Home Update | Camerich low level leather lounge chair
Whenever I'm asked to describe our home I always describe it as a continuously evolving project. I'm not sure it will ever be 'finished' as there is always something I want to add, remove or upgrade as my taste and style evolves.
I've been wanting to update our living room with a new lounge chair for some time, but the downside with many statement lounge chairs is that they are designed to work best in a vast sparsely furnished modernist space, not in the smaller Victorian or Edwardian properties that many of us in the UK live in. Our home dates from the 60s but it is modestly sized and I wanted to choose a chair that would have space to breathe.
I really love the elegant proportions of this black leather lounge chair from Camerich. Several of their designs caught my eye but from a shortlist which also included the Arc and the Flora low back lounge chair it was this one that I finally settled on.
Its lines are strong but understated and I wanted to allow lots of space around it so that I can appreciate its geometry from different angles. I've been working hard at decluttering recently and adopting a more pared back approach just feels like the most comfortable way of living in a smaller home to me. I find it hard to relax in a space that's overcrowded or cluttered.
With its low deep slanted seat the Simon has a distinctive geometry, almost like that of a rocking chair, which gives it a contemporary laid back look. I've placed ours in our reading corner, but in a larger room I'd place two of these chairs side by side opposite a sofa, perhaps just across from this marble coffee table.
Its simple clean design fits perfectly with my philosophy of investing in timeless, good quality pieces that I'll be able to appreciate and enjoy for years to come. Camerich's furniture has a high end look and feel, but given the quality of the craftsmanship and materials used, the price point is more attainable than you might expect.
I've just finished reading 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying', and the essence of Marie Kondo's advice in this book is that when choosing what to keep and what to throw away we should ask ourselves just one question - 'does it spark joy?'.
I think this is a great thought to keep in mind when you are buying new things too. As a mantra for buying - whether for your home or wardrobe - this one simple question offers protection against the temptation to buy cheap, throwaway things that we will quickly fall out of love with.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with sometimes buying more affordable high street pieces, but I've learned over the years that whenever I've compromised and bought something that was a cheaper substitute for a much more expensive thing that I really wanted I've always ended up feeling disappointed. So now I prefer to either go without, or wait and save up for the design I really want.
And I'm pretty sure that this lovely chair with its elegant oak frame, butter soft leather upholstery and plump, inviting cushions is a piece of furniture that will continue to spark joy for many years to come.
Posted in collaboration with Camerich. Photography and styling by Design Hunter.