Splurge, Save, Steal: The Leisurely Way

published Mar 17, 2017
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A life of leisure takes work, make no mistake about that. You need to force yourself to slow down, unplug and never utter the words, “I’m too busy.” This week’s picks from Apartment Therapy Marketplace were inspired by personal efforts to make time for what’s important – myself. May these finds push you to not check your social media feeds and relax the weekend away.

Hear me out, This is one of those splurges that will feel like a steal of a lifetime. When you sit back into one of these Jhon Boone lounge chairs and beckon your friend to do the same, it will seem as you really splurged. “It’s silk velvet, dahhhling,” you’ll drawl when your friend remarks over the upholstery, in a print that can only be described as a more sophisticated version of leopard. No one needs a pair of designer chairs, but would you dare to pass up a find like this? Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $900 for the pair.

When I came across this mirror, I thought you don’t see these every day. It’s exactly the kind of item you’d spend double on to buy from a marked up antique dealer. It’s not just a functional mirror you picked up from the hardware store to quickly check your reflection before walking out the door. This item is a work of art, it’s a way of life. One where you take time to ready yourself for the day. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $475.

You don’t need to be Julia Child to serve a fabulous meal in this bright Danish casserole pan. Of course, if that’s what you’re aiming for, be generous with the butter, fresh herbs and wine. The yellow enameled iron cookware is made by Danish designer Jens Quistgaard. Plenty big for leisurely making a risotto, paella or even a nice hash, this Mid-Century find is in good condition. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $49.99.