The other night, I was in a Pinterest-induced stupor, conjuring up images of
what will be
in our newly-purchased house in Virginia - code name:
(because I know you want to follow
Initially, we'll take a live-with-it-and-plan approach on a lot of the house, but we're tackling a few messier projects before or as we move in. One of those is the Family Room - or what we'll use as a family/tv room.
For starters - it is
My hope is to do away with the circa 70s paneling, add some much-needed mill work, and turn it into a jewel box of a room, all glossy, cozy, and layered like so...
Key to my plans are: rich, high-gloss paint (color TBD), and saddle/caramel leathuh.
So, I was stoked when I saw
MCM-esque leather sofa from JCPenney getting good reviews. The Hubster's not the biggest fan of this style, so....
Me: "Ben, do you think you could stomach this sofa for the family room at Wallingford?"
Ben: "It looks like I would slide off."
Score: Ben - 1 Sofa - 0
How do I compete with this?
Happy Monday, peeps.
(P.S. - no baby, obvs)
There are a few I can research in earnest - upgrades I know we'll make to our existing furniture. Cue the seating situation for our tulip table.
This is our only eating area in the apartment, so the casual vibe has worked well. In our new house, though, this table will be in our dining room, so I'd like to lose the chrome-legged chairs in lieu of something a little nicer and more comfortable. ...For the times when we actually DO host a dinner party where people might want to linger around the table.
There's so many ways to play the tulip table - it's such a genius design that almost any style of chair can work, and I've rarely spied a combo I thought was just "off."
That doesn't make my job of selecting new chairs any easier. Should I go fancy-Louis/upholstered, simple-but-comfy MCM, lucite (Ben says Hell NO!), playful wishbone, or colorful cafe? The buttery leather PK9 is the chair of my dreams - and at over five grand a pop, my dreams is exactly where it'll stay. Oh, hurts so GOOD!