Kate Spade’s made furniture! and I for one am sitting pretty. My favorite new set of the designers chairs are showcased up the stairs at the Kate Spade flagship store on Madison Avenue. The Russell Arm Chair was/is my favorite piece in the line. But this pretty armless seat does need a partner (book ends for the rear ends,) to complete and compliment a really sassy space, and mimic a great layout like the smooth one at 789 Madison. The chairs exude a sort of downtown flair with uptown chic. The style or statement pieces are cool enough to warm up any room, due to a really pretty, timeless warm beige color. The understated sleek skirted chair is also soft to the touch, roomy and meticulously hand curated. I’ve spent a lot of time on the pink signature sofa in the salon with the “Your Girl Friday” team, but I felt even more at home once I sat on the new furniture – the mod crowd of simple seats, (which, by the way, made the intimate, private shopping space somewhat roomier, softer and a bit more mature than before.)
On a warm winter moment when the sun hit and lit the Russell Chair just right in the heat of that day, the chair actually appeared golden. I loved that the special linen blended material shimmers a bit, making it the perfect simple staple to build a busy room around. Furnishing a home is always a gargantuan effort, especially for those of us that like to keep it smart, easy, classic and inexpensive.
Kate Spade’s chairs and other lovelies are unfortunately not cheap, the chairs are very much in line with another very competitive design shop that I adore and used to furnish my living room (that pretty furniture is a post that hasn’t been written or photographed yet,) and like all things beautiful these lovelies, too, do come at a price. As there is always room for a few more inspired, functional pieces, to ease into any space or decorating style while adding a hint of funky flair to a fabulous home, the lifeline of a good looking model like the Russell Chair looks pretty good. And these chairs would certainly add to anyone’s model home, unless, the steep prices, up that steep staircase get any higher. Leave it to Kate Spade to always save the best seat in the house for last. Would that this were a sale tale. After perusing the many lesser priced alternatives, my guess would be to sit tight.