Why Not?

I've wanted a new sofa in our family room every since we moved into our new house two years ago.

Our sofa was chocolate brown velvet and though I still like it, I'm working on lightening things up a bit. I love the look, but I'm not interested in going strictly neutral. For our home I prefer a mix with warm  contrasts. For me it's less trendy.

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Sometimes it's hard to justify the expense of a new piece when there's really nothing wrong with what you already have.  However, strategic updates keep things fresh and from getting to that place where you stand and think...I just need to start all over...

My chocolate sofa...

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Sooooo, that being said, I have a wonderful husband who really delights in pleasing me. One day in late August, I found this on my desk...

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I had no idea what "Why Not" meant or what was in the envelope...

What a surprise...It was the cash to pay for my new sofa from Cobblestone and Vine.

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I was thrilled to say the least, and got on the phone immediately to Anderson to have him mark it SOLD. The craziest part of the story...I just had it delivered this week. Can you believe that?

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Other changes I've made have included moving some tables around from other parts of the house and recovering a chair and ottoman in a natural linen to replace the dark paisley chair and ottoman...I also changed out this lamp.

Before....

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After...

I also added the thick cushions to the wondow seats on either side of the fireplace.

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When I blog about being busy, I'm telling the truth. I just haven't had the time to deal with what to do with the other sofa, the delivery etc. Now that it's here...I'm so excited. Pillows are next...and I'm thinking of adding more color to the mantel arrangement for Spring. I'm not going to wait as long to finish up the details as I did to get the sofa delivered.

What do you think of the changes?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

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