So we are ready to buy nice furniture that won't fall apart in six months (yes, I'm talking about YOU, Ikea!), and started searching for a good looking chair. The boutiques down on Western Ave, Seattle's "furniture district," have beautiful pieces that are so expensive we would have to choose between eating and owning them. We stopped at Bassett's Furniture at the recommendation of a friend, and found a great chair for a more or less reasonable price. We were helped by a darling French woman named Nicole.
Bassett's pieces are locally made (or at least assembled), and come with a guarantee for as long as you own them. It's a nice happy medium.