The Sofa Story!

Saturday, April 2, 2016


If you remember a few posts back I said there was a sofa story!

Of course there is! 

Its me!

First let me tell you a little about me!

When I decorate, I decorate fast!

Which in some cases can be good, but in some cases it can be bad…very bad! 

I make fast decisions and I know what I want. 

That makes for fast shopping trips and I'm in and out of stores. 

Move it people! I've got things to do and people to see! Lol Well not really, but in this case it was fast and I made a bad decision.  

There hasn't been a lot of them but this one was bad…


One afternoon we went just "looking" at sofas at Ethan Allen. Yeah right! Who are we trying to fool…just looking!

 It. Has. Never. Happened! 

I knew exactly the sofa that I wanted to look at, the Chadwick. And it is a stunner! A completely tufted back (no loose back cushions to get scrunched down!) Rolled arms, and nail head trim.

 I was in love at first sight!

I picked out a beautiful gray linen that looked like it was nice and durable. Okay so far so good. No bad decisions here!

We sat on it. Key word "sat on it." We did not lay down on it. 

Big no no!

We waited the 8 weeks for it to come, and it actually arrived 2 weeks early! 

Happy dance!

They brought the beauty in, okay the color and fabric looked beautiful with the rest of my room. 

I sat down on it. Good. It sat well. We're all good there…

Then that night I was all set to snuggle in for a night of Netflix binge watching and what happened next? 

 Total discomfort!

 It was hard, too narrow (okay no fat jokes!) and well basically, 

THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE SOFA I'VE EVER LAID ON!!

HOLY CRAP!!!

Now mind you this sofa is from Ethan Allen, so it was not cheap! 

And it wasn't just me that thought this. My husband took his turn at laying down. He had to lay his right arm down on the floor. 

This was not a snugly kind of sofa.  And I'm a snuggle in, lay down to watch TV kind of person.

 I don't blame the sofa or Ethan Allen. Its just the kind of sofa that it is! It's for a formal living room where you might entertain with wine and hors d'oeuvres.

But we thought we would give it a good college try!

We lived with it for a while and after a couple of phone calls to our Ethan Allen store and dealing with a wonderful and helpful manager. We worked out a deal to return it and pick out something new, and comfortable.

So back to the store we went!



We ended up picking out this sofa. Its the Hyde sofa. And one of the things that I thought I didn't want in the beginning was loose back cushions. But I've come to realize that having loose back cushions buys you at least 2-3 inches when you remove them and makes for a very roomy sofa.

And I will say that this time we sat on it, laid on it (for about an hour) we were starting to get some looks and did everything except binge watch a Netflix series on it!

It will arrive in the next couple of weeks and I can't wait for that day!

 For now I've rearranged the living room to accommodate no sofa and I have to say it looks good. Very open. 

Hmm maybe we don't even need a sofa!


Nah, like I said before I'm a snuggle in, lay down kind of a girl!

And there you have it…The sofa story!

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