See the frumpy brown sectional in the background of that picture? It lives in our living room. The thing isn’t so bad except for those badly structured, attached, misshapen back cushions. I took one apart the other day with a mind to rebuild each one, but oy, the hours that would take… blegh.
Perhaps I will eventually finish the project since we’ll be moving the sectional to the basement someday-playroom, but I’m ready to have it out of the living room.
We’ve agreed to buy a new
sofa sectional for the living room. My husband wants the exact same size and setup as the one we have now, but in leather. I want leather, fo sho, but I have dreams…
source: Room & Board is my favorite
Since we didn’t agree to spend $10k on a sectional, though, I’m adjusting my dreams to fit our budget… and my preference for classic, vintage styles. I think I might be able to convince myself (and thus, my husband) to spend a bit more for something that will last a good, long time, but not by $7k.
So… first, requirements:
Leather. Though I know microfiber gets good cred for being pet- and kid-friendly, around here, it sucks. Even though it’s washable, fur sticks to it and is a huge pain to remove, so our guests always leave with furry backsides. Ugh.
Big. Our living room is large and we like a lot of seating for when my peeps descend upon us.
Structured. I like tufting. Heart tufting, actually, and the frumpiness of the cushions on our current sectional drives me bonkers. So, bonus points for tufting and piping along the edges of the cushions, both of which also contribute to longevity.
Under $2k. I know, I know, YOU WISH (I so wish).
My husband wants a sectional (greatly, deeply desires another sectional) but I think I’m willing to go for a sofa if it gets me every requirement, so we’ll consider “sectional” to be a bonus requirement.
Picture this but in a three-seater and possibly in gray leather (though probably black).
So, like this, but in leather.
Since it’s not a sectional (and we’re saving some bucks), I’m thinking we could add seating with this beauteous puppy:
It’s not totally replacing the seating we currently have with our sectional, but oh, drool.
Note: yes, knock-off’s. Yes, I know. I KNOW. I have more heartburn about the womb chair than the “Knoll” sofa. A tufted, square-ish sofa does not stealing make. The womb chair, though, is straight up a steal, yes.
So, that’s one option… more options coming soon….
Until then, though, what’s your position on knock-off furniture?