When we bought this house a few months back, we realized we'd be in the market for a new sofa, whether we liked it or not. Our previous tan leather 3 seater sofa (from Fanuli) was not only a little uncomfortable due to it's relatively low back cushions, but a 3 seater would positively float in a 4.5 x 6.5 metre space. So we shopped around. Buying a sofa is a major decor decision, it can make or break a room, and almost always, much like a rug, it will anchor the room. I was in a quandry. So I put it out there on this very blog and your suggestions and advice were just fantastic - like a warm hug from an old friend. And just what I needed to put my "are we making the right decision?" mind at rest.
King Furniture was where we started and where we finished. The "Jasper" is an enormously popular sofa here in Australia (I now know why), relatively large/deep and a simple design that allows you to switch it around into virtually any configuration. We decided on a corduroy fabric in "Oak" (the top picture is a better colour representation), which you lot assure me will stand the test of two Mini-Tonics and a Doggy-Tonic. I didn't want a sofa that would dominate the room with it's colour or design, and I think this fits the bill perfectly, despite its size.
So while the tan 3 seater has settled in nicely in the TV/play room (as Cheeky-Tonic demonstrates below!), I now have a big, cosy corner for sunny mornings with a cup of tea and post-dinner magazine reading/laptop shananigans.
Tonight I will christen the cover by settling in with my new issue of Real Living (below) which, despite having a subscription to, I had to buy along with the current Belle and House & Garden, as Magshop take 3 weeks to update your change of address! Seriously.
So? What do you think? You know I'm dying to know. And as always, be honest. x