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May272011

Reader request - sectional sofas

Today's reader request comes from Agata: I am 30 year's old polish girl leaving in Norway. Together with my husband, we're thinking of building a house. We don't have a land and a house yet, but for the moment I am concentrating on floors and sofas. Don't ask me why - just because :> And here is the best lime green color I have found so far for my best ever sofa :> The above sofa is not the size and shape I desire. I would like to have a huuuuuge lime green (not leather) sofa. And that lead me to idea of asking You girls of writing  a nice post about huge / corner not-too-much-sophisticated but practical sofas. I am REALLY hoping to be able to fit a sectional sofa in my new living room (when it's built) so I was stoked to search these out in my huge stash of photos. Since Agatha mentioned lime, huge and corner I tried to find photos with sofas in that combination (but only found a few in lime). The first photo caught my eye but it turned out to not be a sectional....but I adore the space and colours in particular so I had to include it.

Sköna hem
Richard Powers
Sunset
Joe Schmelzer
House To Home
Fung + Blatt Architects
Gregory Phillips Architects
Katarina Malmström Brown
Lagerlings
Usona
Shelton, Mindel & Associates
The Selby
Vårt Nya Hem
Bolig Magasinet
Yatzer
MR Architecture + Decor
Marie Claire Italy
design*sponge

Reader Comments (13)

I love reader requests. You two have the most amazing photo sourcing skills!

Fabulous post Kim! Thanks so much.

27 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLin

that's a whole lot of options to choose from..great job, kim..have a wonderful weekend..do check out a photo i took ,on my blog when you have a moment..xx meenal

Excellent, thanks very much!

27 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAgata

i just wanted to echo what raina said above. your arsenal of incredible photos blows my mind. they're all great and all so varied. nicely done.

27 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkim

I'm usually not that big on lime, but the first pic is wonderful!

28 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterALICE IN DESIGNLAND

I've seen the art work in that top photo before. Does anyone know who the photographer is or where it comes from? Thank you!

28 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennydep

Being the owner of a large sectional I have a couple of pieces of advice - firstly look for one you can configure into different settings. Ours can go from left to right sided or we can split it altogether. For someone (me) who likes to rearrange the living room whenever the urge takes over it's a godsend. Then (and this is a personal preference) get one with a reasonably high back. Long and low might be cool and sexy but tall people hate them with good reason! good luck :)

30 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

Hello Jennydep.
I have that picture - I saw it in a magazine a year or two ago, wanted it badly, and managed to track one down eventually. It's by Swedish photographer Denise Grunstein, and that particular picture was done as one of a limited edition, commissioned by IKEA. They're not available in the shops and change hands at quite good money, but they are possible to find. (They are vast, btw). If you decide to look - good luck! I love mine.

31 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpimpmybricks

Mmmmmmmm...I love that first one! Great colours!

2 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatelynne

Want to advise all considering the third image that the shape of the sectional in the third picture is similiar to what my parents picked up in the 70s in lemon yellow whichwas oh so comfortable. I did not fully appreciate it at the time as the cold stark contrast with white walls chilled me. Seeing the lime with color makes such a difference for me, such as in the first image, it really brings this color to life.

4 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

For Sabine who asked about the sofa in the 3rd photo (and the email address you provided doesn't work), it's a Togo.
http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/products/living/sofas/Togo_37.aspx

29 Aug 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

Wow, stunning rooms with beautiful sectionals and other decorations. Love them all, so inspiring

13 Mar 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicoleta S

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