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Love At First Sight…But It’s Not Meant To Be

If you follow my blog, you know that I have a very difficult time decorating my own home. I can walk into someone else’s home and have a complete design plan in mind for their home within 30 minutes. But mine…it’s a struggle, to say the least.

I’ve learned that I just can’t rush it, and I can’t force it. I simply have to wait–wait until I see something that makes my heart flutter. Then I know for certain that that one item belongs in my home.

Well, that happened this weekend. You see, I’ve been looking…waiting…searching…for a sofa that will fit in my condo, and that is the perfect shape and style. I had no idea exactly what I was waiting for, but I knew that I would find it. And I did…

This past Saturday, at one of my favorite little thrift stores, I found it. I saw it, and immediately I knew. It was perfect! Well, actually it was far from perfect. The arms were a bit wobbly, and the upholstery was shot, but that wasn’t enough to dissuade me. The price? $200.00. That seemed a bit high for a piece of furniture that would need to be stripped down to the frame and completely reupholstered, but still I pressed on.

So what did this sofa look like? Well, in my excitement, I forgot to take a picture. But it looks very similar to (but a touch more contemporary than) this Versailles sofa from Cameron Collection.

Versailles sofa from Cameron Collection, curved back sofa with diamond tufting and pleated skirt

[photo from www.georgecameronnash.com]

Isn’t that gorgeous? I could just envision it perfectly upholstered in some fabulous dark grayish blue velvet. Yummy!

However, this story did not end happily. You see, my condo is tiny. I know you’ve heard me say it before, but I mean it’s TINY. The sofa was simply too large. I suppose I could move out all of my other furniture and just have a sofa. It could be like an art gallery, with the sofa proudly taking its position in the middle of the room as something to be admired–a gorgeous work of art. Well, while that approach may be just fine with me, I think Matt might have a different opinion.

My search continues…

Happy decorating!



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