1. Petrie Sofa in Ink // 2. Rochelle Sofa in Smoke // 3. Asana Sofa in Basil // 4. Lounge II Sofa in Cement // 5. Ollie Sofa in Granite // 6. Taraval 2-Seat Sofa with Oak Base in Slate // 7. Petrie Apartment Sofa in Chive // 8. Willow Sofa in Snow // 9. Aidan Sofa in Ebony
The time is coming, my friends, for me to take the leap into buying a new couch. Our current worn out khaki number has seen better days, and although I'd definitely use it in another room (with a different shade of slipcovers, hopefully) should we buy a bigger place, right now our living room is in dire need of a sofa upgrade. Let me preface this by saying that I am not one of those people who has a huge home decorating budget. At all. Not even close. It's not that I'm cheap about it - it's that the times where I invest in a costly item for my home are few and far between. Mainly, I am notoriously careful about making furniture purchases. If I buy something, it's going to be a part of my house for a long time (which isn't always easy for someone who admittedly tends to find herself drawn to trends). The deal is that it is important to me to create a beautiful living space for myself and my family, so if we need a new piece of furniture, I spend a lot of time choosing something that is timeless and well made, and that I really, really love.
Now that I've explained my situation, let's get to the fun stuff: sofa shopping. I've spent lots of moments of precious free time looking at different couch options over the last couple of months. There is compromise involved too - I look at design, and my husband looks at comfort level. My goal is to find something both beautiful and practical that will last through daily use and be part of our home for years. And although I usually go straight for grays, whites, or black, the rest of our paint and decor are neutral enough that we cold potentially invest in a colorful couch if we wanted. It's also fun to just pick a few favorites that are a little out of our style comfort zone, but that inspire me in my search. The sofas you see above, which can all be found at one of my absolute favorite stores, Crate and Barrel, are a mix of these things. They're all very different, but each one has tastefully simple lines and is modern in design, but with a certain timelessness that I think is important to furniture. In our wildest wishes, what we'd really love is a set of two, or a sectional, like maybe the Petrie Sectional in Graphite. That would be a dream.
Have any of you done couch shopping lately? Which of the sofas from above is your favorite?
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