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You'll find me on the couch ...

Lounging on Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. This has to be my favourite room of the year. I love this apartment photographed by Frederik Vercruysse. (More of this fabulous home here.) I have a daydream where I stumble upon a vintage leather Le Bambole in a secondhand shop where the owner thinks it is just a beaten up oversized beanbag. Every bone in my body is aching today from planting out the garden in the rain and finishing painting my fireplace in the room that the painters ruined. It is my last day before I go back to work and so I'm taking the blog day off to daydream about a couch .... my daydream might just include some special accessories. Stick around. Kim has a drool worthy post coming up later.

P.S. So are you a vintage leather le Bambole or does the re-release in white cotton do it for you?

Reader Comments (22)

Oh my, you're right, this space is special -- nay, it's Bombale-stic!
Leather please ;)


28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlcira Molina-Ali

Leather. All.The.Way.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenternkp

Be still my beating heart....someone went into my brain and took out the perfect room I didn't know I wanted.

Psst vintage...especially when it's strewn with handsome men

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hasenauer

leather. definitely leather.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey marie

Leather for me. Does the dude come with the leather one? Or is that extra?

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

cotton would be better, but not white...

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

LEATHER. No question.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Yes, this was my favourite room this year too; largely due to the couch. I'll have the leather and whoever's on it too!

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKath

Oh, I agree; this has been the #1 room in my "interiors" file since I first saw it earlier this year. And I can't even imagine the naughty things I would do to own that couch.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentertopaz

I BOUGHT that love seat and those chairs in the 70s! (in white, in NEW YORK, how stupid was I?) I'm calling B & B to complain. Mine didn't come with a hunk o man!

ps I still have them, a little less than white, but they'll leave my hands when they're cold and dead (my hands, not the Bamboles) and not a minute before!
pps Every now and again I wish I bought the leather, but overall, I'm happy I got white, it's brightened up the dark NY apartments that I've had, and the dark suburban home I live in now.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpriscilla


yes please!

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterg

If the couch comes with the dreamy guy, I'm all in.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLG

Like 90% of us so far, I'll have the leather. Thanks for reposting this; I must've missed it before.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJapanese Trash


28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentercallie grayson

I have that same fantasy every time I walk into a thrift store. This is my dream sofa, and it will never be in my house. Still love that apartment every time I see it!

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe brick house

Oh, yes. The leather...and I suddenly want a Rubik's Cube too.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

Ooooooh, Lounging on Le Bambole is GORGEOUS. So so so so so stylish.

29 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Actually, I vote for the reclining guy. Put him on any sofa and I'll love it!

29 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJazz

Definately Leather

30 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

Are you kidding me? That poor man will not last another 5 minutes trying to lay in that "baseball mitt" of a sofa.
He looks positively miserable.

9 Dec 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeal

FOR SALE: I have a three seater Le Bambole sofa in the released white cotton canvas. It's in perfect condition. It can use a light cleaning but if you're not a germaphobe it can be used as is.
Im willing to sell it but you have to arrange for shipping.
Thanks Mike

13 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTheVintageLoft

I'm interested Mike...email me

20 May 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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