While I was having the most adrenaline fueled day of my life, Tyson was running home after dropping me at the airport so that he could greet the latest addition to our family:
Yes… we picked the Pearce Sectional by Pottery Barn and scored a smoking hot deal on this bad boy.
And because it would be two weeks before my tush could test run our newest lounge spot, Tyson sent me photos of the sectional in it’s new home.
Have I mentioned how much I love that my man gets just as excited about this kind of stuff as I do? It was so fun to get photos of his perspective on the new piece.
But before I introduce you to the new sectional, let me back up and give you a little “before”. Our red sofa has served us faithfully for 16 years and was ready for a new location. After all that time, I still think the color is awesome, but not in this space.
The bookcase my crew gave me for Mother’s Day a few years ago and we weren’t sure if we would leave it on the blue wall or switch it over to the dark brown.
Luckily, we knew about the delivery ahead of time and cleared out the room the night before. It’s nice having a son old enough to help move the heavy stuff.
So want to see what I was seeing 1200 miles away? Some of these are iPhone photos that Tyson texted to me so please forgive the quality.
It’s huge! This made me a little nervous. I was shooting messages back asking “Do you like it? Did we make a mistake?”
Our red sofa we had floating off the wall which I loved. However, because of the scale of the sectional, Tyson pushed it back to the wall.
He also brought in an end table and lamp from another area of the house and the room started to take a little more shape.
And of course the boys took a look at the new sectional and decided it was missing something. Dog schmootz. They remedied that within the first two minutes of the piece’s arrival.
Anticipating their antics, we chose Pottery Barn’s washable suede and this cleaned up easily. The boys are now trying to convince me that it needs dog hair on it too. I think not.
The sectional is incredibly comfy and much deeper than our last one. It’s pretty much the perfect spot for TV watching.
Tyson also opted to leave the bookcase on the blue wall and we are living with it that way for now. I’m not sure if it will remain this way, but it’s nice to have someone else define the space and then we can tweak things as we go.
We have a lot of beige going on and between the family-room and the kitchen, I’m really having to remind myself that we’re in transition with the fun, colorful part just around the corner.
The ottoman is getting returned to a friend and we are looking forward to having a new coffee table down the road. Not sure what it will be, but it will definitely have a different texture to mix things up.
The arm chair will need an update too. It’s currently slip-covered and the fabric is too matchy-matchy with the sectional for my taste. We’re considering reupholstering, giving it a new slip-cover or replacing it all together. But for now it stays as-is in the land of beige.
Our red sofa has been relocated to another spot in the house, but since this is getting so long, you’ll have to wait for Part 2. Let’s just say we’re still in negotiations on what is going on with that.
Have you recently purchased any large furniture items? Do you have any tricks or rules of thumb for determining furniture placement? Ever been far from home while big changes are a foot? It’s equal parts terrifying and freeing. I highly recommend it.