I have placed an order for a couple pieces of furniture for the family room at the house in Hooterville.
I’ve posted before about the white matelasse slip covered sofa and loveseat in my current living room so it’s no secret how much I love EVERYTHING about slipcovers. When I set out on my furniture shopping expedition, I was adamant that I wanted another slip covered sofa for the family room.
I found this sofa at a locally owned furniture store. It’s a classic style, pretty much identical to the Pottery Barn sofa that is so popular right now but this sofa was almost half as expensive as PB’s price. I also like the fact that it’s a bit firmer than the PB sofas. As much as I hate to admit it, I find the older I get, the harder it is to get up off of squishy, very soft furniture.
The showroom sofa shown here was covered in a pale yellow twill fabric but there was a vast array of other fabrics and colors to chose from, far more than PB offers. I ordered a natural color cotton twill slipcover, which will give me lots of decorating flexibility. However, I’m thinking I might order another slipcover at a later date, in a different fabric/color, possibly in green.
I also decided to get the chair and ottoman in the same natural twill fabric.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have no furniture in my current house that will work in the family room at the house in Hooterville. The white matelasse sofa and loveseat I have will go in the “formal” living room. The (rattan) furniture in my current family room will be used in the sunroom at the house in Hooterville. That means starting from scratch in the house in Hooterville family room so, in addition to the sofa, chair and ottoman I ordered, I am looking for a comfortable recliner for my hubby, a coffee table, end tables, and a media console to hold the TV and components.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.