Sunday, August 16, 2009

a geriatric couch



My current couch has labored faithfully in the cause of movie watching, party hosting, and all manners of rambunctious children's play for ten years now. It has reached that unfortunate stage where it's decline seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. The color fades significantly more each day, what was once bold red is now a sadly tired pink. Spots seems to appear by the dozen each day. Maybe the stain guard has finally worn off. It's falling apart like an octogenarian. So it's time to let it go.

I have been planning for a new couch for about 8 months and trying to find the perfect thing because well I am picky. Part of it is it's a big room and needs a big couch and sectionals just don't work in there. One day I was reading architectural digest and I saw it. THE COUCH- it was perfect. So I began trying to find it. I exhausted every avenue i could think of and eventually emailed my ISO quandary to apartment therapy who found my cause worthy and posted it on their blog.


Well the verdict is it is custom piece, so good luck getting it. But the silver lining is that readers supplied me with names of two custom furniture makers who are in the process of quoting me for my dream sofa... So hopefully in another couple months there will be a youthful new replacement in my family room (only then i'll have to redecorate).
1. the beach 2. actually smiling 3. treasure hunts

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh! Good luck--redocorating ought to be cake for you. Can't wait to hear about the acquisition of your new baby!

LL said...

alright. I have an idea. YOU seem most anxious to purchase a couch. I happen to have an empty room in my house and I'm not picky...
you could get a couch for the farm, just to make yourself feel better :)

katie said...

i'm happy AT could help you! i hope everything works out!

<3katie

The well rounded mom said...

Have you seen this couch at Ethan Allen?
http://www.ethanallen.com/product?productId=767&categoryId=8102
It's 94" and on sale! : )

Swimmingmom said...

you're so funny! can't wait to see the final product one day!