Something is missing…

December 21, 2010 at 8:36 AM 6 comments

Here is my living room in its current state – see if you can tell what’s missing…

Here’s a big hint…

It’s a sofa!  You see, we thought we could tough it out with a 51 inch settee and just deal for the year or so we live in this apartment.  But it’s rough without a sofa, almost like camping without a sleeping pad, it’s fine for a little while but after a short time, you really start missing comfort.  Movie watching is only so much fun from a chair.  And when Graham got the flu, he wanted to watch TV in comfort; we only have a TV in the living room so I went out and bought him a blow up mattress, which worked until it started deflating.  Really folks, we’ve been roughing it.

I have been on the hunt for a sofa that is stylish but has a low enough back that it’ll fit up our stairwell.  And after CRAZY amount of deliberation, I took the leap…I bought a Jonathan Adler sofa!!!   The Templeton Apartment sofa…

The Templeton Apartment sofa in ice blue.  The colorway shown below –

The sofa is leap worthy and I’m so glad I took the plunge and handed over my AmEx.  Of course, I didn’t pay retail because it seems to be something I don’t like to do anymore.  I guess all the thrift store shopping has rubbed off on me.  It was a sample floor model and going for 60% off.  Yippee!!

Once this beauty is up in our apartment – fingers crossed all of my measuring was accurate.  I get to do some furniture rearranging.  Then I’ll pick the final fabric for the room – the seat cushions for my faux bamboo chairs (against closet doors in living room photo).  Can’t wait to show you new pics!



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Window Shades Finished From Sofa to Settee Back to Sofa

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katy  |  December 21, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Couch is life altering! So happy you took the plunge; I can’t wait to be supine in it sipping coconut water mimosas with you guys!

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Yes! We got it just in time for the New Year’s day hangover gathering. Wouldn’t be the same without a couch!!

  • 3. Alice  |  December 21, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    I love the couch, color, and the discount! Your living room looks amazing!

  • 5. Beatrice  |  December 21, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Great shopping Kate. The room really was missing a sofa and the settee looks so nice in the dining room anyway. You were very clever to get such an awesome sofa at a good price and I like the fabric.
    The pillows should be something really strong—maybe Santa could find them!

    • 6. katecollinsinteriors  |  December 21, 2010 at 2:13 PM

      Thank you!! It was missing a sofa. It’s funny that you mention Santa because when I showed the picture of the settee in the dining room, you mentioned Santa bringing a sofa for the living room. That’s whas the inertia I needed to go forward with what I’d been wanting to do. Santa brought the sofa early, so maybe he can bring the pillows on the 25. One can hope! I agree with strong colors! Good thinking!


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