The other day I was at West Elm looking for accessories for a client, and as I was leaving I came across this beautiful piece:
It caught my eye.. I look at West Elm's website at least once a day (for design boards) and never "saw" this one. Well, I have but it's much better looking in person.
Then I saw this:
What?? $699 PLUS an additional free slipcover? omg. what an amazing deal! And it'd be so perfect for our living room, which currently looks like this:
I've been thinking about a layout for this room for a while and recently decided on one. One of the black chairs will go beside the other window so they are facing each other. And a sofa will float in front of the doors, facing the windows. I have had this image saved saved as an inspiration image:
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I went over our finances... we could swing this. Even my husband was on board! So I took my blue painters tape and taped out the sofa. I always recommend this to clients when deciding on a new piece of furniture.
The sofa was WAY too large. Deep down inside I sort of already knew that.. but I played with the painters tape for a while and it was confirmed.
So the sofa that almost was, wasn't. I had to share it with you though.. it's a GREAT deal and I hope someone out there can take advantage of it.
I did, however, confirm exactly what I'm looking for in a living room sofa:
- flat back
- tight slipcover with skirt
- white (reason for the slipcover)
- LOW back (because of the french doors)
The West Elm sofa was a whopping 87" long.. which is way too long for the space. For our space, an "apartment" or "studio" sofa is in order.. less than 80".
So the living room will remain pretty much empty until the perfect sofa finds me.