I am not a decorator-type. I have zero sense of style other than knowing what I like when I see it. So, while I certainly appreciate the way others decorate their homes or manage to pull off fashion coups and wish that I had their talent, all of that is beyond me. I do, however, have a heightened sense of comfort, and the best I hope for when people visit is that they'll at least be comfortable.
One item that is most likely due to disappear soon is The Chair. It has been with us for more years than I care to admit, but I will say that its style is distinctly late 1970's, an era that no one is trying to resurrect, furniture-wise, at least not that I know of.
The Chair has been used and abused. An old-fashioned recliner (meaning that when it leans back, it really leans back and isn't meant to hug the wall), it has to be out in the open. The cushions are no longer brand-new firm, it has dents and nicks and is generally considered to be unattractive.
However (big however), it's the place I love to sit when I read. It's comfortable despite the age of the cushions. I don't worry that I'll spill coffee on it, although it has--amazingly--suffered few spills over the many years of its service. Most importantly, it's the chair everyone gravitates to when they're not feeling well. It has just the right amount of comfort and just the right amount of tilt to make a person feel safe and cosseted when otherwise uncomfortable.
Nonetheless, I think that its days are numbered. Sitting right inside the main door, it's becoming a bit of an embarrassment, and at any rate, I don't know how much longer it can hold together. All I know is that when it goes, it will be a bit like saying goodbye to an old friend.
Do you have any items like that in your house?
Have a great day!