right now, we don't have a sofa. well, i have a sofa in my studio but that's not at home. it's a great thrifted sofa, but doesn't fit in our little tv room, which is *tiny* and full of bookshelves. plus, i have been verging on militant in our new house that we not clutter it up like we did in the last house. i am a huge packrat, but i'm happier in just slightly more minimalist surroundings. but stillllll, who doesn't want to snuggle up on their sofa with a book or movie?? and like certain other bloggers, i have had my dream sofa in mind for ages.
and i've been inspired by back garage that a sofa *can* work in front of bookshelves. not pushed up against them, but pretty close to them.
but now, i'm pretty sure i have found my dream sofa. it's suitably small so i think it would fit in the room. it's crewel for chrissakes. it's a design by natalie lete, who purely by coincidence i blogged about the other day. but it has one small drawback: it's $3498 plus $250 in shipping. and i never buy new furniture (well, except for ikea). i've never remotely considered spending that kind of cash on a piece of furniture. hopefully, it will go on sale like other amelie sofas have in the past. it's not to everyone's taste. it came out last fall, so maybe soon? but even still, it won't be cheap. i don't know people who spend that kind of money on furniture. is it normal? is it crazy?
the other small drawback is that my sweet hub - while he's terribly indulgent of my design choices - he would really rather have a la-z-boy or those huge squadgy things people buy for their mcmansion media rooms. maybe it's good we don't have that kind of space! but is this a sofa for lounging, or just for admiring?? some of the reviews i've read said it was surprisingly comfortable.. and if i found an antique sofa that was anything like this (sans octopus of course), it would probably have bad springs and sawdust falling out..
this is to try to get an idea of what the sofa might look like in front of my bookshelves. although it might mean rethinking the vintage modern lighting and the striped velvet curtains. and the cowhide rug. and the dogs. (sigh) and we do live in a landlocked farmhouse - would this be absurd in a farmhouse? it is still my dream sofa, and i think it might be kind of awesome.