The La-Z-Boy Bellevue High Leg Swivel Chair: In-Depth Review
March 5, 2021
You know about our famous La-Z-Boy recliners, but are you familiar with our swivel accent chairs? A swivel chair not only looks good but can rotate 360 degrees to the left and the right so that you can have a full view of everything and everyone in the room!
La-Z-Boy offers several swivel chairs in Canada, but today we’re going to be discussing the Bellevue High Leg Swivel Chair. The Bellevue is a relatively new swivel on the scene and already one of Ottawa and Kingston’s most popular accent chairs.
This article will discuss the Bellevue’s features and benefits, what our customers like and dislike about it, and who it fits best.
Mary Lee Smyth is an interior designer in Kingston. Since starting at La-Z-Boy in 2017, she’s helped hundreds of clients find their perfect chair that swivels and is our go-to expert for this review. (She’s also the model in the photos;)
1. Unique Features of the La-Z-Boy Bellevue High Leg Swivel chair
Part of our Urban Attitudes® collection, this retro-inspired chair is reinventing mid-century style.
The low-profile design features subtly flared track arms and a softly scooped, tight back. Welt trim along the outside arms and loose seat cushion highlight Bellevue’s organic lines, while angled wood legs add a vintage flair.
Fun and functional, with a 360-degree swivel base, this playful chair keeps you at the center of all the action. Choose your favourite fabric and wood finish for a custom look.
- Soft pillow back with optional contrasting welt trim
- Customizable with your choice of fabrics and finishes
- Comes with a standard mahogany finish and other optional wood finishes Coffee, Graphite or Driftwood.
- Features Premier Construction with standard ComfortCore® cushions
- Swivel base with 360-degree swivel
2. Dimensions of the Bellevue
The Bellevue is 33 inches from the outside arm to outside arm. It has a regular footprint with a deep seat and is most suitable for those with longer legs.
Body Depth 36.0
Body Width: 33
Seat Height: 22
Body Height: 37.5
Seat Depth: 20
Seat Width: 23.5
3. Premier Construction: How it’s Made
Premier furniture takes standard La-Z-Boy construction to the next level. Simply put, premier construction includes quality-crafted frames padded to enhance the style’s design lines.
Features of Premier Construction:
- OSB, hardwood solids, and laminated hardwood frame construction
- Fully padded outside back, outside arms, and front post
- No-Sag Sinuous wire seat and back springs
- ComfortCore Seats
For a more detailed look at how the chairs are made, check out the article Premier Construction at La-Z-Boy.
4. Options and Upgrades
Take some time to investigate your options so that your new chair doesn’t just suit your home; it fits your way of living. The La-Z-Boy Bellevue swivel chair has various customization options available.
Upholstery / Cover Options
Your choice of fabric and leather upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a chair for your home. The Bellevue accepts a myriad of fabrics and leathers so that this chair can be a colour counterpoint for the room.
Choose from a wide variety of colours, patterns, and textures. Life can be hard on furniture, so our fabrics are wear-tested for quality and durability, ensuring they stay beautiful for years to come.
Our performance fabrics have a luxurious feel and are available in hundreds of colours and patterns. They include pet friendly and stain-resistant iClean™ fabrics that repel spills before they turn into stains.
The Bellevue has a subset of covers available in “conserve” fabric. Soft, durable, and sustainable, “conserve” fabric is made out of recycled water bottles. We use as many as 50 recycled water bottles to create this eco-friendly material. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns to complement your room.
For added comfort and optimal firmness, Premier furniture comes standard with patented ComfortCore® cushions. They support your derriere’s every curve with the perfect balance of firmness and luxurious softness.
Raise your comfort level by upgrading to ComfortCore® GEL seat cushions for your Bellevue Swivel chair. This cushion has seven layers of comfort technology that includes gel-infused memory foam. It provides exceptional support as it conforms to your body.
For more information on our patented seat construction check out our Review of La-Z-Boy’s chair and sofa seat cushions.
5. Determining the Right Fit For Me and my Space
Generally, for a younger more style-seeking consumer the Bellevue would best fit a larger or taller person (up to 300lbs) and may require a bit more space in the room.
With the same clean lines and mid-century modern look as the Reegan swivel chair, The Bellevue has a slightly wider stance and a somewhat deeper back.
Swivel chairs need a bit of movement room. Watch table placement against the side so that the corners don’t interfere with the swivel motion. Mary Lee likes to place a round table with a swivel chair. There are no corners to catch, and the round shape echoes the movement of the chair.
In this photo, Mary Lee, who’s 5’4″ and 125 lbs with a 30″, is sitting in the Bellevue swivel chair. As you can see her feet don’t touch the ground; the seat is too deep for her to sit comfortably in this chair.
The Allegra chair is a more traditional style with the ability to sit a smaller to average-sized person. As you can see, the Allegra fits Mary Lee perfectly.
Mary Lee says that Bellvue is not suitable for anyone who might have a mobility issue. In general, swivel chairs have the potential to create a fall hazard if the person uses the arm of the chair to rise from a seated position or needs it to stabilize themselves as they walk through the room.
6. How Much Does the Bellevue High Leg Swivel Chair Cost?
The Bellevue chair price comes in at the mid to high range for swivel chairs available on the market today. The quality of materials, premier construction, and the customization of fabrics are among the reasons for the higher price tag.
Currently, we have the Bellevue chair starting at $1269. In our performance and environmentally conscious fabrics, the chair starts at $1499. The Bellvue leather swivel chair tops out at $2850.
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
7. Limited Lifetime Warranty
The Bellevue chair is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty assuring the protection of your investment and overall satisfaction.
The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, given that it’s quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.
Other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.
La-Z-Boy Ottawa/Kingston provides coverage options extending beyond the one-year manufacturer’s warranty. We offer a five-year comprehensive service plan for the labour parts and in-home service.
If the chair covered by this plan becomes damaged or stained and you are not able to remove the stain yourself, La-Z-Boy will cover the cost of cleaning. La-Z-Boy will also provide the parts and services that may be necessary to maintain the proper operation of the chair.
To learn more about our protection plan check out Is La-Z-Boy’s Furniture Protection Plan Worth it?
8. Customer Reviews
The Bellevue chair currently has a 4.9-star rating in North America. Read what customers are saying in the following reviews. Click the link below to see even more reviews.
Our mid-century swivel chair looks great with our decor. Though delivery time was long due to COVID, it was well worth the wait to have a top quality, beautiful chair. [sic] Lawrence D.
We ordered two of these so that we could swivel to watch tv or enjoy the fire. They are exceptionally comfortable and very nice quality. I would order again. [sic] Sally B.
We created a wonderful kitchen hang-out spot with these 2 beautiful La-z-boy swivel chairs, and this small end table.[sic] Bruce G.
In a very short time, the Bellevue has become the number three most popular accent chair in Ottawa & Kingston after the Allegra and the Reegan chairs!
Its low overall height makes the Bellevue perfect for placement in front of a window to take in both the view outside and your company in the room.
La-Z-Boy has over 90 years of experience in furniture. The quality of the Bellevue or any other La-Z-Boy accent chair will ensure you find the perfect match for your needs.
We encourage you to come into the store and try the Bellevue for yourself at any one of our La-Z-Boy furniture stores in the Ottawa and Kingston area.
Or schedule an appointment and take the sit test. Our design consultants are experts at finding the perfect chair for you.
Learn all about what to expect and what’s included in our full-service home furnishings and décor experience.
We look forward to helping you find your perfect chair.