Just over a month ago I made a list of 26 things I want to accomplish over the next year. One of the big ticket items was to buy my first real piece of furniture. By real piece I mean something that hasn’t been handed down from family or discovered on Craigslist (although I do love my Craigslist finds!)
What I specifically had in mind was a couch. For the past three years we’ve made due with a hand-me-down loveseat from my parents (sneak a peek here). It’s comfortable, and a slipcover disguised the french country upholstery, but I’m ready for something more my style.
I knew I wanted a classic shape -something that would easily transition with my inevitably changing taste- and something durable to stand up to our golden retriever. Comfort was also a huge factor (okay, the only factor) to my boyfriend who wanted to make sure it passed the nap test.
We finally decided on the Pottery Barn upholstered Carlisle sofa in Metal Grey. Truth be told, I agonized about the fabric for over a month. I’m talking swatches up on the wall and impromptu polling of everyone that visited our apartment on what their favorite swatch was.
Grey is definitely outside of my normal color palette, and I’m honestly still a little terrified that I’ll hate it when it arrives. For now, I’m taking inspiration from the photo above which reminds me how amazing my hot pink caned barrel chairs will pair with grey.
Anyway, It’s arriving October 15 and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome that english roll armed beauty into our home! Crossing #1 off of my list!
What was your first real furniture purchase?