Sunday, 19 January 2014


We were recently given these beautiful big sofas from my Mum and Dad. My first thoughts were 'they aren't my style' and I ummed and ahhed about whether I'd take them, I just wasn't sure how I was going to make them work in our house! They are such good quality and soooo comfy I would have been mad to say no to them, so I welcomed the comfort with an open mind. As a result I have had to go quite traditional with my styling which is not really the way I was heading (I was trying to pair back a bit and go a little more funky and colourful but not to be). My styling is eclectic luckily and they are a natural fit in this old house, the room seems to blend in well with the rest of the house so I am happy with the overall look. We had new carpet laid in here not so long ago and the room is sunken so it is a very inviting and comfy area for the whole family (including my little photo bomber our dog 'Franklin'). I do need to recover the ottoman, I realise the colour is not working so I am on the look out for some fabric, I have a few favourites below but not really sure yet. You might like to help be by telling me which one you like from the fabric swatches below from left to right 1-4?

Fabrics 1. 2. 3. 4.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I'm pumped for the week ahead!

Carla x


  1. Lovely to see my beautiful lounges being so loved and used,I think the room looks very inviting and it has a great feel.

  2. Looks great Carla! I like number 2!

  3. Your sofas look super, super cozy - don't know if you could drag me out of those! It's always hard to judge fabrics online but I'm thinking #2 also!

    1. It is hard, I'll have to order some samples now. My next project looks like I'll be making a slip cover... See how I go? I'd like to box pleats the sides but I may be getting a little adventurous! Thanks Kris x


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