I know there are other sofa knock off companies (I think Custom Sofa Design might still be operating?), but it's important to understand the risks. Sure Crate and Barrel and Restoration Hardware are pricey, but they are a for sure thing and the time line and the quality is guaranteed. I bought my Lee Industries sofa as a floor sample at C&B for less than a Custom Sofa Design piece costs. Also, I think Room and Board is a good value. And I actually really like IKEA's Ektorp series! Holds up as well as the Rowe for Pottery Barn pieces. ***
Hi friends!! Long time, no talk! We are all moved in to our new apartment, but we still don't have internet. But, to be honest, it's been sort of nice to get a little break from the www. :)
The move went really well and I think we're going to be very happy here. Most of the furniture I brought is fitting in the space as planned and I'm really excited to share my apartment decorating adventures with you all!
We moved into a loft space downtown, so we have a nice amount of living area. There is enough room for two full size sofas! I had my green LEE Industries sofa reupholstered (more on that later) and I contacted Don from Custom Sofa Design (which I blogged about HERE) for options on the second sofa. Don recently launched a great new website called DesignerSofasDirect.com and it's awesome.
I'm going with the Kenmore sofa that I've loved for months now. Don has been a dream to work with. I asked him to send me linen options in the gray family and in two shakes there were several beautiful swatches in my mailbox.
I'll keep you updated on the sofa progress but in the meantime, I thought you would enjoy seeing photos of two sofas my internet friend and fellow decorator Kristen Dowd ordered from Don. Kristen is really talented. Remember her gorgeous entry?
Here's her email to me: