Wednesday, May 19, 2010


After years of waiting, searching, and nearly begging, I am getting a new sofa and recliner today!
Paul and I found some leather furniture on clearance at Bassett that we both really like and are comfortable in. That's hard to do, considering he is 6'4" and I'm 5'3".

The style isn't quite what I had envisioned a year ago ( which was "gentleman's library" with nail head trim and rolled arms on the pieces) but it plays on my affinity for a half traditional/half modern style. This furniture is both, I think .Dark chocolate leather, full cushions, but straight arms. Those are my starting pieces, and my heart-of-hearts desire is to transform the whole room. It'll need another chair and some new end tables and better lighting. We are replacing the carpet-- shopping for which is not a chore I like, but it's necessary) and eventually swap out the the armoire with a big entertainment/storage unit. Bye-bye broken, stained, ugly, smelly stuff. Hello, new and beautiful stuff!

My goal is make it say "around the world" and remind me of people and places I love.

When I get pictures up, you'll see what I see. I'm so excited!


Karen said...

I am so excited for you :)You should definitely post before and after pictures!

Danielle said...

Ooo, I'm excited for you! A new couch would make my year, let alone a leather one. Enjoy!!

Rachelle said...

Now you're speaking my love furniture, carpet,clearance and making your space have significant, personal meaning! Can't wait to see pictures!