Deciding on a new couch wasn’t the hard part of our style update, but choosing the right one was. It was due time to retire the old sectional. You know, the first couch purchase post-college graduation. And yes, it was one of those complete living room packages from The Room Store. You know the one where you get the great value deal – couch, two end tables, coffee table and matching pair of lamps.
To this day, I’m not sure what we were thinking. The sectional wasn’t really that bad. Heck it lasted for a good 10+ years from apartment living, to our custom built home, and through the toddler years. The only dislike I really had besides the pattern was the pillow back. Talk about constant arranging and fluffing to keep it pristine looking. Then came the toddler years. Our daughter would build a mountain and plunge off the pillows (that’s another story).
Now if only I could dig up some old photos of the end tables and coffee table, to completely tell the story. They were contemporary as contemporary could be. They were white faux stone. I remember vividly that they each had a corner ball on the base top as an element of design. Each table had a square glass top that sat on it. Let’s just say that when the baby came, those tables (all 3) were the first thing sold in a garage sale.
The lamps were peach – that’s about all I have to say about them.
So, the delimma? My husband and I could not decide on the same sofa. We saved for the purchase because we knew that we wanted a quality purchase and a kiln-dried hardwood frame. So, we knew the sofa wasn’t going to be cheap. We were looking for longevity – another 10 years would be awesome.
So, it came down to two:
Tammy’s Pick! Pottery Barn Seabury
Sean’s Pick! Crate and Barrel Axis
Does the stylist save the day? Stay tuned to see who’s pick made the final cut.