A cozy reading spot… Shopping for a Sofa and Chaise combination…

Today I want to show you my market research for the sofa with chaise combination I want for our living room in the country…

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Ours was a quiet one, spent in the city… the weather here was a bit unpleasant with high humidity and constant overcast… But that is behind us now, and we are looking to 4 very busy weeks ahead with one trip upstate, 2 real estate closings and one big move…

Are you ready for some furniture shopping? This is what I had in mind when I thought of buying a sofa:

A cozy reading spot by the fire...

Ahh… a cozy reading spot by the fire…

 

One of my absolute favorite things to do in the country is to relax with a book  or a magazine and a cup of tea by a crackling fire… Since we do not have any TV or internet there, we tend to read a lot with our kids in the evenings… a sofa with chaise combination seems like a good idea right?

Once I made the decision that I  MUST have a chaise, I struggled with it because it throws the entire floor plan on its head.. it alters the symmetry of the room and arranging the furniture becomes a challenge. But I was willing to work with it and figure it out…

My criteria for buying a new sofa is based more on “function” then “form” this time…

  • must have a chaise – so it will be a sectional
  • the chaise has to be generous in size so our feet will not hang over when you seat down – that means better maker, higher price…
  • it has to be child friendly – that means microfiber not linen, which is what I would like (not happy about this, but I have no choice… parents out there understand)
  • the total length has to be taller than my husband’s 6’3″ Scandinavian frame, because he tends to take short “power naps” on the couch, or sometimes one of us ends up  there with a crying child in the middle of the night…

Here is where we left off in the living room after the last additions – the distressed leather chairs:

distressed leather chairs - town and country shuffle blog

And these are the options I considered:

 

Room and Board 2700 - over 30 kinds not one with a roll arm

No. 1 – This sofa is from one of my favorite furniture companies Room & Board for $2700… but it is a bit too modern for the country…

 

 

sofa with chaise sectional

No. 2 – Pottery Barn Pearce system. It looks small in these photos, but they are generous in size. The price is $2180 for this combination and they stock it in Microfiber…

sofa withe chaise

No. 3 – this is from Crate And Barrel and it comes in 23 colors…the price is $2293

sofa and chaise combination - town and country shuffle blog

No. 4 – is from Dwell Studio for $5900… beautiful but a bit pricey and I don’t like the 3 pillows across

 

sofa and chaise combo - town and country shuffle

No. 5 – this is from Wayfair for $2400. They do not have a store, so I could not go to see it in person like I did with the others. I order a lot on line, but a sofa is not something I would buy without testing it first…

 

sofa and chaise combo - town and country shuffle

No. 6 – this is from Restoration Hardware. The price varies from $24-4300 depending on the fabric. I love the rolled arm…and it comes in 10 colors

 

sofa and chaise combo - town and country shuffle blog

I had to include this one from Dwell Studio for $10,000 just for fun. Looks very chic but the price just makes me laugh… I’m sure it is well made, but 10,000 is my budget for the entire room… lol

Macys 1600

 Which one would you choose? After trying them all, I have a favorite… I will show you my choice next week so please sign up here if you would like to receive an update…

Also, next week I will bring you my interview with interior designer Christina Sullivan Roughan, which is full of good information, so stay tuned…

We are off to the country for 5 days… where a few small projects are in the works… This time I will photograph the new shutters and give you a sneak peek into the Master Bedroom progress…

Until then, thanks for visiting!

Have a lovely end of summer weekend!

xo

Emily

first photo via Pinterst

 

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One Response to A cozy reading spot… Shopping for a Sofa and Chaise combination…

  1. Elly says:

    Fantastic round up Emily! These all look like fab options, but think my picks would be Restoration Hardware or PB – totally agree re the rolled arms. Excited to see which one you go for!

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