But more important, love is in a seat, that will soon be in my living room.
Ever since we moved into Kingston Road, we have been wanting another piece of furniture for the living room. First, because the green recliner we have is not only the entirely wrong shade of green, it is also the wrong style for the room with it's slightly rolled arms, and the fabric has taken a beating over the last several years living with the cats. It's a great recliner, and has served me well since my Mom and I scoured dozens of furniture stores from Boston to Albany trying to find a deal many years ago. But, I'm ready to retire it to another room.
Secondly, since the recliner has been positioned dead center across from the tv, unlike in our last house, where it was in a corner with an awkward side view, Greg loves to sit in the recliner. So, I sit on the couch. And we never sit together anymore.
After some deliberation, we decided that if we could find a reclining love seat that didn't actually look like a spawn of the stay puft marshmallow man, that might a good way to go. (I mean seriously, you've all seen the square lines of our sofa, right? Do you think anything close to that monstrosity would be allowed anywhere near my living room?) We could sit together, with a good view of the TV, and still put our feet up.
Let me just say, this has not been an easy task. We've been investigating on and off for over year now, and this weekend, we finally bit the bullet and purchased a lazy boy love seat we actually spotted for the first time this fall.
We were actually on our way to another furniture store to look at one last model we'd found online. I pulled up a photo of it on my phone, and then looked up the lazy boy (sofa version above.) I realized that they were almost identical. And then I realized, that unless I wanted to spend a small fortune, this was the best I was going to get. The back is a little puffier than I would have hoped, but the arms are nice a square, at least when you look at it straight on. The decision was made.
The color we selected is the same as seen in the showroom, just a different texture. The standard fabric has a woven texture to it. I was concerned out the boys nails snagging it and causing damage. Instead, we found this super soft velvety fabric with a great sheen. It was on another piece in the store in a different color, and looks so amazing. Yes, it might attract hair, but there is no texture to catch those little nails. As far as the color, I decided that a darker shade of gray would be a nice compliment to the light gray sofa. There will of course be lots of colorful pillow. It comes with two pillows that we're getting in the same dark gray. I can never find accent fabrics in stores that actually fit my colors. My plan is to put the two dark pillow on the light gray sofa to help tie them together.
We will not be getting the version with the cup holders though. But, I think Greg won't miss them while he's busy fully reclining in front of the TV in another 6 - 8 weeks!
We haven't been up to too much else since we took down all the holiday decor. I've been fighting a cold since the year began. But, with finally ticking the love seat off of our list, we're finding some energy to get moving again. We'll be painting the office and the hallway this weekend. Then, we'll only have one more room of yellow paint to banish from the house. I can't wait!