The chair and a half, by La Z Boy is the loveseat’s little brother. As one observer put it, if you sit facing forward, your feet on the ground – military tribunal style – this chair’s probably not for you. On the other hand, if you are a curler, who likes to wrap up, curl up, ball up, and settle in for a good, comfortable sit, this just might be the chair for you. The size is perfect for people and for rooms. For spaces that need a bit of a statement but not a full on reckoning.

Loveseat’s were ok. But the only people that didn’t avoid them were hormonal teenagers and children who liked the idea of being big enough to stretch out to the entire length of a couch some day. So we were “conflicted” about loveseats. It seems the Chair and a Half is loved or hated, embraced or shunned. But the curlers know. The people who site by wrapping around and under themselves and pillows. The people who settle in for a good chat. The long haul sitter loves the Chair and A Half…the loveseats little brother.


Great question! And “Hi”! Welcome the Maupin’s Home Furniture blog. Let’s talk about trends. It seems, these days, everything runs in trend cycles. Right? Smart phones. Clothes. Cars. Friends. Home decor. You name it. But  the trend of living up to trends gets expensive. Who has the pocketbook or time to give their home a makeover in lock step with the latest trends? But have you ever met that person who can make something out of nothing? That person’s whose sense of style transcends trends? They don’t have to recreate the latest look because they have a sixth sense about how to work with what they already have and by adding the right touch here and the odd but right touch there they create a look that is unique, non-trendy, and unforgettable.

Home stylist Cindy Stagner has that touch. Bring your favorite Pinterest picture to Maupin’s and let Cindy help you create the room you dream about. All within your budget. Or, if budget isn’t the issue, but a sense of style is, let Cindy help you put together a look that says “come on in, take off your skin, rattle around in your bones.”

Trends and style are relative. Comfort and taste are classic elements that can be added to any room with the right pieces. If you need a little help finding your sense of flare, Cindy’s there and ready to help.

So trends come, trends go. What’s stays? A classic sense of style that can be re-interpreted to enhance your taste in home decor. Come to Maupin’s Home Furniture and let us help you put your home together.