Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Refreshing the Abode

Guess what lovelies?  We're getting a new sofa sectional..........with.........my ever-so-wanted chaise!  Yippe skippy whoop whoop!!! 

So a little background:  I'm a picky one (more so than the average person) when it comes to our own home, it must be that designer mentality.  I've been subject to some of the highest quality lines of furniture since beginning my career, mostly European, and admit that I've been spoiled with the lines I have access to.  Since we've never been ones to have thousands of dollars to invest in furniture, we settled.  When Hubby D and I moved in together, we purchased what we could at the time with what we had and I will completely go on record at admit, perhaps just this one time, that we own Ikea sofas.  We attempted to make our space as comfortable and as pleasant as we could.  As time has passed, we both sit down in the evenings on our sofa and are just plain over it!  It's not as comfortable as we'd like, not deep enough, nor does it offer that "sinking in feeling" while relaxing.  We also have a matching love seat that never gets used except for when we have company over........fast forward..............

......during the years we've been dreaming of a deep comfy sofa, natural linen type fabric cover, with a chaise lounge to put up the feeties.....................

........recently we've picked up a new line at work (which is considered to be more affordable)- but let's be realistic, for the average Joe- it's the difference between a $9,000 sofa which would with this line be maybe just under 5K.  It is quite a difference.  There's no way I'd even be considering such a sofa if it weren't for my design hook up, so.............I'm patting myself on the back for 6 years of design studies, a Bachelor's in Arts and Sciences which led to this design job in which I've busted behind for, which led to a killer deal on an amazing sofa sectional.  Sometimes, hard work pays off, would you say?

We're ordering today and hope to have our newly found love in about 3 months (darn international lead times).  Let's cross our fingers we can sell our existing sofa and love seat.  Introducing our soon to be, with such an appropriate name, the Lazy Time:


Fabric we choose, a natural linen:



And let me go on record for saying that Ikea will still be the shiznit for getting those random items that you just wouldn't ever pay full price for anywhere else.  We do have a coastal inspired coffee table from Ikea as well, which I will love to the end of my days (although it may not fit in our living space with the new sofa). 

7 comments:

Tami said...

Honestly- we went through the same thing. We had Craigs List 2nds for our last 3 couches. All of which were too short, too shallow, and too darn uncomfortable. When we moved here- we sprung for new. Ahhhh, new. I love the smell of a new couch.

We went with a very similar design to the one you got and we can now both be fully sprawled out and just *barely* touch each other. That said, we are usually much closer together than that- but at least we have the option now :)

Here's hoping that the next 3 months fly!!

jenstillinak said...

Jealous!!! I love your new couch, that is so nice! Can I just move in with you guys? Your house seems so cozy!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! Enjoy!

Faith said...

oooh i love it! great pick!

Damon said...

Cant wait to be cozy with Mrs.Sweetcakes!

lisaroyhandbags said...

How exciting!! I just love getting new furniture! love the style and fabric choice :)

Heidi said...

I ordered the same sofa in January of THIS year, still waiting on it, and I am so excited. Do you love it?
-Heidi
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