Before we closed on the sale of our home in Tennessee, I started planning for the new spaces and decor in our new home. I sent our realtor over half a dozen times here in Charleston to measure different spaces, and double check so I could sketch things out, mostly in my head. In the living room, I very much wanted to have a pair of matching sofas, facing each other.
I found my sofas at Cort Furniture’s clearance warehouse in Lavergne, TN. They are Broyhill and I could not be happier. I got them both for $900, which was exactly what I sold our giant sectional for.
They also look very similar to the Paidge Sofa at West Elm I’d been lusting after…
But $400 each was much nicer than $1400. I did splurge a bit on the new legs I had made, but it completely and totally changed the look of the sofa. Check it!
Relatively speaking, this is a completely affordable, no brainer solution to update your sofa when you’re feeling over it. I ordered from Thirteen Colonies via Etsy and I could not recommend them enough! So many shape options, and stains too! I chose Cambridge in Pecan.
Because I had new sofas, I of course needed new pillows. So I ordered these covers from Martha & Ash, and 14×21 inserts from West Elm. I loved the sea urchin pattern and thought it was perfect for our new Charleston home, without being overly “nautical.”
When they came, I was crushed that they were just too small for the sofas. I tried and tried to make them work, but in the end I couldn’t take it. A couple of them have new homes in the kitchen though! (Kitchen tour coming soon). But in the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the living room!
In my search for the right size pillows, I came across red plaid Ralph Lauren 14×26 pillows with a 1″ flange at Home Goods and the scale was perfect. At $40 each, four of them seems a bit much to pay, but it’s a great price for a cover and an insert! The red plaid was festive for the holiday, but I’ve been looking for a new pattern for spring, something that is current, but not trendy, and classic. And I found this pretty pattern by Brunschwig & Fils called Les Touches.
I loved the abstract feeling and variation of the pattern, but of course, on inquiring what pricing would be for what I need, I was quoted over $100/cover. Which is not in my budget for toddler-stomped pillows. So I found this and it was… ehhhh. Ok. It’s spotted, but it’s just not the same.
I kept digging, and lo and behold, look here what I found on Spoonflower!
I’m leaning toward making these myself, even though hidden zippers are pretty much miserable for me. The variation in the pattern is great, and I think a great alternative to Les Touches… even though I would really love to splurge on them, I just can’t bring myself to do it.
In my search of course I found something else I love…
So I’ll think for a while on this. Any votes one way or the other? Any new patterns in your house you love?
Have a great Thursday!
*Click photos of pillow covers for links to their listings on Etsy!