A great chair can change your life. OK, I know that sounds a bit over dramatic, but seriously, if you have a comfy place to sit, think of the implications!
- You would make time to settle in with a good book, and refill your tank in the process. Then you could use all that new energy to run a marathon or volunteer at a homeless shelter. Right?
- You would linger longer over conversation with great friends because you wouldn’t want to get up, and, eventually you all would come up with solutions to all the world’s problems. World peace, at last!
- You would catch up on the news, the hit TV shows and the big game, so you would have lots to talk about around the water cooler at work. As a result, you would be so politically well connected, chances are you would win that promotion or big raise. Imagine!
See how your fortunes could change just because of a great chair? Here’s the chair that can deliver all that powerful comfort (but the world-altering results will be up to you):
Everyone who comes into Nell Hill’s these days looking for furniture wants a chair that can deliver both high style and oodles of comfort. (Right now, that’s lots of folks because Jan. 15 through Feb. 15, all of our upholstered furniture is 20% off – even custom orders!) For most of us, gone are the days when we wanted more formal furnishings that look sensational but are no fun to sit on. The world is getting more casual, and we want furniture that allows us to live our real life, a place we can tuck our feet up under us, snuggle in and check our Facebook page on our phone. For me, that chair is a swivel glider.
I NEVER thought I would sell a swivel glider at Nell Hill’s. In my mind, these chairs were something my grandmother would love in her home, but not me. Then the motion revolution began, and furniture designers mashed together blissful comfort with head-turning styling and created the chair you are proud to have in your home and that you can hardly pry yourself out of. Our rep for CR Laine reports that their motion chairs are so popular now, they account for half of their sales. I won’t get into the nuts and bolts of how these chairs are made, but they are carefully designed to deliver melting comfort to everyone from a petite 5’2” woman to a big old 6’2” man.
When I started carrying swivel gliders at Nell Hill’s, I was amazed when our customers in their 20’s and 30’s went wild over them. But it makes sense – they don’t have the “this is my grandmother’s chair” perceptions about motion chairs, like I did. Instead, they saw all the lovely classic and contemporary lines, wide mix of fabrics and trim, and sink-into coziness, and fell in love.
Young moms are loving motion chairs for their nurseries and families are using them in their hearth rooms or family room. As husbands patiently wait for their wives as they shop at Nell Hill’s, they flop down in our swivel gliders and melt in, happy as clams. All they need is a TV with a game on, and they would never want to leave. Dan and I have two swivel gliders in our basement TV room for that very reason. See the chair in the photo above? This is where you’ll find Dan every Sunday watching the Kansas City Chiefs.
Me? I’m glued there, too, with my legs tucked up under me, snuggled under a throw blanket, watching old movies.
At Nell Hill’s we are now carrying a wide array of these beauties. You’ll find traditional silhouettes, like wing backs, covered in classic fabrics like men’s wear patterns or linens. And you’ll find transitional frames covered in funky geometric patterns in the season’s hottest colors. Because they are chairs people really live in, lots of families want the motion chairs covered in our outdoor fabrics, which look and feel like regular upholstery but can withstand kids, pets and husbands.
This winter, as you cocoon, find yourself a comfy chair. It could change your life! Just a reminder: All our upholstered furniture, including swivel gliders, will be 20% off during our semi-annual Upholstered Furniture Sale at Nell Hill’s Briarcliff, Jan. 15-Feb. 15. Hope to see you soon!
Next Week … Ottomans are one of my favorite pieces of furniture because you can use them to add so much flair and style to your home.
Linda saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Mary Carol You have hit another “highnote” in furnishings. Multitask pieces. We can swivel from TV watching to company conversations with a 180′ turn. Its a miracle. You are the best.
have a blessed, prosperous 2015.
Nancy B at Lake Stevens saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Oh you got me at the first picture, the very lovely cream chair, Since I live in the Pacific Northwest and cannot imagine it would be cost effective to order a chair from your gorgeous store, is there any way to find out the manufacturer of that chair?
Anne M Travis saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm
My question: is this like a rocking chair?
Jim Lisson saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm
Will next months blog be on comfy recliners?
BARBARA saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm
hello Mary Carol , thank you again for giving us tips to decorate our houses, it is true, is nothing like a great chair to sit and relax, yes, is great to have one, and you look just nice in your chair, that is a nice photo.
Mary Carol saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm
Anne, the chairs glide, so it’s a more forward/backward motion vs. up and down like you get with a rocker. But they have the same effect: lulls you into a zombie like trance!
Nancy, we carry motions chairs from CR Laine and Lee.
Jim, so sorry to tell you, we don’t carry recliners, but these motion chairs, paired with an ottoman, are just as comfy!
Judy saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm
I have been looking for a stylish swivel glider for several years so am happy to learn that many options are now available. Unfortunately, like Nancy B, I too, live far (Alaska) from your beautiful store. Is the only manufacturer CR Laine or are there others?
Jan Trantham saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 7:51 pm
So get ahead and design some awesome recliners!!!
Lynnanne Baumgardner saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 8:32 pm
What are the dimensions of the motion chair? Does Nell Hill stock all weather fabrics?
Lisa saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm
Great ideas as always…..The chairs are all great, however what really caught my eye is the side table in the 4th picture from the top. Can you provide the dimensions and cost? Thanks.
Victoria saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 10:13 pm
MaryCarol, words don’t discribe the love affair I have with my rocker/swivel sanctuary chair. Every morning I have my coffee facing the garden ,and do my meditation. Then I swivel and enter the family room world. On another occasion a grandchild will enter my world and we will rock, cuddle and be feed. Oh, the wonderful world of a motion chair! It’s the best!
Mary Carol saysJanuary 14, 2015 at 10:21 am
Victoria, thank you so much for sharing this heartwarming story! See, a great chair can change your life!
To answer some questions …
Judy, Lee also has motions chairs.
Lynnanne, we have lots of options in motion chairs at Nell Hill’s, and can upholster them in just about any fabric you chose. Give us a call for sizes, cost range (remember – they are all 20% off through Feb. 15!): 877-746-4320.
Lisa, give us a call, too, for info on the table. I’m blogging soon on selecting the right accent table, so stay tuned!
Cheryl Calvin saysJanuary 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm
Hello, I have been meaning to write and say how much of an inspiration Mary Carol has been ever since I first stepped inside the store in Atchison several yrs. ago. I have a vintage, antique store here in Stockton, Ks. I look at all her news emails I received and get ideas. And I am able to keep up on all the new trends, in both furnishings and colors. That in itself is a full time job! I specialize in painting and distressing old furniture, re-purposing many old things, building a few things too and everything else in between. Oh, and the motion chairs, my oldest daughter is 40 and she loves the motion chairs, I wish when I bought my new club chairs last year that I would have went with the motion chairs. Thank you for all you do and keep sending those emails!! Cheryl Calvin
Nancy B at Lake Stevens saysJanuary 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm
Mary Carol, thanks so much for your prompt reply. I did find a couple of retailers in my area who carry the lines you mentioned. Also, I had never heard the term “motion chairs.” This will help me describe exactly what I am looking for.
A couple of weeks late…Happy New year.
Karen R saysJanuary 17, 2015 at 8:40 am
Hi ! I live outside of Detroit, MI – where can I purchase this motion chair locally? Thx so much!!!!!!
karen rogers saysFebruary 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm
Would like to know where I can purchase these glider rocker chairs-Is there a handle to keep them motion free for getting up from the chair-They all look very comfortable,thank you
Jeanne B saysMarch 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm
I live in Near Boca Raton and Ft Lauderdale, Fl. Where can I purchase this swivel glider chair or similar! Love it!