Lately I've been searching for the perfect dark gray sofa for a client. We're on a budget and currently my top contender is the Karlstad from IKEA:
This sofa has a really great shape and design for the price tag, which is only $499! It's also pretty comfortable given the price tag ;) This particular room is the formal living room; we'll be spending more on a higher quality sofa for the TV room where my client spends most of her "lounging" time.
Anna from Door Sixteen has this same sofa and it looks great in her space:
Young House Love has the huge sectional:
But I recently came across something that made me really excited. Check out this amazing Karlstad hack!
The couple from the blog Our Mid Century had the all cushions on their gray Karlstad tufted! Doesn't it look amazing?
I'm 99% sure this is the route we are going with for my client's sofa. I'll also be getting some fabulous new legs. Even after customizing the Karlstad, I'm estimating the entire sofa to still cost around $600. It's near impossible to find a good looking sofa for that price. And that just means more budget for amazing art, fabrics and accessories.
I will be sure to share the transformation when we bite the bullet!
2 hours ago