I've been waiting to move to a new house, a bigger house, in order to really start purchasing bigger items that we'll have for a while. And to be honest, I certainly have certain items on my wish list (a new sofa, new chairs, a coffee table) but I want to wait to see where our next home is going to be and what it's going to look like and how we're going to live in it to really start thinking about a plan.
So while I really want a new sofa, I'm waiting very patiently to see where that next house is going to be and what our floor plan is going to look like. Sheila is also going to need a bed, so we'll have to get that going as soon as we move as well (because the new baby will use her crib eventually). And I'll also be shopping consignment stores, yard sales, and hopefully check out an auction or two to find some good bargains on old, well-made furniture. And, oh yeah, we're going to have a new baby ;)
I figured it was a good idea to start brainstorming shapes and styles that I like, so here are a few things that I have been admiring...and I couldn't leave out a few fabrics that I've saved as "favorites" to maybe use at some point.
Carlisle sofa has always been a favorite of mine from Pottery Barn. It's got a nice English roll arm and I like this style with the tight back, but it can also be slip-covered which I'm going to consider too.
I really like the shape of this chair from West Elm.
You can't beat the value of this IKEA Ektorp sofa with chaise. Ever since we cleared out the basement, we've been spending more time down there playing and on the computer. We always talk about how nice it would be to have a sofa or chairs down there for the adults to relax in while Sheila plays.
This cute side table is a great value from Target and a piece that can be moved all over the house when needed. I know I've seen it in the stores but quantities must be limited as I can't find it online any more.
And a storage ottoman...must have some sort of storage ottoman to store toys and books. Great for entertaining and holidays and great when you need to throw all the toys and books in at the end of the day. (leather ottoman is from Ballard and the striped ottoman is from Safavieh)
And those dreamy fabrics...those are all Robert Allen. The trim is Kravet.
I still get myself a coffee treat, but the big items will have to wait a while.
We're going to look at a house tomorrow - fingers crossed!!