The Sofa

Thursday, October 24, 2013

one / two / three / four / five / six / seven

Last night as Fisher and I were sitting on the sofa watching a movie, he moved his leg ever so slightly and we heard a crack. A very loud crack. I looked at him and said "what was that?" and then I groaned because I knew what it was - the couch. He immediately said "I didn't do! It wasn't me!" It seems our sofa is broken. First I called Dania to check on the warranty - there has to be a warranty, right (right, dania?!)? It's only four years old! Well, they are going to call me back tomorrow, so we shall see. After that I of course started looking at new sofas. I have been wanting a new one for the last couple years (twin toddlers and cream colored sofa equals not good), but like these ones I have rounded up, all the ones I love are out of my budget. My budget which is zero dollars because I wasn't planning on getting a new sofa for awhile (remember the toddlers I mentioned, yup, they are still here), and I have been really wanting and looking for a credenza.

I am hoping it's fixable, but, as is currently, our sofa is broken - when you sit in it on the left side you sink right into and it's awkward and uncomfortable. And the idea of having (not to be confused with buying) a brand new couch is quite appealing. If you looked at me right now you could probably see the dreamy twinkle in my eye - especially when I look at the top four sofas in this round-up. But like I said I have been thinking about it for the last couple years, knowing the day would come . . . someday. However, even with all that time thinking about it I still don't know what I would want! I am a more neutral/monochromatic person, at least for the most part, and my current sofa fits that and it literally fits my space really well. But a sofa that is a lovely color with nice clean lines, I think I could really love that, but man, that is a commitment.

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  1. I tend to be a neutral purchaser too. But. I love a pop of color in a sofa. We have an orange tweedy one in our living room that I adore. After we ordered it, I had mini panic attacks about it though. Commitment? I totally get that. A couple of years ago, when we re did our kitchen/family room we got a gray suede sectional for our family room. I love it. I love having a sectional. I know it sounds corny, but it's totally brought us closer as a family. One thing we love is to watch TV together, and we really like snuggling up together on the sofa to do that.

    When we first got it, Cal called the chaise part the "chalice" and that's it's name from now on! So I kind of hope you don't need a new sofa, but I kind of hope you do too. :)

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    1. i love pop of color in a sofa too, but if you haven't figured it out by now - i am really indecisive ;)

      i also have a chaise on the one i have now i am really mixed about it. i looove it but it kind of prevents me from having another seat in my living area. so many things to think about!

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  2. I love #6. love it love it love it. modern and vintage at the same time. and I have a thing for leather sofas. even though they're not the most comfortable one.

    I'm not sure what to do. hope that your warranty covers your old sofa, and wish you a lot of fun while buying a new one :)

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    1. me too. i love it. and the idea of not worrying about the fabric too much would be wonderful! the one i have now is microfiber and that is the worst! they said it was great for kids when i bought it, it's not.

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  3. Ha! Funny timing, we're also going to look for a new couch this weekend! IKEA is having a sale on their Ektorp model, so maybe we'll snag one of those? We have the Karlstad now, which has similar mid-century mod lines (especially with the silver tapered legs we upgraded to) to what you chose above. This can be fun, I promise! Get thee to a furniture store and let your boys bounce on as many cushions as they can :) xo

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    1. my last couch buying experience was not fun at all. i get way too crazed with big purchases! and even though it was four years ago it all feels too soon to go through that again. which i may not have to because i might be able to have mine fixed - at least they are willing to fix it if it is fixable. i can't wait to see what you end up with!! xo

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  4. christine! these are all so very drool-worthy. i loved the first one, and they just kept getting better and better the more i scrolled down. i love that i can count on you to provide me with some gorgeous mid century eye candy.
    it's a shame that these couches don't come with a credenza (two for the price of one, anyone?) because they would pair perfectly together.

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    1. yes, that would be perfect. i am still thinking about how you got your credenza for 1.50! i think that fact and the $35 one i found has tainted my search.

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  5. I realized that I still haven't shared pictures of my apartment with everyone after saying I would after so long, especially all the couch shopping help I got. I will do that before the end of the year!

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