You may well remember this post from last month. I had a little rant about our old, bulky, brown sofa and announced the wait for a much more stylish alternative from Habitat. Well, delivery day came and I literally jumped up and down in anticipation. I can safely say they weren’t lying about it being easy to manoeuvre into tight spaces. Our last sofa took five men and a lot of knocking on our brand new neighbours door on a Saturday morning to gain more space to push the beast. This one however, went in like a breeze!
OK, let’s talk about my sofa. No joke, it’s been bothering me for quite a while now, in all it’s brown and bulky glory! Whenever I walk into the living room each morning it offends my sleepy eyes without fail and I really have been longing for one that actually fits in with the rest of our aesthetic or at least doesn’t look like such an imposter. Don’t get me wrong, I was very thankful to inherit a free sofa when we got married and it’s withstood some serious wear and tear along with numerous spillages but try as I might I just can’t learn to love the deep brown colour and chunky style.
Last week I had the opportunity to go to a dinner hosted by the team at Habitat and Birchbox to celebrate their collaboration this March. Now for those of you who, like me happen to be new to Birchbox then I’ll explain. It’s a monthly box full of goodies in sample sizes so you can try some of the cult and up and coming brands. Basically try before you buy. If you fall in love with a product you can then buy all the full size versions in their shop which I think is a great idea! I for one find it very hard to commit and pay full whack for any beauty products which generally means I end up opting for the cheap and therefore safe options.
Birchbox have done a few other collaborations with brands for their monthly boxes but I love the idea of them with Habitat and even looking at the pretty, colourful box you get a sense of Habitat’s brand shining through. Where does a beauty website and a home store collide I hear you ask? I will explain but first…
…A selection of beauty and interior bloggers were invited to the Habitat store on Kings Road for a celebration 3 course meal and little run through of new products for both brands. I was all rather fancy. The food was delicious, I got to meet some other really interesting bloggers and picked up some make up tips which was handy as I’m soooo not an expert!
When I first started woking from home I immediately notice I had back ache and a cricked neck. There wasn’t too much detective work required to pin it down to the very rigid, uncomfy dining chairs we had. I was working at the dining table and therefore I’d just sat on what was already there. Bad move. Then I got myself a cheapish Eames style chair, in many ways similar to the the chair pictured and it did make quite a big difference. However recently I was gifted with this beautiful upgrade from Habitat and ever since I’ve been revelling in the sheer comfort factor. It made me realise just how rickety my old chair was. The Jerry chair back is also slightly more upright which sets me at better angle for hours in front of a screen. I’m sure sitting really upright is more conducive to working harder. That’s probably a scientific fact or something but don’t quote me. There’s also a delightful padded cushion built in! It’s stylish and practical which is what anyone’s after right? I’m never going to be someone who buys myself a bulky office chair on wheels so this one brings me to my sweet spot.
I’m loving my Jerry chair especially when I added up how much time I spend sitting each week. I was pretty shocked! Plus I obviously double it up for dining so we don’t have any extra chairs clogging up our little flat.
Today really did start out as the most dismal day! I walked about 5 minutes both ways this morning and my feet, tights and hair (not sure how with an umbrella) were soaked! The winter cold draws in and something in me is telling me to go into hibernation mode. I’m well and truly into the season of working at my desk with a cup of piping hot tea, a hot water bottle, sometimes a blanket and now this cosy little edition, my Habitat Meera cushion.
I love my Eames style chair but most of the time I want to be propped further upright while I work or read and this lovely cushion from Habitat does the trick with the right balance of firm and squishy. Yes, those are the technical terms. It holds it’s shape well, is particularly comfy and looks pretty with it’s unusual geometric quilted design, relegating my old working cushion to the sofa.
It also comes in a lovely lime and sparrow purple colour. I love statement cushions and could easily buy mountains of them to fill our chairs and sofas but then people actually need too sit in seats. What a shame!
This post was written in collaboration with Habitat but the opinions and views are my own. I never post material or products on The Lovely Drawer that I don’t agree with or absolutely love. This is a space that will always be governed by my passions and personal style.