Well, after waiting almost two months, my couch is FINALLY here. (I really shouldn’t be calling it a couch though. Technically, it’s a sectional.) Regardless of what I call it, it’s here and I love it.
In case you are wondering, this is the Henry Sectional from West Elm in Dove Gray Performance Velvet. I am so pleased with how it looks in the space. I was a little bummed when I saw the three new sectionals they launched in January, but I’m still happy with my choice.
As you can see. the shape of the sofa allows it to fit beautifully in this odd little corner. I plan to do something fun with end tables on both sides. I’m also on the hunt for a coffee table.
To be honest, my search for a coffee table has caused me some tossing and turning. (Not literally, but you get what I mean.) I’m in love with this large square one from Wisteria. However, I’m not thrilled with the price tag and I’m also worried it may be a bit too big. I have decided to swap out the entertainment stand and the TV so that I can bring my larger TV into this space. The new entertainment stand may eat up a little more floor space. I like having at least one extra option for seating, and although the red chair is temporary, an additional chair may not fit with such a large side table. Whew. Sorry, I was thinking out loud.
So, what I may end up doing is making a fake coffee table similar in size out of cardboard and seeing how things fit. Haha. Crazy, yes. But it will help me avoid spending money on a coffee table that is way too big.
Anyway, back to the sectional. When I was in Portland, I stopped at the West Elm there and like a weirdo, sat on every sofa. As I’ve mentioned before, I live in a pretty small town, so I knew that I wouldn’t find a piece of furniture locally to suit my taste. So I planned ahead and tested out things when I got to Portland. It was essential that this couch be both stylish and super comfortable. It’s a winner in both departments. Plus since it’s 6’1″ long, it allows me to stretch out completely. I love that! I also ordered samples from West Elm of all the fabric options I thought could work. I placed all of the samples against my wall color and floor color to see how each would look in the mix. Coincidentally, the Dove Gray is even a perfect match for one of the grays in my carpet. I love those happy little design accidents.
I’m so thankful I did this research because buying a huge sectional online could be very nerve-racking.
I’m also insanely happy the cats are a fan. Cause obviously that’s super important.
Slowly but surely this space is coming together. I wish I was able to just show you the before and after shots immediately, but that’s obviously not practical. I also think it’s somewhat helpful to see that design takes time. I am honestly baffled by how people can make over a room in a weekend. Besides, I like taking my time, trying things, and exploring the possibilities!
I’m off to enjoy a busy weekend. I’m heading to ALT Summit in Salt Lake City next week. (Anyone else?) so this weekend will involve a lot of planning, prepping, and post writing to make up for the days I’ll be gone. Despite the frenzy, I’m uber excited for the trip and the conference.
What’s on your weekend agenda?