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Sometimes I think I am crazy. The kind of crazy that drives me to be completely annoyed with myself. My mom knows just what I mean, she was dragged from store to store with me one afternoon last week. My grandmother said to me this past Saturday, when the couch was finally delivered, “you finally found a couch!”. Why yes gram, after 5 different days of driving all over Massachusetts to multiple stores, we have a couch! We ended up finding a very reasonably priced micro-fiber fun modern comfy couch at Boston Interiors.
Our study is almost finished and now it’s time to fill it with furnishings, drapes and all the kid stuff. The goal, to have another TV room suitable for adults but still a place for my son’s toys, games as well as provide a homework station. The problem with finding the perfect couch was that we needed it this month. We want the room to be ready for the holidays and most of the “in stock” couches, come in a light natural color. We already have slip covered couch in our family room so we wanted a different style in this space. Finding a couch that was in the right color, in stock and conducive to kids and pets wasn’t easy.
I snapped a few pictures with my phone of the ones I loved. This was my favorite from Restoration Hardware but double the price of the one we got and it only came stocked in this natural colored fabric. A custom order would have taken 8-12 weeks. It was a super comfy couch though.
This couch from Boston Interior was also a contender but once I found out it could only be cleaned with a “dry” solvent, it was crossed off the list. Having a couch that you can’t spot clean with soap and water would not survive in our home.
This couch from Crate and Barrel was also very comfortable but was only stocked in a natural colored fabric. However, we considered it because the stain protection program which covered any spills, pet accidents or damage. I never purchase warranties but when purchasing furniture, I am a believe if they are reasonably priced and cover 99% of accidents.
In the end, we chose this one because of the microfiber fabric, the smaller slim lined size and the pebble (gray) color. I felt like it would hide normal wear and tear and would fit better in front of the window. The window wall is the only place the couch can go so blocking it entirely with a big sofa was not an option.
I know many of you will think I am crazy for going with a light colored couch having kids and pets but for me, I am all about loving what you have. It needs to be functional, stylish and something that “works.” I can’t see spending money on something unless you love it. I did pay an extra $80 for the stain protection program that covers 100% of spills, pets accidents and basically anything that happens to the couch. It’s peace of mind as far as I am concerned. Finding the perfect comfy sofa was kind of painful and a lengthy process but I think it will look great in the space once the room is completed. The fireplace is almost finished and the fabric for the drapes and pillows have been ordered. Planning to share the reveal in the next two weeks!
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