i have always had an eye for decorating a home. whether i actually put my style to good use in my own home is another thing. my sense of style, and finding inspiration in places outside my home (i.e. anthropologie, boutiques, restaurants) has leaked to hung. before we started dating he only really cared that his home was clean, the kitchen was stocked with good tools and appliances, and the fridge had beer and the freezer had frozen pizza. oh how times have changed ;)
we went into lou lou in annapolis one weekend while visiting friends in DC (maybe it was alexandria? i forget which one), and hung fell in love with this antique, rounded settee (something like this, but more curved and just as gawdy). he wouldn't stop talking about it. though he really does enjoy the look of the small, upholstered, velvet sofa with wood around the edges (why he was down for getting this blue chair for our apartment), i realized the thing he liked most was the look of a tufted sofa. then i got him hooked on a chesterfield sofa, the most indulgent of all tufted looks...
put our desires together, and you have a blue velvet, chesterfield baby (i mean sofa). google images is a wonderful thing, and led me to Cococo Home (or, The Comfortable Couch Company). a blue velvet chesterfield that's a reasonable price, custom-made, AND made in the USA? i was instantly sold. now that i knew what i wanted, i just had to buy a house, and figure out how to style the REST of the room around it.
now that we have the house, and made the most expensive furniture purchase of our lives, we have to figure out how to make it work in our space! see some of our inspirations below:
gosh i can't WAIT for it to arrive!! i asked for a status update from he manufacturer, and the most they could tell me was "it looks to be on schedule"... talk about suspense!!