Our shipment from Gallant & Jones—makers of fabulously cheerful and impossibly hip deck chairs—arrived yesterday, just in time for the 4th of July! As I unpacked them, the sun started to shine. It was like the appearance of the chairs cued summer to (finally!) start in Portland.
The chairs were inspired by classic striped English deck chairs, but they are North American to their core. The impeccably built frames were designed by two British expats, Gwyn and Tamra, and are hand-built by them in their little workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia. The frames are made from North American White Oak, which is a durable hardwood, even in the rainy Northwest. The fabric slings are handwoven in Mexico by a family of 3rd generation weavers, and the little pillow is stitched right here in Portland, Oregon and made out of 100% organic cotton.
After sitting in the deck chairs, I am pretty sure that lounging around in one without a trashy novel and a cocktail is a crime. If it’s not, it should be. The chairs have three sitting positions, which are perfect for the following things:
Position # 1: Reading. Hopefully devouring the aforementioned trashy novel.
Position #2: Drinking. Preferably before 5:00.
Position #3: Sleeping. Ideally in the middle of the day. Double points if your nap takes place during the week.
We have a limited supply of the Cabin, Dock, and Woodland chairs (the textiles are pictured from left to right above). Each chair is $325. With every purchase, Gwyn and Tamra dontate money to Love Trees, a non-profit that gives tree seedlings to children and empowers them to care for the tree and watch it grow.
Even if you don’t have a deck, the chairs are sure to brighten up a balcony or lawn. And they fold flat, so you can pop them in the trunk and bring them to the beach!
The Rachel is a dream to sit in. The super soft cushions are filled with FeatherCloud–a 50% super soft polyester fiber, 45% feather, 5% down blend that is just incredibly cushy and comfy. Our floor model (pictured above) shows off the super tailored slipcover, but you can really change up the look of the sofa by choosing one of the many different styling options.
The best part about this sofa is the slipcover fits perfectly. It gives it a casual, comfortable look, while looking very tailored and neat. This client was looking for a sofa to grace her traditional living room while holding up to the demands of a family with small children. She chose to slipcover the Rachel because she can machine wash or dry clean the cover as often as necessary. The addition of a mini box pleated skirt gives the sofa a finished look, don’t you think?
The upholstered version of the Rachel sofa (above) has super clean lines that show off the frame’s elegant, curved English roll arm. The great thing about having this sofa upholstered is you can also always order a slipcover if you want to change up the look of your sofa seasonally or your color scheme changes down the road.
The Rachel sofa is 84″L by 39″D and starts at $1825, plus shipping. It is also available as a love seat, chair, or chaise.