When I Met the Calvin Chair, It Was Love at First Seat

The Calvin chair by Massoud, $1,199 at Neiman Marcus

Here’s how my furniture shopping has gone this week: I needed a desk. So I looked everywhere. I probably looked at 1 billion places. Couldn’t find an acceptable desk. I thought I might die desk-less. Then, finally, with a little help from my mom, I found a desk. Whew. That was hard. But now I need a chair to go with the desk! Oh, will it ever end? I’ve only looked at half a billion places so far, but I’ve encountered a different kind of problem. I found a chair—the chair, actually—but it’s way beyond my budget. Let me introduce you to the Calvin chair. Isn’t it a beauty? The yellow houndstooth, the black leather seat, the nailhead trim—I love it all. If you love it, too, and you have a spare $1,199 lying around, Neiman Marcus can hook you up.