Save or splurge?
It’s not essential to spend a fortune, but when it comes to furniture, the old saying, ‘you get what you pay for’ rings true. If you’re prepared to commit for years to come, expect to pay for a higher standard of design and materials. “Chairs make the perfect heirloom pieces so don’t be afraid to spend a little extra,” says Christine Found. Opt for a classic shape and bear in mind that a high-calibre piece can always be re-covered down the track to suit your changing decor, at a much lower cost than replacing it.
Sketch ‘Bowler’ in Diego Rust, $840, Clickon Furniture
Ethnicraft Oak N2 lounge chair, $400, Clickon Furniture. Molmic ‘Cary’ chair, $5545, Sofa & Soul. Timothy Oulton ‘Cave’ chair, $3395, Coco Republic. Boyd armchair in Bottle Green Vic Velvet, $799, Freedom. Stockists, page 188