If that's not what you're going for, I'm a fan of #1 and 3. :-) If you get tired of the designs you can have them recovered with a slip cover a few years down the road or if you get bored with the styles, toss a throw or a fancy pillow on for a little pizazz.

No matter which route you take, good luck and enjoy decorating... it's supposed to be fun, so noooo stressing!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

i agree with alana's comment.....why dont u get a regular rocking chair.the ones in the webpage looks goooodddd.
-sreenitha

petra said...

As far as form is concerned, I like the solid color chair much more than the striped one. With the stiped one the problem is the upholstery and way it's done -- it looks too slip-on cover like to me. But, I'm not fond of either of the solid colors as they appear in the pictures. If only the now solid color chair came in striped green upholstery...

And you're right about too much pink being, well, too much. I would paint he walls nice girlish green and have pink accents here and there. Well, I really don't like pink that much, so it's just me. ;)

Tabitha said...

Wow! I haven't been here in so long, I didn't even know you were pregnant. Not being in my SIR list on Xanga any more means I forget to come find you. I'll have to catch up. My vote is for the solid green chair. ~spaceychik

jittersis said...

I Love The Green One! I would bet that the color is not as lime green as the picture shows. I would say it's more toned down. The green would really break up all the other pink items in the room. And just to let you know - My daughter is 27 years old and has loved the color pink since she was a very little girl.

Tiffany said...

Don't let the Ottoman sway your decision! She already mentions how both come with a matching ottoman, no?

kristin said...

I vote #3 because I think it will grow with her and will great in her room even as a teen. I would vote #4 but got a little scared when you mentioned the reviews aren't great on the color.

I think the solid color ones won't work as well as she gets older and changes the decor in her room. You can alwasy reupholster later in life but that's a pain to do it yourself and costly if you hand it off.

Anonymous said...

I think that the right chair will jump out at you, and I'm not convinced you've found it yet....

Anonymous said...

I do not like the solid color chairs. The striped chairs are classy and will be great for a girl way into her teen years. I prefer the pink striped chair. I think as long as you have a rug and other accents that aren't pink, it will look great.

Suzy said...

my vote goes for the first green one...no stripes. You said you invision her as a teen draped over it. When I was a teen, I was into bright colors, I think that the green chair would transistion better with your little girl. I think more pink in a pink wall pink bedding would be like "it's been hosed down with Pepto Bismol".
Good Luck!

Lauren said...

I would go with the green striped one because, as the other commenters have said, it's more versatile. And it does hid spit up well. We have the same green striped one at the day care I work at and it is amazingly comfortable though a little lighter.

Lauren... again. said...

Plus, you might just have a baby boy. It's happened. The ultrasound thinks you're going to have a girl but if the penis is hidden, you're SOL. My cousin Xavier was supposed to be a girl. He's not.

blueskitten said...

GREEN STRIPES (#4), all the way.

Anonymous said...

listen to whomever you anonymous person is that is commented on whether or not she should go pink or not...it is entirely up to her and her husband. just cuz you had a terrible upbringing and were forced to have pink don't make her journey dreadful. she's happy and excited!!!
loffe me

Anonymous said...

I say go with #1. I am a guy so I don't really care how it goes with the rest of the room. For a really great chair I would paint the room a different color. I would not go with the cheaper, squeaky chair. No way been there done that! I could live with the green one but my daughter's room is currently in this color scheme and when the light shines thru the windows you can barely tell what the colors are so it does not really matter.

Heather said...

Not sure on which chair I like better, but I vote green either way! :)