Making Choices

I have been thinking for quite some time about having a new style sofa in our keeping room. It also acts as our home office when we have potential clients over for a meet and greet. Not that I did not like the light gray one we had, but it was rather large for the space. So I pitched the idea to the husband and he gave me the go as long as I sold the current one. Thankfully it sold quickly to a dear friend who happens to have a larger home than I. At first my heart was set on the english roll arm sofa...

Even though it is the same size as our old one it feels smaller due to the smaller arm proportions. I could also see it as our main sofa in our next home, but that may still be years away. Here is somewhat of an image of my old sofa in the room, just so you all can get an idea of the feel of the space. I then came across this lovely lady...

She is a bit more tailored and comes in a 72" option which would give us tons of extra room and open the room up even more. It also reminds me of this beauty in which I have had my eye on for quite some time. As I said our sofa sold and I still haven't even ordered the next sofa so I moved the chairs that were on the outer edge of the rug back to where the sofa once sat. I could even face this new sofa towards the windows with a console/storage behind it if I didn't move the chairs back. Just a thought.

Then again I rather like how moving the chairs opened up the space. This then got me thinking that maybe I could just add one new chair by the piano. Loved how the other chairs somewhat hid all the toy baskets.  The only downfall is that at times we have a lot of people in this small space and it is my favorite place to lounge with a magazine and I do love to lay out. I think a chair like this would work if I went with this idea though...

Then of course choosing a fabric is the next big decision...

I LOVE all these choices. I know pink would never actually happen for this space, but it would be fun. Maybe one day. You know how I love a pink sofa. I was thinking the natural linen for the english sofa and the more gray tones for the more tailored sofa. As for the chair I have no idea as of yet, I could possibly even do a pattern here.

I would love your thoughts and ideas. It can be kind of like a vote, but in the end I truly decide. Ha. I am the one that has to live with it after all.I do value your opinion greatly though.

*all my choices are by Robin Bruce an extension of Rowe. I like that it is an eco friendly line that also happens to be in my budget.

Pink Done Right

I saw these images over on The Neo-Traditionalist and was instantly smitten. You know I adore my sea of neutrals, but I must say the pink sofa's have me falling head over heels. Not sure if the Mr. would ever go for it, but wouldn't it be fun? It's from the home of Ann Mashburn owner of the Ann Mashburn boutique in Atlanta. I am thinking I may need to make a stop in while Marianne and I take a day trip to Atlanta to visit a few of our favorite shops.

{images and interview found here}

*Please excuse my scarceness over the past week and this week. We have family in town and I have been working on some last minute projects for others that have had me away from the computer. I will be back after Christmas to catch up on all your blogs and emails. I truly miss so many of you!

Lovely Fabric

In the November issue of House Beautiful they featured Peter Dunham's home and I instantly became smitten. His use of color and layering of patterns is something I only wish I could do ever so boldly. The entry way with its antique weathered rug, boxwood, and gorgeous sofa is a look I would love to recreate one day. West Elm carries a line of fabric that slightly mimics this feel. No its definitely not as wonderful as the Peter Dunham fabric which is handprinted and the spindle legs of what I am sure is an antique sofa, but for the budget conscious this one would work ever so nicely.

A Sofa with Detail

It seems many new homes are being built with an open floor plan. In many cases this means the sofa must float in the middle of the room. This is the case in our home and we found a sofa by Rowe with a curved back that fits the space (and our wallet) nicely. I think it is important to take into consideration how a sofa looks from the backside in this case. Yes, a console table would work, but like in our case sometimes they just won't fit. I think this sofa would be rather nice with it's pretty detailing. I have become rather smitten with it actually.


I just adore this image of interior designer Lilly Bunn Weeks. The rug, the table skirt, that chair, the wall covering, even Weeks outfit is perfection. Oh, and if you happen to read the article then you will notice Jenny among a very short list got a shout out for being an inspiration to Weeks, how fabulous is that! She inspires me too.

{via Vogue}

Extra Seating

These would make lovely spots to perch when extra seating is needed. They can easily make side tables, sit at a foot of the bed, or sit under an entry way table for when they are not in use. I personally wound not mind having the first one's strewn on the floor for everyday use. I am sure my kiddos would love that too.

West Elm / CB2 / Pier 1 / Pottery Barn