Monday, June 20, 2011

S.O.S. (Send Our Sofa)

This past Saturday, while my friends were frolicking in the ocean waves and sunning themselves on the warm sand, I went couch shopping. You would think that shopping in any form would create fun and excitement. I even gave up a boat ride with a bestie and everything for this task!

Instead, it turned out to be stressful, overwhelming and anxiety-packed!

Holy beegeezus moly, do I need someone's help!

I started at one store here in Wilmington known for well-made, timeless pieces. Their space went on and on forever, so much so that I didn't even know how to get back to the entrance/exit. There were no windows, huge furniture everywhere, no way in and no way out- a panic attack nearly ended the trip with one giant scream...

But I got a hold of myself and found a way to take some pictures. Now I need your input!

These are the contenders- a compilation of pieces I saw in two different venues. Just so you know, I'm looking for an extremely comfortable couch with durable fabric that my dogs and I won't destroy. I'd like to be able to wash individual sections as needed but don't want the couch to LOOK slipcovered. I'm trying to stay somewhat traditional in the shape but am not opposed to some modern twists.

Tribeca Sofa

Tribeca Sectional

Studio Rowe Sofa

Blue Hand Home Sofa

Studio Rowe Sofa

GORGEOUS Thomasville Sofa

Let me know what you think of these pieces. Keep in mind that anything I get will have to be customized in a grey or brown fabric- something dark enough to cover a smudge of dirt if I should be unlucky, which I'm sure I will be. Maybe one day a gorgeous, ivory linen blend will be a possibility but, for now, it's just a dream...


  1. I like the 2nd with the chaise and the last Thomasville one although I do like the Studio Rowe one too. I don't think you can go wrong with the ones you have selected, all great choices!

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth!! I need your decorating skills big time. I'm LOVING your two favorites as well. The Thomasville fabric had beautiful flecks of metallic silver in it and awesome studs. So gorgeous. I think it's a little out of the old price range at the moment though...sigh...maybe it will go on sale. :)

  3. I like the Thomasville. Although the first Studio Rowe does have a rather Soggy-ish look to it. You cannot go wrong with your good sense of style. Who needs sun burn? jk. Love you!

  4. Haha! May, you crack me up. Only trolls get sun burn. ;)

  5. I like the Thomasville piece, too. The first Studio Rowe as well. But I'm related to the poster who said the same thing. Go figure. Loved getting caught up on your blog just now! I think I'll need you to style me for my book tour. ;)

  6. Snags, you let me know when and where and I will be there with fashion tape. I'm also leaning toward the Rowe piece now, unless T-ville goes on sale........


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