I can tell you: Finding the perfect sofa/chaise , which was essentially the style I was after in order to achieve my dream lay-out, to fit this space was not easy, but I am really happy with my end choice: This IKEA soderhamn modular range combination works perfectly.
And I love the deep seats and the relaxed feel it adds to the room. And that minty-blue color.....it works perfectly in this room (And if I ever grow sick of it, I can change the color by swapping covers on the sofa....bonus!!)
I can't tell you guys how pleased I was to see the back of the old sofa's...having been with us for almost 15 years, they really had seen better days.
...and of course , the observant of you all will have noticed that the old bookshelf is gone as well! Hello, mid century modern sideboard!!
And yes....that's a DIY....from scratch: Made from a piece of ply-wood....
Can you tell that I am chuffed with it?
It is my first attempt a cabinet-making, and I think I've done a great job....even if I do say so myself!
I love it...
....and yes, of course there will be a tutorial on how I made it, so stay tuned for that one, coming next week!
If you have been following along here for a while, you will recognize that gorgeous rattan chair from my garden post a couple of months back....I love it so much I decided to move it inside...it can easily be brought back outside if it is a particularly glorious day, and I feel like lounging in style ;)
Doesn't it look great in it's new space by the window?
I also love the way my vintage Formica coffee table from An Artful life ,now has pride of place in the middle of the room, as unfortunately my DIY MCM coffee table is now a bit too big for the space...
You win some, then you loose some...
C'est la vie!
So what do you think of my new look living room and my new sofa?
Do you think it was bold of me to go with that icy-blue color?
And what do you think of the new layout....and THAT DIY sideboard??
I hope you'll all tune in for the how-to next week.
Until then, happy weekend peeps!