Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our Home | New Slipcovered Sofa


First of all, I want to say a big thank you for so many encouraging emails, comments, and IG notes regarding my last post and my foray into decorating consultations.  I'm a bit blown away at how many of you reached out and expressed an interest in having my help.  I appreciate your confidence in me and look forward to the chance to create some beautiful rooms together! :)

As for our new sofa, it's actually several months old at this point.  I just hadn't gotten around to blogging about it.

It took me entirely too long to make a decision on which to buy.  When spending a few thousand dollars I tend to deliberate more than necessary because making a mistake isn't easy to correct.  We ended up ordering this Lee Industries sofa,  purchased it through English Traditions here in town.  They were having their annual 40% off upholstery sale which lessened the blow a bit.  I choose to upgrade to two seat and back cushions.  Yes, less cushions are an upgrade, go figure.  I think two looks a bit more casual than three which made sense for our family room. I sort of wish I'd chosen a long single seat cushion instead but I feared it would sag in the middle.  However, our double cushions tend to dip in the middle slightly too.  I'm sure with more wear it will all even out though.  At least I hope so.  I

It is slipcovered in a warm, light gray, linen blend fabric (linen, cotton, and a little synthetic stuff  too).  As much as I love 100% linen, it will need to be replaced more quickly (especially on furniture that is used daily) because it doesn't hold up to wear and tear as well as blends.  I have100% linen elsewhere in upholstery and that has been my experience.  I prefer leaving 100% linen on windows and less heavily used furniture.  I like the casual look of slipcovers, but I really wanted a fabric that wasn't going to require much washing.  One that didn't show dirty feet marks.  Not that we have any of those running around. ;)  

^^Caster legs and English roll arms - my favorite combination on a sofa. ^^

^^I love the color and texture of the fabric. Just a hint of contrast next to the ivory linen drapes and bone white walls. It is similar to our gray painted trim and built ins.^^

^^Overall, we are super happy with the purchase.  All the contemplating paid off!^^

Here a couple other options we strongly considered..

^^I adore this one! But felt it was too cutesy given all the other slipcovers in this room with pleats and ruffles.  We needed a more tailored slip for our our sofa.^^

^^I also really like RH sofas, especially this one.  My bother and sister in law have one and its held up beautifully to rowdy boys, illness, accidents and every day life in general.  I wasn't crazy about the way their slipcover hid the caster legs though.^^

12 comments :

  1. It's beautiful! I too love the english roll arm + casters! I'm curious--what type seat cushion did you go with? I know Lee has a bunch of options beyond their standard foam…

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  2. Love it! Lee Industries is supposed to be such a quality company too. Enjoy!
    -Shelley

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  3. I love the sofa you chose. Actually, I just love your style and choices overall! We have a a set of chairs from Lee Industries that are favorites in our home. Your new sofa is beautiful.

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  4. Love, love it! Also I wanted to tell you that I am so excited for your new venture. I worked as a decorator in a shop in the mid-80s in D/FW area and it was my absolute dream job. I would so do it again! Sadly, due to some bad investments the company went away and I switched gears and went to work in the PR/Corporate Communications department for a local Fortune 500 Company for 18 years after but I still missed all the decorating fun! You will have fun, get stressed, fabric manufacturers will drive you nuts!

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  5. It should come as no surprise that you've been flooded by requests for your design consultation services, as this post is an indication of just how much raw talent you have, Tessa. I really love your fabric choice here and, just as you said, the color perfectly complements the curtain fabric and the wall color in the room. So much texture and warmth here, I'm sure it's a popular spot in your house!

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  6. I love this room soooo much! I want to park there with my cup of coffee and just take it all in! I'm considering some Lee chairs for my living room…your sofa is beautiful!

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  7. I saw this room on your Christmas posts this morning and have been snooping looking for more shots of your layered rugs. I think that may be the perfect solution to my awkwardly shaped living room (which is almost more of an alcove than a full room). Are you happy with it? It looks great. Do you have a rug pad between the two rugs to keep the top one from slipping?

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  8. Can you please tell me the make and model of your roman shades and curtains? I love your house!!!!

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  9. Can you please tell me the make and model of your shades? I love your house!!

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  10. Hi! Where did you get the greenery on your ottoman? Thank you!! Absolutely LOVE your home!!!!

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  11. I love your room. Could you please tell me where you purchased your new sofa slipcover? It is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you!

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