My next favorite chair for loft living would be one that meets form and function. And, you may cringe when I suggest this, but . . . a recliner would be ideal. Recliners allow the luxury of putting your feet up to provide optimal relaxation when watching a movie or cheering for your favorite sports team! Recliners have ease of being return to a confined position which saves on valuable space when not in use. Add who doesn’t want to maximize the space in their loft?
Recliners are not your typical grandfather’s Lazyboy anymore (although those do still exist 😬). Today’s version comes in a multitude of styles from contemporary, to transitional, to those with a vintage feel. Many updated versions have mechanical operations that allow you to lower and raise the foot rest with ease. These new user friendly recliners also offer a safety feature. A backup battery in the chair will automatically return you to a sitting position if there is an electrical outage. Recently a client and I purchased one for her loft from Noel Furniture (www.noelfurniture.com) in Houston Texas. This safety feature worked like a charm when a severe thunderstorm blew through Houston, leaving her without electricity.
Newer designs offer narrow widths to accommodate smaller spaces. One beauty to check out is the DS277, designed by Christian Werner and manufactured by de Sede. This ultra modern recliner comes in leather and can be purchased at Internum & Design (www.internumdesign.com).