Our living room is one of my favorite rooms in the house and I really do wish I could just invest in some custom pieces as I have an image in my head of just how this room should look and function.
It would probably be a little of this . . .
and a lot of this . . .
We had originally intended to start renovation work this past fall but decided to hold off which meant the temporary setup in our living room is feeling more like a permanent one. Not good!
I decided to start hunting for inexpensive, yet high-end furniture to tie us over and so happy I did as some of my favorite pieces in my house were amazing finds at estate sales, floor sales and Craigslist. I try to stick with the more reputable furniture makers: Baker, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Sherrill, Kindel as I know the quality will be there in case I decide to reupholster going forward. So far, so good.
The couch on the right, draped in a throw blanket to hide stains, is now in our basement. Thank you, God! The couch never meant to function as our main couch – ever. It was bought at the Pottery Barn outlet in 2012 to stage an office as a family room two houses ago. The cleaner white couch is now on the porch and already a welcome addition to the space.
So this weekend, we moved the beastly couch (above right) into the basement for the kids to further destroy and had two love seats delivered. They are from an estate sale and brand new -upholstery and all. I didn’t go see them in person which is risky but getting measurements and good pictures really only left the color and comfort as variables. Um, kind of important but I figured at the price I got them, they had to work. Retail I would have paid well over $2700 for each sofa. I got the pair for far less than the price of one.
Let’s talk about that bullion fringe!!! I probably would have chosen a taped trim if I had my druthers but the fringe is sort of awesome. It’s a pretty custom touch and picks up just the right color in the rug.
Here are some other fringed sofas. Difficult to pick a favorite!
And, last but not least – Tory. Tory has fringed sofas in her office, house and flagship stores. One prettier than the next.