Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pièce de résistance

The sofa has finally arrived!

Things to keep in mind when accepting any piece of furniture, but especially something custom. Have your folder of specifics on hand when the delivery arrives. Match the swatch of fabric with the furnishing. Double check that all of the things you specified have in fact been done. If you notice it after the deliver people are gone, it will be difficult to deal with, but if you can catch any mistakes while they are there, they can often return it to the warehouse and make it right. 

P thought I was crazy when I gave him the folder on my way to work the morning it was being delivered, but none-the-less, he checked! We now have the sofa that we have been waiting for, and oh man is it cozy!

After accepting the sofa, P sent me the following picture message of it in our space:

I was freaking out!

Knowing that we have a lot of natural light in our apartment, I couldn't figure out why it was so dark! Well DUH! It is just like trying to take a picture in front of huge windows, the camera focuses on all of the natural light, and everything else darkens. As soon as I walked into our apartment that night and saw the couch, I was thrilled! It fits our space, and our taste, perfectly!

We are happy campers! We have literally been camping out on the couch every chance we've had! Er, we have been enjoying its presence within our home...

Here is a shot of the space now... ignore the old sofa that we are trying to off-load... it has to stay in the space until we can sell it! (Anybody know someone who may be interested??)

New sofa in place.

Sofa bed pulled out and made up for company.
Happy camping designing! Let me know if there is anything you need help with within your space, and I will do my best to respond, and post on the issue!


  1. Congrats!! It looks great. Love the yarn ball bowl too.

  2. Your apartment is much cleaner than when I was there. Just sayin'. And it's not true - I've asked you to figure out how and what I can do with the furniture in the awkward room many, many times. Whatevs.

    Your sofa looks fabulous! g

  3. I wish I had seen this before! I'd love to get a new couch.