Sofa, couch, whatever, we’re looking for the “perfect” one to replace ours that is about 10 years old. I’m about to embark on a big re-do in the den. Our house was built in the 1980’s so there’s a wood chair rail that will be removed. Also, all the door trim and baseboards will be painted as well. Our den is pretty big, about a 20x20 with a cathedral ceiling. I’d love to have beams added but that probably won’t happen. A couple of years ago we did replace the carpet with hardwood floors that I love. I have a seagrass rug with a neutral color border and have been implementing a lot of Pottery Barn-ish accessories and tweaking my bookcase. In addition to looking for a sofa, the room is going to be painted in a color very similar to the 1st photo below along with creamy white trim. I have an UGLY fireplace that will get painted as well. Further down you’ll see some photos of painted brick fireplaces. What I’d really like is to have a wood “surround” built like in this 1st picture….but we’ll have to see how much that would cost.
Here are some images I’m drawn to for the look I’m going for…
I love EVERYTHING about this room! (Via Milk and Honey Home) I wish I had room on either side of my fireplace to have some built in bookshelves added but I don’t.
The ceiling in this room is much like mine….and I like that sofa too!
I have a chair very much like this one that will be recovered in an old German grain sack….as a matter of fact it looks a lot like the one on this chair! I just have to decide if I want to leave the chair stained or paint and distress it….
I believe Melaine’s sofa is by Pottery Barn….but hubby doesn’t want a sectional
I’ve been recovering my books with brown Kraft paper like this for my bookcase
Love, love, love this room! I have floors this color and look at those beams on the ceiling, I’d love those too! Plus I love that painted brick fireplace….the wall color is very similar to the one I’ll be using so I think it would look good to paint the brick in the same color with contrasting trim. There are no windows in the den, just two openings on either side of the fireplace that go directly into the sun room so we get light from that source
This is the sofa I’m seriously considering…we saw it last weekend at Rooms To Go. It’s the Cindy Crawford line. Very comfy and I could upgrade it to a sleeper if need be. Price was VERY good compared to PB! It also has good on line reviews. (I would not be using the striped pillows)
This is the JC Penney's Linden Street “Friday” sofa…which I’d get it in the “natural” color instead of red. I actually had put this in my “cart” but the on line reviews aren’t too encouraging. Apparently the slipcovers don’t fit too well and I’m up in the air about buying something I haven’t seen in person.
This is a sectional sofa by J.C. Penney…very reasonable but again, a sectional which hubby doesn’t want.
Here’s the PB sofa….can you tell the difference in this one and the one by Rooms To Go? Me either!
Now for some painted brick fireplaces….I like the idea of painting it the same color as the wall and using a white painted mantel (mine is already painted white) or possibly stain it a dark walnut color
Here’s another painted brick I like…what do you think about painting fireplace brick?
I’d love your thoughts or suggestions on any sofas you have or could recommend.