Sofa Quest

I mentioned a few weeks ago that it is time for a new sofa at our house.  We went and looked at a pretty one from CL –

It was nice, but a bit too “grandma’s house for us.  I was hoping for more of a mix and match Domino Magazine look and thought the french legs would add some interest with my rustic leather wing backs and a random danish modern chair.  Also, we only have one living space, so this felt way to formal and not loungy enough.

My husband really wants this from Restoration Hardware –

or this –

It would be WAY too much leather with the pair of wing backs, but those are always subject to change.

(Here is where I need your blogosphere mojo).  A few days ago, I stepped into Anthropologie to find something to wear to a holiday party next week.  I came up empty handed, but found this

It had been attacked by a small child with a pen (at least I hope it was a child).  I called the store later to see how much they would mark it down for the damage. Someone from their furniture purchasing department has to call me back (unfortunately, I have heard they aren’t particularly good at doing that). Hopefully we are talking well over a 50% discount.  Please cross your fingers, this would be awesomeness at my house.  I have some super secret solutions to the pen mark situation.  Until then, I will be incessantly searching CL for a chesterfield. Right now there is only a nasty pleather one with a tear on the arm.

So, do you have any leads for my sofa quest?

About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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1 Response to Sofa Quest

  1. i actually like the giant square leather couch up top…that is smart. and it will age so beautifully.

    the yellow one is pretty too, but do you think you would tire of the yellow?
    i know i would. but that’s me…

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