Let’s just overlook the fact that I haven’t been posting much lately – it’s hard to bring your laptop to the pool or the beach! Even when I do get the chance to open my computer, I have been working on booking our vacation and looking for FURNITURE! We have been talking about getting a new couch and coffee table for months, but instead have bought a new ottoman, rug, lamp, little chair for Ava, and other small decor items. It’s like when you open your closet and suddenly hate all of your clothes and can’t find anything to wear that you think you look good in anymore. I’m just ready for a new look. We have been talking about moving into a new place, which is probably fueling my new furniture fire … and while it’s probably smart to wait until we move and see what the new space looks like, I just can’t help myself. Doesn’t hurt to look, right?
The ottoman we picked up is a bit more of my husband’s taste, but I can work with it. Styled after the Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona chair, this white leather ottoman is our test to see how our two cats do with something leather in the house. So far, no scratch marks!
We also picked up a large Hand Woven Jute and Leather rug that looks a lot like this. but a darker color pattern:
The new lamp, which I totally LOVE:
And even though I’ve outgrown buying large furniture pieces at Ikea, it’s still worth a trip every now and then to pick up cute little things like this Ava sized chair:
As for a new coffee table, I have always lusted after the Noguchi Tribeca table. I remain on the hunt for a great deal on a well done reproduction.
The couch. Oh the couch. It was Mike’s couch he had when we first moved in together. An IKEA Tylosand. I’m just over it … or am I? Bemz is finally making slipcovers for it and they have some pretty killer fabric choices [samples on their way to me!].
The possibilities are pretty close to endless. So, I’m torn – new sofa or half the price to cover the old one? Maybe both? We could use a couch upstairs in Mike’s “office”. I’ll keep you posted … as soon as I get back from the beach. XO