Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Sofa

My new sofa was delivered a few weeks ago- a month early! I was given a delivery date of June 1st and was very pleasantly surprised when they called me to tell me they'd be here on March 8.  I have ordered two sofas from Pottery Barn and they were both delivered much earlier than they had estimated- always a good thing.  (And it was made in the USA!)  Thankfully this sofa is on a completely different level than my seagrass sectional (which I hated).  This looks and feels like a very high end sofa.


Because I was able to sit on this sofa before I purchased it, there were no surprises when it arrived.  I am very happy with my choice.   The cushions are foam wrapped in down so they're very comfortable and easily fluffed.  It's long enough that I (and Todd who is 6ft tall) can layout on it and it's deep enough that we can both lay on it.  It's hard to tell from the pictures how big it really is.


 I love the English roll arm.




 My coffee table is an antique Lineberry factory cart.  It's from an old cotton factory and has been fully restored.  I picked this one specifically for the dark color and daisy wheels.


 Still a long way to go but I love it.  Here is a link to the idea board that I made before I moved in.  A few changes but pretty similar.  I still need two chairs to face the sofa. Hopefully something tufted or with nailhead trim.  I also need more accent tables, lamps, a new chest for the entry and a side chair (for purse dumping when you walk in the door), and then a TV that actually fills the space above the fireplace. If you remember the pictures I posted when I first moved in, the fireplace is to the right in all of these pictures. The curtain rod needs to be adjusted, drapes need to be pressed, and the ugly plastic blinds need to be replaced with wood (long term project).

I really like how it's come together so far.  The muted area rug was a random find that turned out absolutely perfect.  Area rugs with prints are tough- if the colors are right, the design isn't and if it's just the right color and design, it's $3000.  I got very lucky with this one!

Other details:
Sofa- Carlisle from Pottery Barn
Side Table- World Market
Striped grain sack pillows- Ralph Lauren from Homegoods
Cream pillows- Pottery Barn
Buffalo check drapes- Custom made
Area Rug- Ballard Design
Basket- World Market

42 comments:

  1. I love it! It looks crisp & comfortable at the same time. We are in the market (have been for a year) for a new sofa too, but I'm so afraid of making a commitment. This one might move up the list now that I've heard you like it so much!

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  2. This looks beautiful! I love the colors and the couch looks super comfy. My husband is tall as well and we really need a couch that we can both snuggle on!

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  3. Love it!! It looks like it was made just for that room!

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  4. It's so beautiful! Excellent choice and wonderful taste!

    ~DC Prep

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  5. Beautiful room! I love the side table, such a unique find for World Market, I would have never guessed!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I LOVE IT!!! I'm seriously so so jealous. I want that sofa!

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  7. obsessed with that coffee table! I have been looking for one like that!

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  8. It's lovely and really turning out to be so perfect. Love love the coffee table

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  9. LOVE! The whole look is so pretty
    xoxo
    SC

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  10. It looks great! How perfect for your home. :)

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  11. Oh I just love it--so classic and comfy looking. I could get lost in a good book there. I love your southern beachy design aesthetic...I would love a "home tour" to get a peek of what you've done in the other rooms, I'm sure it's lovely! Enjoy the new sofa!

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  12. Looking great! Can't wait to see what else you do! I could for sure take a nap on that couch.
    -Katie
    Athomewhenimwithyou.blogspot.com

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  13. Cannot get myself over the coffee table! It's so special, I love it!! The sofa is beautiful too! PB does such a great job!!

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  14. So polished and cozy at the same time. Great job!

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  15. Such a beautiful look - I really like how the sofa works in proportion to the antique cart!

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  16. I have been waiting for this post for what seems like a month!!It is absolutely beautiful, I am wanting to order a Carlisle too and was curious as to what fabric (Pottery Barn calls it grade) and color you chose. I love your style!

