Thursday, December 31, 2015

Furniture shopping in 2015

Just thought I would share some more house updates by showing some of the key furniture purchases we made in 2015. The one we use the most is our family room sectional. The designer in me really wanted two separate pieces, like a sofa and love seat. I also knew that a sectional suited our home body lifestyle better. We love to curl up on the couch to watch movies and hang out. Both my husband and I loved the look of the chesterfield sofa, so we came up with the idea to find a chesterfield sectional. It was an elegant, but comfortable option. I found out that Bernhardt made a great looking one that was also customizable.
We played around with different color and fabric options. There was a navy velvet in the running at one point. I still love that fabric, maybe for a piece in our formal some day! Then we narrowed it down to a charcoal gray color that was so soft.
When we finally decided to purchase our piece we went back to the furniture store and couldn't find our fabric in their book of swatches. Would you believe that out of all of the fabric options they carried they had decided to discontinue the one we picked! We then decided to go in a different direction...ivory. At the time I really wanted a linen fabric, which I still love, but the sales lady was able to talk me out of it. That was probably a good thing, because I'm not sure what I really thinking in purchasing a linen sofa with four pets. Oh wait, I know... I liked that way it looked... designer problems. In the end we decided on a more durable fabric that was easy to clean. The months leading up to the arrival I was really second guessing the fabric and the color choices, but once it arrived I was thrilled! Here it is the day we got it. Notice the old floors!
I've been adding pillows and different accessories that I will share soon. Here are some of the pillows that I had made from Motif Pillows. She makes fabulous pillow covers and will send you swatches to help you decide if you request them!
My husband also wanted to get a bigger TV for our family room, so the agreement was that I got to pick out a new tv/media piece of furniture. It was tough finding a piece that was long enough for this 75" TV while still looking nice in the space. At least he didn't get the 90"! I ended up finding a dining room buffet and we took the back piece off to let the electronics vent out of the back. Here she is, with a kitty hiding in there. I hope to add some more accessories to the wall around it. I have a couple ideas I hope to show soon and I will do a whole family room walk through!
Another big piece we purchased was a display cabinet. I really wanted to find something to showcase the milk glass collection that my Grandmother has slowly been handing down to me. I had narrowed it down to a few pieces. Here were the contenders. All great pieces for different reasons and in no particular order.
I finally decided that the last one fit our style the best and would be able to hold the collection I already had and also any future pieces. Here it is after it got delivered.
Marshall really wanted to be in the picture. Here it is with the light on. I really fell in love with the Chippendale style details on the front and the contrast color on the inside!

More styling details and better pictures to come soon!

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