11.10.2011

kijiji and the power of photography

so I'm cruising through the kijiji furniture ads...

somewhere I really should NOT be allowed to wander unsupervised :)

and I come across these pics...






might not have stopped me in my tracks, 
but a closer read revealed these are pics of
Ralph Lauren writers chairs...
giant upholstered beauties that are as comfortable as they are dashing.

In perfect condition.

Hmmm...

A pair of emerald green velvet armchairs are on my wish list for the family room.

But could these work?

They look a little worse for the wear in the pics, don't they?
 A quick email exchange with the owner reveals they are indeed in perfect condition.

While I spend a few days considering working with this deep rich merlot hue in the future redo,
the seller emails me three times with huge price reductions.

By $375 I had no resolve left. 








Pretty damn sexy, aren't they?

I think if these had been the pics posted online they may have sold just a wee bit faster!

Of course now I need to change a whole bunch of other things in the design plan I had cooked up...
ah, the dreaded ripple effect!

But they're worth it :)








ps. have a really, really good Crushing on Color post lined up for monday,
it's delicious, truly.. stop by for decadent eye candy!



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16 comments:

heather (love your space) said...

HOT!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Nice find!!! You know how much I adore red!!!

Amanda Hill said...

Oh I would have gave in to! So SEXY!

Kerry said...

Those are STUNNING! What a fabulous find! I wish I came across things like this on Kijiji hahaha :)

Melissa said...

They're gorgeous! And if you really wanted to, and you decide that you're still lusting after green, you could always have them reupholstered...As someone who reads for a living, I am officially jealous.

InteriorGroupie said...

oooh la la...loving them!! What a great find.

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow! what a find! Amazing what some great photography can do - they are beauties! :)

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Stunning! The colour is simply gorgeous. You'll have fun coming up with a new design scheme to work around these beauties.
Have a lovely day, Anne-Marie!
~ Wendi ~

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Oh Wow! A great find, and so worth the ripple effect. Aren't you glad the seller didn't have great pics...in your case it equated to a great deal. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Friday!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

So very sexy! That color velvet just screams boudoir (c: LOVE it! Great find!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i'm a sucker for all velvet, but some colours are just made for it. and this is one! gorgeous.

xxx

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great find! Love Ralph Laureen.

Clara Turbay said...

You are so luck with your great taste and style.

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barbara@hodge:podge said...

O.M.G. enough said...

lululoves said...

I am so coming over for girls movie night!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

delish. ous. and they look comfy, too!

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