Do y’all even keep in mind that I ordered a brand new couch for the lounge? It’s been some time! 😀 I ordered it on January 20, so it’s been about 4.5 months. That’s really not too dangerous for a customized couch. I ordered the James 2-seat sofa upholstered in Galaxy excessive efficiency velvet from Inside Outline. (I’m only a regular buyer. They didn’t give it to me.) I upgraded to the 88-inch size with a bench seat and down various reversible seat cushion.
The colour is barely cooler than I had anticipated. It’s so arduous to decide on one thing giant from a small swatch. However I completely adore it! Listed below are the 2 sofas subsequent to one another. You possibly can see the colour distinction. Our previous couch is darker and hotter in shade. The brand new one is slightly bit lighter and cooler. The brand new one is just three inches wider than the previous one, and so they’re about the identical depth.
However the factor I like probably the most in regards to the new one is that it has clear traces. Y’all know the way a lot I like issues to look neat and tailor-made. I don’t like issues to look slouchy and unstructured. So these again cushions on the previous couch have bothered me for fairly a while now.
These structured again cushions are far more my fashion. Simply take a look at how they arise straight and look so good. No slouch right here!
I like the look of the again of the couch, which is nice because it’s the primary a part of the couch to be seen when somebody walks via our entrance door.
The upholstery job on this couch is ideal. The previous couch (which was a fraction of the worth) had a bit that wasn’t pulled taut because it was being stapled into place, and it had wrinkles. I used to be frequently having to clean out the wrinkles. This one has no areas like that. Every thing is pulled taut, simply as an upholstery job on a customized couch ought to be.
Trying the opposite route, you’ll be able to see a HUGE distinction within the colours. The previous couch is kind of darkish and nearly has a muddy look to it. The brand new one undoubtedly has blue undertones, and has a a lot brighter look to it.
It took me a couple of minutes to get used to the distinction, however I really love the brightness that the blue undertones give the room. And I like this cooler grey with the pink curtains and the purple chairs. What I’m not loopy about is the cool grey couch with the grasscloth drawers on the console desk.
I like the couch with every part else, however these grasscloth drawer fronts are going to need to endure a makeover. I’m not fairly certain how I’m going to treatment the scenario proper now, however I’ll determine one thing out. What I do know for certain is that these two colours can’t dwell collectively in my front room. 😀
I’m additionally going to have to begin from scratch with discovering throw pillows. Nothing that I had on the earlier couch appears to be like good on this one. I do just like the look of the throw pillow within the image under, however I believe it’s manner too small. Despite the fact that this couch has nearly the identical dimensions because the earlier one, this one appears to require bigger throw pillows. Look how tiny this pillow appears to be like on the brand new couch.
The couch got here with 4 matching pillows. They’re so completely sq. and inflexible, so I believed they may very well be used as again pillows, however I don’t love this look. I like to have the ability to see the bigger again pillows.
However clearly, I’m not going to make use of them as throw pillows, both. They’re simply so inflexible, and so they remind me of Chiclet gum minus the enjoyable colours. Whereas I like my couch to have straight, clear traces, I don’t like my throw pillows to be so inflexible and stand at consideration like that. I like my throw pillows to be fats, full of down and feathers, and karate chopped to interrupt up the straight traces.
So it appears to be like like I received’t have any want for the right sq. Chiclet pillows, and I want to search out some bigger colourful pillows for the brand new couch. I swiped this one from one of many purple chairs simply to get an concept of the scale that I want. This can be a fairly large pillow, however even it appears to be like too small for this couch. I do like the concept of one thing colourful and brilliant with a white background, although.
I’m so excited to lastly have this couch, and much more excited that I can eliminate the opposite one which Felicity (our cat) has torn up. She has already tried to scratch on this one, nevertheless it’s simply so tough for her to get her claws into it (one purpose I LOVE velvet furnishings), so I’m hoping she’ll lose curiosity in a short time. I do plan to get her one thing new to scratch on, and I’ll put it on the entryway aspect of the aspect desk subsequent to the couch. I believe if I present her a spot to scratch proper there — one thing that her trimmed and blunt-filed claws can nonetheless really catch on — she received’t have a lot curiosity within the couch. So hopefully I can discover one thing that may sit in that spot, and never seem like an apparent cat scratching put up.
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