For Comfort & Style
Mayfair by Stressless )
Custom Casual )
Simon Reinvented Recliner by American Leather )
Jocelyn Chair )
When it comes to choosing a chair for your living room, today's options extend far beyond bulky Barcaloungers and La-Z-Boys. Whether you're looking for movement like gliding or reclining or support for a sore back or tired legs, there are options for every need in an endless variety of styles and fabric and leather finishes to match any decor. Experts from local home furnishing stores share their favorite chairs that are both stylish and comfortable.
Mayfair by Stressless
What's to Love: Made in Norway by an eco-conscious company, this chair is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.
"If you have a bad back, this is the chair for you," says Keith Bolles, one of the owners of Saybrook Home.
* Four leather qualities
* 14 fabric qualities
* 140 vibrant colors to choose from
*Classic Base (wood base available in small, medium, and large)
* Signature Base (chrome base in small, medium, and large)
* Leg Comfort (power base available in medium and large)
Pricepoint: Starting at $2,595
Found at: Saybrook Home, 2 Main St., Old Saybrook
What's to Love: "The swivel and glide means that they not only only spin 360 – which is awesome if your view is one way and your television is another way – but also glide for soothing comfort. There are glider ottomans so you put your feet up and glide on both," says Madison Furniture Barn owner Eileen Smith.
* Upholstered or slipcovered
* Traditional rolled arm or modern straight arm style
* More than 400 fabrics available
* Swivel only
* Swivel and glide
Pricepoint: Starting at $990
Found at: Madison Furniture Barn, 314 Flat Rock Pl., F155, Westbrook
Simon Reinvented Recliner by American Leather
What's to Love: "It doesn't look like a recliner," says Fairhaven Furniture co-owner Lao Triffin. "It swivels with very easy motion and gives you a full recliner in a chair that's very streamlined and slim."
"It's supportive on the neck and back with high-quality foam and down cushioning for comfort. It also easily matches a lot of different styles," says Colleen Gala, Triffin's business partner.
* Fabrics, including Crypton and Sunbrella
Made to order
Pricepoint: Starting in fabric at $2,199, starting in leather at $2,899
Found at: Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Ave, New Haven
What's to Love: "Comfort, great lines, and can be used in traditional, transitional, and modern designs," says owners Deanna and Nicholas Blake.
* More than 500 fabric options
* Swivel rocker
Pricepoint: Starting at $999
Found at: Domestic Possessions, 11 Garnet Park Rd., Madison
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