{ the great rocker debate }

9.23.2009

So ever since Christopher and i started talking about the nursery, i knew we would need (want) a rocker from Day 1. He wasn't so convinced. He thought we could bring the baby home and "see if they need it." Golly, boys are so darn endearing. I tried sweetly to let him know that every baby needs a rocker. I had pleaded my case because i had it in my head what i wanted all along. A comfy, overstuffed, upholstered rocking chair. And...according to my floor plan, it would fit! So i would slip the rocking chair item into pretty much every nursery conversation we had. Christopher was really not amused with me. I think he being the practical one, and me the one that reacts on emotion and motherly instinct and the fact that i nannied for so long- (you would think i know)! Finally, he came to understand, and then began the conversations of what to get.

My initial thought was to go more modern like this
{ source: Nurseryworks }

However, since there are no local retailers, that option was out. Since i am tall, i wanted to make sure it was wide enough and deep enough for my legs.


Next up, the Dream Rocker from Pottery Barn Kids.
{ source: Pottery Barn Kids }

So this one, i have tried a bunch of times. It is so dreamy (hence the name i suppose) but pretty large. I was OK with taking up the space in the room. I was thinking a twill white fabric. That way, we can put it somewhere else one day. It wasn't "funky" enough looking for Christopher though. I was bummed, i really wanted this one.


So we looked around again and found this one
{ source: Nurseryworks by Zac and Zoe }

While the right fabric color was available and the height seemed right on, i was still not sure about ordering online. I fell in love with the classic style of the wing, mixed up with the modern lines.



So last weekend we made a trip to IKEA, and figured we would try this one
{ source: IKEA }

It was actually really comfortable. The seat depth was fabulous. I could cross my legs in it if i wanted to. However, the seat back height was not that great. If i leaned my head back while rocking, i would get a stiff neck. It wasn't quite tall enough.



Surprisingly, we ended up with this one!

{ source: IKEA }

At a fabulous price, it has the modern lines, the high back, deep seat and rocks so well. We both sat in it and loved it! I was so surprised at where we started and where we ended up. It looks great in the nursery, and Clemens has tested it already too.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

8 comments:

Heather said...

We have that same chair in our living room with the ottoman and LOVE it. It's the favorite chair for friends to sit in when they come over. :) It's going to be great in the nursery!

Stephanie said...

We are still in the midst of our rocker debate. I also love the dream rocker, but not the price tag. No Ikea here and I don't think I can convince the hubs to drive 3 hrs for rocking chair options. ;) We definitely need to sit before we buy. lol

Rebecca said...

@ heather - it is soo comfy! I was surprised.

@ Stephanie - IKEA is worth the drive. It took us about 2 hours to get to the closest one to us. You will find plenty of goodies while you are there, besides the rocker.

Hoity Toity Baby said...

Yes ALL babies need a rocker! And speaking from experience, you need one with arm that are high enough for you to rest your arm on! We started out with a traditional rocker and finally broke down and bought a (I HATE to admit it) Lazyboy recliner. It's over stuffed (we picked the fabric) and it's been perfect, even 2 years later, we're still rocking them in the big chair!

Anonymous said...

I've seen your blog through other blogs I semi-stalk and have become fascinated with the design world again. I was in school for interior design and now teach English at a middle school... as for the Ikea chairs, I have the squarish one (your first picture of Ikea chairs) and use it in my classroom for my students. It was a great rocker while I had it, and the prices are right.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

we're loving the stylish chairs

Rebecca said...

thank you anon. and Perfect Palette!

Clare Cassar said...

I bet if you covered the upholstery in some uber fabulous printed fabric it would look ever cooler!! Something from Amy Butler or Alexander Henry - I used to design for Pottery Barn Kids and LOVE this pattern: http://www.ahfabrics.com/products.php?cat_id=744

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