New Sofa

Monday, June 16, 2014










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. 

20 comments:

  1. Love it so much and it fits your space perfectly. I don't blame Marla for wanting to join in on breaking in the new sofa

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    1. thanks! i feel like it fits too, in many different ways.

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  2. It's very elegant, Christine. We've been looking for a new sofa, too, but it appears that the only solution remains a custom-made one, because there is nothing out there that we love.

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    1. it's so nice to be able to choose so many elements of the design - from the practical to the aesthetics. i am all about the custom sofa's now.

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  3. love, love, love it. I'd gone for a grey one too. looks great with all your artwork around it too!

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    1. thank you! it's amazing how transforming it has been in my space, and has definitely reinvigorated me to change things up a bit. xo

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  4. Gosh what a great couch and your space looks A-mazing! I am thinking of grey couch, def not white, not black b/c I want dark floors or a pop of color...maybe chartreuse! I saw a gorj flat this weekend that had cranberry pink couch. Very cool.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. my old couch was a very light taupe color, and while i loved it at first it started to look grey and not in a good way. black is nice too, but shows everything as. this is new obviously, but the color seems to be perfect, i think it will last a long time, woohoo! someday i might look into something more bold like teal or a fabulous shade of pink - that would be fun.

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  5. love your new sofa. it looks comfy too.

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    1. thank you. it is pretty comfy. definitely a good one for laying down and watching a movie.

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  6. Yay! I love it, it's so pretty! And WHERE did you get that cat pillow?? Your living room looks totally transformed. xo

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    1. haha, the cat pillow. well we were at a yard sale and the lady let m+l pick something out to have and the cat pillow was one of those things. i wouldn't have bought it (it looked really sad and dingy among the piles) and now i look at it and i think i am sooo glad she gave it to us, i love it!! to think i would have passed it up.

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  7. You did good Christine! It's a beauty! And I love the camera skillz!

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  8. Gorgeous sofa! And such great style, I must say. :) I am actually looking into dying my white sofa that same gray color. I hope it turns out okay! :)

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    1. oh wow, dying your sofa, i've never heard of such a thing. you will have to let me know how that turns out!

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  9. It's perfect! Really really perfect. I love everything about it, and it's even more incredible because it's entirely YOURS. You won't walk into someone else's house and find the exact same sofa (which is a problem you encounter when you own an IKEA sofa). Just awesome, twinsy. And I love seeing more peeks into your home, especially with Miss Marla :) If you figure out how to make the couch dog-free, let me know, will ya? Fitz has even climbed on the coffee table before to get a better view out the window, so literally nothing in our house is off-limits. Bad parenting! :( xo

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    1. i don't think marla has gotten the memo because i haven't been the most consistent. sometimes i even invite her up there to snuggle (i mean really, how can you not snuggle with your pups on the sofa?). but luckily, unlike with my other sofa, she isn't scratching into it. so as long as she doesn't do that i am okay with it ;) xo

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