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Friday, July 5, 2013

The Great White


In all the excitement about my trip and wanting to share it all with you, I haven't gotten around to telling you the big news. That little souvenir I mentioned I found on our trip to Atlanta recently?  It's here.

And I have to admit I did have a crazy feeling in my gut when it first arrived that was somewhere between "EEEkk!  I'm so excited!" and "What on earth have I done?"





After all, it was a semi-spontaneous decision made under the pressure of my kids and husband who saw my lingering gaze in the showroom as their cue to bring on the sudden barrage of reasons why we really needed this sofa.  That, combined with the fact that Home Decorator's Collection was having a huge sale plus totally free shipping did have me revisiting my dream of a white sofa.






And all the way home, I rehearsed in my mind again that never-ending debate over beauty v. practicality.  But, in the end, beauty won.  





Light prevailed over the dark.





{Remember my dark leather?}




And the Riemann Curved Tufted Sectional in Microsuede Pearl became the jewel of the living room.  Now the room is totally opened up and feels so much brighter.




At 12 feet long, it does take up a little space (ahhemm), but the good news is, all 6 of us can fit very comfortably with room to spare!





I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a couple new chairs and just the right table to replace my beloved tufted ottoman I made which isn't quite right with the new sofa.  

Even though I haven't found the right ones yet, my searching did turn up a new mirror on the Marshall's clearance aisle.  I'll take it!





Let me know what you think of the new white.  I'm crazy in love with it.  Or maybe just crazy.


I'm sharing this at TT&J, Miss Mustard Seed,


and...

TDC Before and After




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33 comments:

  1. Love it! Can't wait to see it in person. Don't worry - I'll leave my dark wash jeans at home.

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  2. It looks great, Julie! Can't believe how much it changes the look of your room. And surely, that will be a durable fabric. Love the new mirror too!

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  3. I really love the shape of your new sofa. I'm thinking that is exactly what I need in my living room. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Swoon, it's beautiful and completely changes the room. Very elegant yet comfortable. I love it!

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  5. Lucky you! Enjoy... that is one pretty sofa!! Love the tufting, the color and the shape of course, it's so unique. The lines are just gorgeous.

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  6. You are my hero! I wen't couch shopping this weekend and didn't find ANYTHING that I loved. Your couch looks like a perfect fit for a family of six and the shape is just awesome. I'm so glad that I didn't settle yesterday on a couch that I just kind of liked. I'm ordering my new couch right now. I LOVE IT!!!
    Love from Loraine-BreakfastForDinner

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  7. It's beautiful! I love the shape of it - and the fact that you can fit so many people on it!!

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  8. your sofa is lovely and a super choice. what a difference from the dark one.

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  9. I LOVE it, Looks Great in your home! If I had white, it would be dirty before the plastic wrap was taken off! Too many dirty messy boys around here!
    Enjoy.

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  10. I love your pillow selection? Do you have a link to your kitchen tour? Thanks for sharing! JM

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I made most of the pillows earlier this year. Here's a link to more posts on my kitchen through the different seasons!

      http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/search/label/Kitchen

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  11. Love it! I would love it more if it was white leather.

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  12. it's beautiful! and I'm not sure where you live but if you want to sell your ottoman give me a shout!

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  13. Your new sofa is absolutely divine. Wonderful choice.
    Traci

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  14. It's beautiful. Definitely lightens up the room.

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  15. I love that sofa and have been eyeing it up myself on HD! Found you at the link party ;)

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  16. I love it! I beautiful! And so fun to have that shape instead of the traditional sectional. The pillows are so fun too!

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  17. It's GORGEOUS!!! Totally brightens the room and ANY thing that is pearl is FABBY McFAb in my book!

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  18. LOVE IT ALL!!! I also love your guts to have such a gorgeous white couch :)

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  19. This is beautiful! We are likely planning to order one of these soon (since there is free shipping again!) I'm curious though if you happened to see both of the other colors in the showroom. There isn't time to order a swatch before the sale ends, and we are struggling with whether the mocha will be too dark/boring. We are also replacing a dark leather sofa, but I have two toddlers, so I think the white is out of the question. The blue seems a little bold for us, but I'm curious how you would describe the color. Thanks for your help!

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    1. I know this is a tough decision for you, having not seen the fabrics in person. I do not recall much about the mocha swatch as it wasn't what I was looking for, but I would say it's very comparable to what leather would be in a room as far as dark v. light. The blue is not a color I feel would be too bold, but rather just more limiting when it comes to what colors can be used with it. The blue itself is a very nice blue. One suggestion that might help you if you are concerned with the sofa being too dark or drab would be to lighten it up with throw pillows. It really can help make a difference. That's always a good solution when your home needs to be kid friendly. Good luck with your decision! We are loving ours!

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  20. Thanks for the recommendations. I'm glad to hear that you are still thrilled with your purchase. It makes taking the online furniture plunge a little easier!

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  21. LOVE this couch! Since you've had the couch for about 3 months now, how are the cushions holding up? Would it be comfortable enough for a 230 lb husband to lounge? :)

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    1. The couch is holding up well so far & very comfortable. It's pretty large as well, so I would think it'd be just fine for your hubby :)

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  22. I've been looking at this couch in the blue - could you give me some idea of the size of the room you have the couch in? I'm trying to decide if it will overwhelm the room I'd like to put it in. And I have seen the blue couch in person and the color is a very muted blue-green - more blue than green. I'd love white but I also have kids and dogs and not sure it would survive :)

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    1. The blue is very nice, too. The sofa takes up a 6' x 12' area of space, including the curve. Hope that helps you!

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  23. I have been eyeing this couch for a year! With only being able to see photos I couldn't possibly know if it would have been a 'good one' or not, however. Would you be willing to give an update as to how the white is holding up? We have five children and a dog and the white slipcovered couch I currently have needs constant washing. :(

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    1. Still loving it! I must add that we are very careful with it, as in we don't really eat or drink on it, just to be safe. We don't have a dog, so I'm not sure how that would enter the equation. But, I've been assured the micro suede is easy to clean, so we'll see! Good luck with your decision!

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    2. So helpful. Thank you thank you for taking the time to reply and very quickly to boot. :) Blessings, Molly

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  24. Thank you so much for your help! just bought this couch in the blue mist, it didn't have free shipping, but the chat lady gave me 10% off so that helped. Your pictures are so much more helpfull than the sites pictures!

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  25. I ned this!! We are in the process of building and have an open floor plan as well. I have been looking around a little but just havn't found it yet, but THIS IS IT! I believe this is the couch!! yay! and thanks!

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    1. Awesome, Sara! I think you'll love it. And be sure to sign up for emails from Home Decorators--they always have great discounts & sales going on.

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