About five blocks from here is a little shop called Sofas by Design. Never judge a book by its cover! It's something I've driven by for years. Rarely anyone in the parking lot. Turns out it's a one woman show helping people pick just the right piece of furniture ... for THEM.
I didn't know I could get a sofa a little higher than normal. Or one with less depth for leg comfort. And choose the firmness of the seat cushions! For the same price as sofas at JC Penney and Macy's. Of course I also got to pick the arm style, the leg style and color, the seat back cushions, two pillows and the fabric.
These new pieces will be much more scaled to the condo size. I love love love my burgundy and navy blue oriental rug but was tired of oversized manly navy blue leather furniture. Oh gosh, I can hardly wait the 6-8 weeks for delivery.
In addition to color, texture and coziness is very important to me. The above photo shows the swatches during daylight on the carpet.
I chose the greenish tinted one on the top row, all the way on the right. Which happens to be the top one when lined up on the wall! I hope I like it when it's all put together.
Then I splurged and got a really comfortable sleeper chair (converts to twin XL bed) for the den. I may get two guests at the same time. Someday? I was prompted by Kate and Jesse and the two babies. Braeden and I share the King high tech bed (two twin XL mattresses on a deluxe bed so it can sit one of us up and vibrate the other). Kate and baby take the Queen bed in the guest room. Poor Dad ... he got the aerobed in the living room. SOOOO ... if we should ever need to all live here again ... everybody's happy.
In the meantime ... come visit!