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    1. Hey Courtney- The upholstery I picked isn't available online. I ordered mine in the store where they had so many more choices than they do on the website. It' Flax linen which is a grade 2.

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  17. I love everything about that room!! The sofa, the coffee table, the curtains, all the colors!! It's absolutely beautiful!!

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  18. Love it! Very cozy! I would suggest the two chairs be skirted. Just a thought because of the exposed legs on the sofa.

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    1. Ballard Design used to make a chair that had a pleated skirt, loved that one. I hate slipcovers so I need to find a chair with a skirt that ISNT a slipcover.

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  19. Looking good so far! Pottery Barn and Ballard Design are my absolute favorites! But, they can be so pricey! I look forward to their catalogs and drool over all of the inspiration photos!

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  20. Love love the new sofa!!! Makes me want to sell mine & buy that one :) You've done so well!

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  21. Your house looks beautiful! You have a talent for decorating my dear! xx

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  22. Hey girl!! Glad we share the livie of saltine toffee :-) I spend hours reading those darn "missed connections!" Funny that you found one about you and YES-you are normal!

    Xoxo

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  23. It looks fabulous! I love the calm colors, and the side table adds some glamor too.

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  24. Looks great! I love the sofa and am thinking of getting the same one. What color and fabric grade did you go with?

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    1. It's a grade 2 upholstery. If I remember correctly it's called "Flax Linen". Last I checked it wasn't available on the website but they have many more choices if you have access to a store.

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  25. I have been eyeing this sofa too as my husband and I are moving into our new house next month. I was wondering how he back cushions are holding up? Are they needing to be fluffed up after sitting on them? I would like to not have to do that to keep it looking nice all of the time, y'know?

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    1. I do fluff the back pillows after I've been sitting on it. Do they need to be fluffed every single time? Probably not but the way I sit on it, I smoosh the pillows down pretty well and I want to keep it looking it's best for as long as possible.

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  26. Hi! Thanks for posting this! I have been considering the Carlisle myself, but I read some so-so reviews online. Have you had problems with the seat cushions looking too worn-in or not holding up well? Also, is it difficult to keep clean?

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    1. I am so sorry I never responded to this! My sofa is 7 months old now and I don't think it looks too worn in at all. It took a few months to "break in" and now it's just really comfortable. Because the cushions are down, I just fluff them at the end of the day. The upholstery is great though- it hasn't shown a single bit of dirt.

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  27. Hi, your room looks gorgeous! I want to order this sofa today and I'm wondering if you've been having any issues with the seat cushions flattening out? thanks!

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    1. Hi Desiree- My sofa is 7 months old now and it's "broken in" but not flattened out. The cushions are wrapped in down so at the end of the day I just fluff them back up. It really is such a comfortable sofa. I will say one thing though- because there are only two cushions and I have two big pillows on each side, rather than moving those pillows people tend to sit right in the middle of the sofa- while it's not uncomfortable for them to do that, they sit right on the corners of the cushions. It bugs ME because I'm OCD and don't want it to look worn so I get on to them about it. I have seen versions of this sofa with three cushions which I think would be a better option if you want to use throw pillows.

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  28. Hi. Your room looks awesome! I've been looking at the Carlisle sectional...and planning a room very similar to yours. I am thinking of the washed grainsack in flax (I think thats what you have too!). Does it shed much? Do the cushions ever wrinkle? Do you feel like the cushions are holding up? Thanks!

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    1. Did you ever buy this sofa and, if so, what are your answers to the questions you asked. It is now March of 2012 and I have been considering this sofa and have wondered the same things. Thank you.

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  29. Hi! I'm wondering how your sofa is holding up? I'm considering purchasing it as well but it's had some so-so reviews. Thanks!

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  30. Which fabric did you chose for the sofa? I'm getting ready to order two of the Carlisle arm chairs & can't decide between the Washed Grainsack in Flax or the Linen.

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  31. Which fabric and color is your sofa?

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