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Sunday
Aug262012

My new sofa 

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on my page that I bought a new sofa, because my husband and I were sick and tired of the DIY sofa he built that we've been using for the last few years. I think the new sofa is pretty funky and will go with the theme I want for the new house we are hoping to build next year. Here is the photo I snapped at the store.

I LOVE brown leather that looks better with age, and this one I hope will age beautifully. We had it delivered a few days after purchasing it, and I had Friday off so I prettied up the living room and took some photos. Now, it's a bit of a large sofa for our tiny living room but I don't care, as we hope to not be in this house much longer, and it's SO much more comfortable than the last one. I re-decorated the space with items I had around the house, because I don't want to purchase any more stuff (I have too much crap!) until the new house. I thought the space above the sofa, while empty all this time, kind of looked bare (maybe I'm just tiring of my forest mural) so I found 2 pieces to hang there. Not ideal but the wall was making me crazy sans art. Eventually I'd love maybe some Australian aboriginal art (in black and white) above it. Anyhoo, here it is. 

My dad emailed us kids the other day to say he wanted to get rid of his wine making paraphernalia and wanted to know if any of us were interested in some 10 gallon glass carboys/demijohns. HELLS YEAH! My little sister ended up with 2 clear/blue-ish ones which were gorgeous, and unfortunately all he had left were 2 green ones but hey, I'll take what I can get (even with a dead mouse in it). I likely have to store it in the basement because again, I have too much crap and too small of a house but I'm sure I'll find a place for it one day. (Felix approves).

Reader Comments (32)

Ooooh I love that your new sofa already has that aged leather look. I really like the design and shape of it .....and it does look comfy. Where can I get one???

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Best

I liked your funky look sofa such a antique look but the cool thing is that its not looking odd in your home theme.

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDesigner Design

Thanks! The sofa is from a local store called Phillip Van Leeuwen

26 Aug 2012 | Registered Commenterkim

That is one gorgeous sofa! I hope you enjoy lounging on it as I have enjoyed eyeing it. Cheers - CT

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCT

It's perfect! It looks like it was meant to be there!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I am a future industrial design engineer, I am extremely careful with sofas, and your new sofa is extremely nice.

(From Spain)

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaloma.

Gorgeous. I am ambivalent about leather sofas but I have to admit that your choice convinces even me. Nice combination of modern shape with somewhat antique finishes. Certainly very inviting.

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice Gerber

Not too small at all! It looks fabulous. I'm a proponent for a few very large good items versus lots of little itty bitty stuff. And to me that is especially important in a small space. ;o)

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

Incredibly beautiful design.Thank you for sharing.

Very nice new sofa! I love brown leather too.
Ciao Michela

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHOME-TROTTER

This sofa is a real piece of art!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCéline

Very nice sofa. I was thinking: maybe some wall to wall "plein jour", voilage, white transparent curtains over the wallpaper would suggest a large window? Or black, or brown, etc. and these kind of curtains are never lost and also very cheap. I think it would soften the look and put focus on the sofa.

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered Commenterloulou ste-adele

that forest mural is a brilliant idea! i thought that was your view!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered Commentercarey

thanks everyone! thought for sure i'd have some haters by now.

26 Aug 2012 | Registered Commenterkim

Love the couch and the vintage/antique look it gives the room!!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColton Antiques

I love this room! Awesome design collaboration!! I need those pillows on the sofa, are they custom or a retail purchase and where!?
Thanks, great job!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Clear green is a coming colour, and the dead mouse can only add a certain something!

26 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

Okay, when I saw the photo of the sofa in the store I was like, oh is this the before new sofa picture? Then I saw it was your new sofa. It looks really good in your house with your decor, taste etc. It just goes to show you, ya just don't know. Context is everything! Looks darn good.

Gorgeous! Your house looks perfect. Love the pre-planning before the move too!

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Thanks again everyone! James, the pillow on the right is from Ikea, the one on the left was a gift from Greece.

27 Aug 2012 | Registered Commenterkim

My grandma turned a green bottle, like the one you have inherited, into a gorgeous lamp. I love it. Just an idea for you......

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

My dream sofa has been an old, beat-up black leather Chesterfield. I can remember daydreaming about it when I was six years old. Yeah, very weird, daydreams for a kid. Anyway, I LOVE that sofa. Wow, the room looks great and so FREAKIN' comfortable!

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered Commenterd of dogland

Looks very lounge-worthy. Reminded me of a sofa someone pinned from a feature in Elle Decor Italia - http://www.elle.it/Elle-Decor/Architettura-casa/HOME-WINTER-LOVE#7

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Gorgeous! Beautiful space too! Thank you for sharing it!

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUnion Tom

My two cents.... get out the camera and take some sky photos.... just sky no land, maybe some clouds...yes clouds... Saturate the images have them blown up to a 30x40, or bigger, and mount on foam core....do 2... hang them horizontally above the sofa (and yes that is a great sofa!). It would breakup the tree scape, frame the sky images and add a bit of unexpected color in a color coordinated space..... just a thought.

27 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

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