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When we moved to Seattle, we sold our living room furniture. Shortly after we got here, we started searching for a couch. We told ourselves that we’d buy something cheap, but we should have known better. We ended up at a really nice furniture store down by Pike Place, where we were drooling over a new leather couch. We’ve had 2 leather couches in the past, and we love them because they are so comfy and easy to clean! But we didn’t really want to spend a fortune on a new couch when we just spent so much on the move.
The sales woman told us about a lavender couch that they had in the outlet store, so with nothing to lose we headed over there. The couch was most definitely lavender. But also oh-so-comfy! And such nice leather. So we bought it. Yep, we bought a lavender couch. I talked myself into it by claiming that I could beat this home dec challenge!
I decided to sort of ignore the color of the couch and treat it like a neutral. I went to my stash and found some Sugar Pop, which was perfect with it’s subtle purple elements.
I started off planning to make very simple pillows with a flange, like this one (minus the awesome hexagons). So I headed to the basement around 11pm to “whip up” a few simple pillows. But I couldn’t leave good enough alone! So I added some ruffles, a bound edge, and a hidden zipper. Several hours later, I had 2 pretty pillows!
A few details about the room… The walls are a very light blue. We have a few cream accent pieces, so I didn’t want white or cream walls.
The coffee table is from the same store, below there’s a better picture of it. The two ends are upholstered in leather, and they flip up to store things. The center area is wooden. It’s the perfect ottoman/coffee table combo!
I just ordered some cute new Erin McMorris fabric from here to make one of these fun gum drop pillows. I’ll update with some pics when I have the pillow done! I’m trying to mix a few fabric lines so that the living room doesn’t look too matchy matchy. 🙂