Probably too expensive for me, I thought when I spotted this black leather chair in my friend B.’s home office. Not so! It’s from Ikea, and it’s not leather (read: very cleanable).
Other things learned from hanging with the ever-stylish B.? 1) Have a sense of humor. B.’s office boasts built-in shelves stocked with a writer’s must-haves: pencils, paper and…cognac.
2) Black rocks. It looks high-end and hip. I think black side tables look so fancy and fresh; I nabbed this stenciled one while hitting the flea markets in upstate New York with B.
3) Thumbs up to chairs and sofas. Dominique Browning, writing years ago in the now-defunct House & Garden, raved over the couch in her kitchen. My take? A comfy chair or sofa in an office, bedroom, even bathroom is heaven.
And now, I’d love to hear your top-threes. —Bunny W.