My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Looking For a New Sofa

I decided a couple of weeks ago it's time for a new sofa. I've had this one for almost 20 years and it still looks fantastic, but I want a new one. I think it's time for a new one. Sheeesh, almost 20 years?! My granddaughter loves this sofa so it's going over to her home. She actually squealed when I told her she could have it if she wanted it.

She and her hubby have been looking at homes for about 2 years now and couldn't find one they liked until recently. They made a full price offer of $729,000 and waited all day to hear. The realtor said someone else made an offer $750,000— $21,000 over the asking price. They got it and granddaughter was very disappointed. It had everything they wanted for their growing family. They're rapidly outgrowing the home they're in now. That's the real estate market in the Seattle, Washington, area at the moment. You can name your asking price and actually get more for it. I was sad for her but they'll soon find one they like.

So in deciding that I'm going to get a new one, I've been scouring the internet for looks I might want. Ethan Allen will definitely be where I buy it though. Their sofas are far superior to any I've ever had before or seen in other people's homes. I'd love suggestions from any of you. You can see the one I have now:

But I'm seriously considering something like this one, which you'll recognize as my absolutely favorite room ever:

So my dilemma is one with a tight, tucked back or loose pillows for seat and back.  I think I'll stick with 2 cushions if I decide on cushions. I like the roominess of 2 cushions. We rarely have a group at our home so I don't need a 3 cushion one and really don't like their looks as much as 2 cushion seating. What are some of your thoughts on this? I probably haven't considered every single factor yet.

This is the vacation of a famous person. I'm not going to tell you immediately. But it pierced my heart like none other could. Isn't it fantastic? I love this home.

Family room

Dining or game room

Kitchen and breakfast area.

Cabinets in the kitchen. Would you look at the pink? I. LOVE. IT!

A room for collections. Looks like it could be a garden potting area also.


Master bathroom.


Living room.


For you Marie Antoinette lovers.

Isn't this evening bag darling?

A cute tag.

A lovely paper lantern.

Quaint small dining area with elegant chandelier.

 Ooooh, and I almost forgot! That first house above is Kirstie Alley's vacation home in Maine. I saw it one day while looking for houses for my granddaughter.
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