Above is a stunning chaise lounge that was designed by the late, great, French interior designer: Andree Putman.  It is sold through Ralph Pucci Galleries.

Chaise Lounges are not for every home nor everybody.  The decision to put one in one’s living room requires thinking about seating and interior design in a different way.

I have a chaise in my living room and it works well for working on my laptop, reading, relaxing or as an extra seat (bench style) during a party.  I find it comfortable for private time but I don’t sit on it the traditional way when I have company over.

However, over the years, I have joyfully observed friends go right to it and plop on it, legs up.  It sparks free spiritedness and youthfulness in them.