My New Living Room Sofa

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Yesterday I intended to tell you all about my new living room sofa, but instead, I got caught up chatting about the recent photo shoot and my life as of late. No worries, however. I’m back today to share the sofa details.

As you might know, decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things. In my mind, you also need a cozy place where you can sit and gaze at your beautifully decorated Christmas tree. So back in October, as I was planning my holiday decor, I realized I needed a couple of pieces of furniture to fill out the living spaces in my new home.

Choosing a Living Room Sofa:

I had a plan for the furniture in my family room (You can see the details here.) but had yet to figure out what to do in my living room. After looking through photos online, I was inspired to try something new and was drawn to an English roll arm sofa. I especially love the arms and legs of this style of sofa and thought it would work well with my overall design aesthetic for Bayberry House.

I began searching for options. I found sofas I liked at Restoration Hardware, Interior Define, Basset Furniture, and Pottery Barn. After considering material, timing, size, and price, I ultimately decided on the Carlisle Upholstered Grand Sofa from Pottery Barn. It checked off all the boxes for me. Plus, I happen to live near a Pottery Barn store so I could view fabric samples in person to ensure I was getting the right color.

My New Living Room Sofa - Carlisle Upholstered Sofa #livingroom #sofa

Carlisle Upholstered Sofa:

After looking at the fabric samples, I chose the Basketweave Slub Ash. I had had a gray color in mind, and this seemed to best suit my space. Based on where I wanted to place the sofa, I went with the Grand Sofa 91″. I also upgraded to the down blend wrapped cushions, but I was able to buy the sofa for 20% off during a Friends and Family Event.

With my selections made, I placed the order and waited for delivery. About 6 weeks later, my new living room sofa arrived!

My New Living Room Sofa - Carlisle Upholstered Sofa #livingroom #sofa

Overall, I’m extremely pleased with my selection. The sofa is incredibly comfortable. The color works well with my freshly painted walls, and the fabric helps to disguise cat hair, which is always a plus. I haven’t had any spills yet, but the material feels durable, and I was told it’s easy to spot clean.

The only thing I’d change about the sofa is the height of the back. It seems a tad high to my eye. This could be because I don’t have incredibly high ceilings, or maybe I’m accustomed to the horizontal lines of a lot of contemporary furniture.

My New Living Room Sofa - Carlisle Upholstered Sofa #livingroom #sofa

My New Living Room Sofa - Carlisle Upholstered Sofa #livingroom #sofa

My perception of the sofa height might also be due to the location. When you enter the house and look into the living room, you’re greeted by the back of a sofa. However, I’m hoping to improve this view in the near future by adding a narrow table to the back of the sofa. I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect sofa table!

And there you have it, my dear friends – my new living room sofa in all its glory! I know some of you have been wanting the details, so I’m glad to finally be able to share them with you.

Just in case you’re curious about my green velvet chairs: those came from Anthropologie. You can find them here. They are currently around 40% off.

My New Living Room Sofa - Carlisle Upholstered Sofa #livingroom #sofa

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  1. Beautiful sofa, Michael! I have the basketweave slub ash on a chair from PB and I love it! Looking at the Carlisle as an option for a new sofa. Thank you so much for sharing all your information.

  2. Now that some time has gone by how do you feel about the fabric choice? Is it holding up well? Any pilling? Does it seem stretched on the seat cushions at all? I have to make a decision in a couple hours and would love it if you could email me back! Thank you!!