Sunday, June 6, 2010

Evolution of a Couch

Of all the things that change around here, there are only a handful of things that always remain and one of those is our living room couch. When we bought our first home over 5 years ago I can't tell you how hard it was to find a white couch!!! We looked high and low, until we finally settled on having one custom made. At the time we really didn't have a defined style, and the couch really could have been any shape or style but I am SOOoooo thankful that we lucked out with the couch we ended up with. (If you are ever in need of a custom colored sofa, definitely head over to Urban Barn! They were really affordable and easy to work with)

Here was the sofa in its first days home.

Eventually a few years later I did cover it with a sure-fit cover (bought on clearance for $30 from Linens'n Things)! I did a couple stitches to make it look much more fitted, but really the pillow back style made the cover look much better.

I took away the "frilly" pillows for a more streamlined look in this house.

But lately I have been loving the more beachy, laid back feel of the pillows all lined up~

I really love this sofa, and will gladly watch it evolve again in the future as our style and look do as well. I think it is really a testament to a good quality piece that it can (and probably will again) evolve with you as your spaces develop.

Speaking of developments... our dining room is pretty much in shambles these days!

It is currently housing a cast-off ektorp chair, and my lonesome dining chairs. Our dining room table went to a new home (unexpectedly, otherwise I would have tried to get a new one ready) so now I am on the hunt for a perfect old grey farm table. I also plan on moving all the marine book plates to my "future" office (as in, there is still a queen bed and a ton of cast off furniture in that bedroom... and progress has halted) and look for a perfect old mirror. But as you are all aware of by now, my plans tend to change at the blink of eye!

And I know that it probably won't improve this week as I have a large armoire coming in to photograph, and this is my only open space right now.
Now I am off to finish painting a headboard for my sister.
Have a relaxing Sunday, Friends!


Beth Rutter said...

While I love everything on your site I am fully smitten with that ship picture in your dinning room. If it ever hits the shelves to be sold, I call dibs!!

LOVE the couch. I recently made a white slip cover for a chair and ottoman, and it's all I can do to not cover everything else in white cotton duck. It's addicting!

Holly and Sean said...

Aww thanks Beth! If it needs a new home, I know who to call now~

Isn't it addicting? I am actually contemplating blue striped covers for the dining room chairs now, but just don't have the heart to take off the white. I think it might be a sickness at this point.

Amber said...

wow so cool how the look of the couch changes so much when you switch up te pillows. Gosh it must be so fun to live in your house! It looks like a fairy tale!

Hello My Pretties said...

BUT, at least your home/dining room is still clean & pretty. We're living in filth and having to shower at my Mum's whilst we're gutting our bathroom. Not a relaxing Sunday for us at all!

Holly and Sean said...

Amber, it has plenty of wonderful moments, but keeping it clean and tidy usually isn't as fun LOL. Glad you are back home from the hospital and on the mend!!!

Suzy, of course I don't share the crazy stuff LOL. We have several areas that are what I call "delapidated chic". As-in the renos are mid-way through and all the surrounding rooms are in chaos housing stuff from those rooms... But I prefer to focus on the pretty~

Lindsey said...

I LOVE switching my pillows too!!

Momma Rhyne said...

Drooling, as usual. I think it may be ruining my keyboard, LOL.
But I think you should post some pics of your delapidated areas, maybe I'll actual believe that it's a lived in house... :-D

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love how simple changes make a big difference. It's so smart to get a classic sofa that can evolve with your taste!

Desiree said...

Beautiful blog you have! I really like your green and white pillows in the first pic. Would you mind sharing where these were from? thanks! Maegan said...

man you love white! ...I LOVE the shot of the couch with the dark books stacked on the coffee table the contrast! and it's a gorgeous photo!

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