Can we talk about sofas? Please? Do I need to twist your arm? Oh, you're as design-obsessed as I am? Good...let's chat.
Quite a few years, husband and step children ago, we decided to get a new sofa. My at the time husband (ATTH & Co for short) thought we needed a sectional to fit all of our 75,296 kids. ATTH and I tried out a gagillion sectionals. He, naturally, opted for overstuffed reclining. I...did not. We ended up with a Pottery Barn Comfort Sectional with an off-white linen slipcover. It is a great sofa and feels like sitting on a cloud. And I was ALL FOR the white slipcover. Bleach came to the rescue more times than I could count. And every time I washed it, it was like getting a new sofa all over again.
Fast forward a few years and I find that I've traded ATTH & Co for a few dogs. What can I say? I'm turning into the crazy dog lady. While the slipcover is still great, I'm kind of tired of constantly having to wash it because of grubby fingers and dog hair. Honestly though, there is a larger problem. And that large problem is the dogs laying on the back cushions. They are now all smooshed and saggy. And that smooshedness and sagginess is making me wish I had a new sofa with an attached back. (Read: this may just be justification for feeding my endless hunger for re-doing my home, which has turned into a revolving door when it comes to furniture. I guess I am kind of a furniture floosy).
So, I have had new sofas on the brain. Choosing the style sofa I want is easy. Picking the fabric is another story. Velvet? Linen? Some blend? Dark? Light? Ugh. The choices are endless. And you know what keeps sticking in my head? Green. Or even chartreuse. Dare I be that bold? I spent a bit of time today re-creating the room to see how I would feel with a green sofa.
I'm kind of digging it. Can I get away with a green sofa, pink chairs and a blue cabinet? You'll notice I have two different chairs shown. One is safe. One is sassy. Can you guess which I am leaning toward?
That isn't my chandelier, by the way. Mine is actually a red twig chandelier, but I could not find any good pictures to include on the board. Mine looks like this:
While searching for a twig chandelier I accidentally typed in "Wig Chandelier" and came across this.
You're welcome. Seriously? WTF?!?
And yes, I realize that I don't have to get a new sofa...rather, I could just train my dogs to stay off the sofa. But where's the fun in that?