Wisteria – Side Chair with Very Good Multiple Personalities – $899 – (with white linen slip cover add $$) (above)
Got this note to my blog’s email address just the other day:
Can you find me some pieces on casters? — sofas, chairs, chests — I love movable pieces but they are hard to find.
Not so fast…of course I was immediately humbled when I almost immediately realized that the email was from one of my best friends, Nicole…so much for helping the world and back to helping my family and friends with their design dilemmas.
Nicole is a mother of three who lives in New Jersey with her kids and husband. While her identity is known, the sentiment of the email is real. Nicole loves furniture on casters – furniture on wheels. Anything castered works for her – from coffee tables, sofas and chairs to chests of drawers. She likes the idea of being able to move and push large and small pieces of furniture around her rooms on small attached wheels called casters. This I guess gives her the decor and design flexibility she needs with a household full of kids.
Baker Furniture – Milling Road Regency Chair – $2324
Baker Furniture – Milling Road Regency Sofa – $3836
What I found is that most castered furniture comes in the form of upholstered sofas and chairs with very classic English styling. I like the Baker furniture version above because of the straight clean lines and the angled tapered legs.
William Sonoma Home – Bedford Chair and Bedford Ottoman – $1725 and $725 in muslin (above)
William Sonoma Home – Bedford Sofa in muslin – $2900 – English arms with turned front feet on brass casters (above)
Found a few other non-traditional items with wheels on them…like this acrylic movable side table from CB2. It rolls on clear acrylic casters and can be wheeled around any modern living room.
Ikea also featured a castered bench with storage underneath – perhaps would work well pushed up against a wall in a small apartment.
Please send in any ideas you might have for my friend Nicole and her Desperate Decorator alter ego!