What can I say, yesterday was like Christmas. Our countertops arrived–more on that tomorrow, exclamation point
–and our new couch arrived. Our “old” one, the Klippan from Ikea, we have had for about two years. Ikea discontinued this longer model and all the slipcovers that accompanied it
and we were ready to invest in a higher quality couch that could last us years and years. You can read more about our couch saga here
. So, we sold that couch:
Cue the hallelujah chorus–we’re in love. The new sofa–built in the US of A
, North Carolina to be exact
–really helps the room feel more mature–but it’s definitely fresh and a little quirky with its legs and sloping arm rests. The Lily, although inspired by vintage traditional furniture, has a modern interpretation that fits well into the vision we are going for around here. It’s cool
and stole our hearts with its artful tailoring.
Speaking of that tailored upholstery, there were over a hundred fabric options to choose from. To narrow it down, we had a major swatch fest and decided we wanted something lighter to pop against our dark wall, but it also had to clean up easily so we didn’t have to protect it against every day life. All of Younger’s fabrics are divided into three cleaning and wearability codes: S, W, and WS. “S”requires a dry cleaning solvent, “W” is to be cleaned only with water based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner and “WS”can take either. We went with a “WS” fabric in a light taupe for a timeless look–eight four one one if you’re wondering.
The couch as a whole is soft and comfortable–two things our Klippan didn’t excel at. It’s not as deep as our Lounge sofa in the family room, but we think it is pretty perfect for sitting around and chatting.
Now that the couch is in place, we are looking at the room with renewed vigor. We are thinking about end tables and a coffee table and even curtains to finish up this room once and for all. Also throws and pillows. With color. Exclamation point. We don’t want to cover up the fantastic lines of the couch, so I’m choosing size and amount carefully. Stay tuned, friends.
Ps. In case you’re wondering about some typographic choices in today’s post, my number keys, and all of the symbols that go with them, aren’t working and it is throwing me for a serious loop. My parentheses. My exclamation marks. My having to spell out numbers : ….I can’t even finish a frowny face. Hopefully we can get it fixed real soon.