How was everyones weekend? Mine was pretty pretty good. I opted to stay home from camping adventures as I just wasn't feeling up to it, especially just beginning to get over my cold and with rain in the forecast, but the bonus was I got 24 hours home alooooone!! Well, except for the company of my miss marla. This meant I had a little time to catch up on work and 24 hours of a clean(er) house which offered me the opportunity to finally get the chance to take some more photos of my new sofa. My new sofa that I happen to love a lot.
I looked around for quite awhile at sofa's before I found Your Space Furniture which is where I ended up getting mine. At first I loved too many styles. And then as I really started looking so many of the sofa's that I loved were either not the right size or not the right price; were the wrong fabric or the wrong color of fabric (i blogged about my sofa search here and here). I quickly concluded that I was picky, especially for my budget and this combination was proving to be really frustrating and left me on the never-ending sofa hunt. However, when I came across YSF I found that not only were their prices really reasonable, but every element was customizable. Of course this propelled me into a state of decision-paralysis, but I kept scanning pinterest and found that the images I gravitated to were grey sofas that were somewhere between mid-century and modern, with long cushions. And it was here that my long dreams of a new sofa finally started to become reality.
Despite my poor decision making skills the process was pretty fun. The woman who helped me was amazing, she let me send photos to her of the styles that I liked and we choose a sofa (the astra) that I liked among their selections (which are many!). Using that as a starting place we then customized it from there to create exactly what I wanted. I added a few inches to the length, made both the back and bottom cushions reversible and chose button tufting over the grid tufting to help with cost. I was also able to choose my legs and the stain for them. She was so helpful in suggestions and talking with me about fabric over and over again, sending me several swatches and then answering even more questions about them. She also suggested round bolster pillows instead of the square ones, and I am glad she did. I was a bit nervous to buy such a big purchase online, I also was worried about how long it would take, but I actually loved it more in person that what I expected and it took them about a 10th of the time to make it and ship it as it took me to finalize my design. So if you happen to be in the market (and in the states) I would highly recommend checking them out. I am so so so happy I finally pulled the trigger. It's amazing what a transformation it's made, my whole house feel bigger and cleaner and I was finally able to pull out my grandparents lane coffee table from storage. The only problem is that Marla obviously hasn't gotten the memo that this is a dog-free zone yet.