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The Perfect Chair.

One of our most important jobs here at Simple Things is helping to match people to chairs. We do it everyday. We understand this stuff. We live it, breathe it. After 17 years of helping people find the right chair frame, fabric and cushions, we know a good chair when we see one. Plain and simple.

We LOVE a good chair. A good chair can make a a room better. It can comfort you. It is a refuge. It can make a long day shorter. This is important stuff we’re talking about. However, finding a good chair is one of those tasks in life that can seem downright daunting. But that’s not what we are talking about today. No, we are talking about finding the perfect chair, the best chair. Yikes, scary, huh? Well, it’s easier than you might imagine.

When you step into our store and you tell us that you are looking for a comfortable chair – and who isn’t? – this is our first stop, and pretty frequently it’s the last stop.

Enter Lee Industries.

Lee Industries nailed this technology decades ago. This is one of their chairs. It is a frame that our showroom is never without. This is a great chair. Some might say perfect.


Why so great? Well, glad you asked – though you might not be, because now you have to sit through some bullet points.

1. It has classic good looks. George Clooney handsome. Never out of style AND it plays well with other furniture styles. Beat that.

2. The back pitch is perfect – for reading, napping, tv watching, or staring into the abyss.

3. Inside width can accommodate anyone – a child, a big dog, a pizza box. Or more practically – a full size person curled up to read the paper.

4. It can be slipcovered, but it also looks great upholstered. Our favorite? We like a short slipcover. It’s the best of both worlds – not too shabby, still has its classic lines exposed, and it’s easily cleanable.

5. Drop dead comfortable, but still supportive. This is the go-to chair for coffee, wine, tears, and hour-long texts.

6. American made – we love that.

Hand tied springs. Oak frame. And pretty darn sophisticated cushioning. All this made by the brilliant Lee Industries. They got this down.

Trust us. Get a pair and call it a day.


21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Christy #

    I’m in love! Approximately how much would the chair pictured run?

    September 16, 2014
    • Depending on your choice of fabric and cushions “the perfect chair” ranges from $1790-$3000. This particular one is $2290 – it’s slipcovered in a great looking linen. I highly recommend a test drive.

      September 16, 2014
  2. I’m pretty sure I need this chair in my life!

    September 16, 2014
    • Me too! It’s definitely a no-brainer. We love this chair. Can you tell?

      September 16, 2014
  3. Leigh #

    BEST CHAIR E V E R!!! Love it!

    September 16, 2014
    • Thanks! We love it too. Do you have one of these perfect chairs?

      September 16, 2014
  4. Nancy Benson #

    I have this chair and it is so comfy that when my mother came to visit, she had to get one, too! She lives in Florida but could only get this particular chair from Simple Things. No one else carries it. Sooooooo……she ordered it from Simple Things and they had it shipped to Florida. This is her very favorite chair. Looks nothing like mine because it has a different slipcover look different fabric, color and style. I have a matching ottoman and mine has little wheels. It’s the best chair ever. I’d buy another one tomorrow if I had room for it. Ask my family… kids all fight to sit in this chair.

    September 16, 2014
    • What a fantastic testimonial! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I can’t tell you how much we love hearing stories like this!!

      September 16, 2014
  5. Susan Davis #

    Yes, I did! I Iove it,too. Nancy’s mom,Susie

    September 16, 2014
    • Oh my gosh! Nancy’s mom! Thanks for chiming in – a multi-generational chair success story. You two deserve your own blog post. Thanks for making our day!

      September 16, 2014
  6. Patsy Walton #

    Thanks for that post. Patsy Walton La Bella Chateau Granbury, TX

    September 16, 2014
    • Our pleasure! We love to celebrate our favorite pieces.

      September 16, 2014
  7. Nancy Benson #

    Can’t wait for you to post a blog about Big Momma. (Lee Sofa) Then, the lovers will really come out of the woodwork. 🙂 (no haters for big Momma or The Perfect Chair, just impossible.)

    September 16, 2014
    • You’re right – Big momma + The Perfect Chair = a great room! She might just need her own post.

      September 16, 2014
  8. Hannah Goodstein #

    I am fortunate to have two of these chairs in a chocolate Toile. Love them! My cats have unfortunately scratched my 3,000.00 chairs. I need slip overs desperately. Can anyone suggest someone who can make them for me?

    June 16, 2015
    • We can order new slipcovers for your chairs from the manufacturer anytime! Just swing by – we can pull your file and see what your ordered originally and you can choose a new fabric. I feel your pain though, I have 3 cats myself, and they abuse my furniture. I have found a couple of our fabrics that my cats can’t get their claws into so easily – ones that have a tighter weave. Or if you prefer to have custom covers made by a seamstress, we can give you a name – just call the store 817-332-1772.

      June 25, 2015
  9. Patrice #

    Do you know where i can find a slipcover for a similar lee industries chair?

    January 20, 2016
    • sorry for the delay. i just saw your question. if we can get the style number from you, you can order a slipcover from us, even if you didn’t originally buy it from us. If you bought the chair from us we would still have your records on file and can find out which frame you have. come and see us! Or you can email the store at We are happy to help in any way!!

      January 24, 2016
      • Amy #

        It’s now 2018, and I’m just seeing this post. Do you still loves this chair?? They look fab and I’m hunting for traditional living room redo. Thnx!

        September 12, 2018
      • Yes! It remains one of our most favorites. It’s an amazing chair! And perfect in a traditional setting – the English arm is a classic. That being said. I live with a sofa version of the chair and it sits quite happily next to a mid century chair. Please feel free to email me with any other questions – Or call us – 817-332-1772 – anyone that answers will sing it’s praises:)

        September 12, 2018
      • Nancy D Benson #

        Yes, I still love the chair! In fact, I’m flying to Florida this weekend to move the one my mother bought back to Texas. 🙂

        September 12, 2018

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