Truth be told, last week could be summed up in these words: work and snow. Is there a state out there that hasn't been insanely blanketed with the stuff? Hawaii? Anyway, we took a much-needed break from working on the house. Mr. FC took advantage of the fluffy flakes and took off for Breckenridge for a day of epic snowboarding. I don't do well in snow so I happily snuggled in at home with Cabernet, a book, and the dog. It was also epic.
But before the week was over, we left Room & Board with our wallets a bit lighter due to this purchase:
Not in white of course (I wish). The Hairy Bastard won't allow it. He gets a white sofa dirty just by breathing on it. He also seems to think any cushy furniture we bring home was meant for him to sleep on.
"I'm sort of hairy."
So we chose this more practical smokey-taupe color. This swatch does not do it justice!
You can't quite see it but there's a subtle sheen to the fibers and they're not quite as "nubby" in real life.
We'd exhausted every furniture store in the Denver area looking for a new sofa but kept drifting back to Room & Board. They really had the best quality/options for the price (the sales people were very helpful). I originally loved this one but the dimensions weren't right for the look we're envisioning. Enter the André which met our requirements:
1. tight back/supportive? check. (My back will be so grateful.)
2. firm yet comfortable? check.
3. low profile arms/style? check.
4. loooong? check. (Both of us can lay lengthwise on it at the same time. Whoa.)
It's 101 inches long to be exact. On paper, it looks a bit of a monster but the streamlined style hardly makes it look that enormous in real life. Let's hope we'll feel the same way when it's delivered in May. Of course, the fabric I gravitated towards turned out to be the most expensive grade they offer. Yikes. Sorry, Mr. FC.
He kept muttering "A happy wife is a happy life....." as I flipped thru fabric samples and I was all "Did you say something?" and he was all "No."
It was, like, the best week ever.