Friday, January 21, 2011

Two family rooms....two couches!

So you all remember this post.
The one where the hubs and I moved our GIANT sectional couch upstairs?
We were seriously loving our new family room and I was ok with the fact that we may never actually have a couch for both the upstairs and the downstairs.
Well thanks to my dad Santa we were able to go on a little shopping spree to one of my favorite furniture stores.  We are now the proud owners of a new couch and man chair.
I love it.
Our other couch wasn't exactly what I had pictured for that room when I bought the house.
It made a much better man cave couch.
Especially since it was already well loved, I don't care what happens to it down there.
For upstairs I wanted something with a bit more style.
Something that made a slightly better impression as you walk in the front door.
Something that wasn't covered in 5 plus years of misc spills and mishaps.
I think this one fits the bill perfectly.
Plus it's super comfy...Jamie, Kasey and I may or may not have already taken a nap on it.
(pardon my dog......and his arse....didn't notice THAT when I took the picture)
And the man chair.  Well, that was a bit more of a concession.
When it comes to furniture I have taste and my husband does not we don't always see eye to eye.
See those fun printed pillows on the couch?  Well there was a fabulous chair in that same print.
The hubs said hell no how about we look for something else?
Sigh.  Fine.  I'm never going to get my fun print, polka dot chair.....
At least I was able to steer him far.....far.....far away from the barca loungers he was eyeing.
We ended up with this beautiful leather recliner with contrast stiching. (and no cupholders)
I think it was a pretty good compromise.
And we left the furniture store still married....so all in all it was a good trip to the Mart!


23 comments:

SG to SP said...

I love it! We're going to need a new living room couch when we move and I want a big L shaped couch like that too. Very nice!

d.a.r. said...

Gah, I freaking love Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Love the new sectional!!

I'm Jess said...

Love, love, love it!!! You've got great style! I can't wait until we finish our basement so I can shop for a new couch!

Kristen said...

Love it! Great choices!

Kelsey712 said...

I really like your new furniture! My hubby and I have differing opinions on furniture too so it definitely has moments where it feels like we'll either divorce or fist fight in the middle of the store. NOT SO FUN! Oh well, it always works out...

Again, congrats on your new couch and chair! They look great :)

Annie said...

the room came together great!! i love the pillows! the couch looks super comfy and the man chair looks great in the room too!!

dave and jenn said...

I actually really like the man chair! Nice choice and compromise!

Molly said...

Ooooh, very nice! I could plop down and take a nice nap on that baby ;)

ae said...

Love the new furniture...especially that couch!

Melissa said...

Everything looks great!

Jen said...

LOVE IT! I want a couch like that for our living room too, and the throw pillows are perfect. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to side with the hubs on the chair; I really like the leather recliner you compromised on! It keeps the space from looking too matchy-matchy, but it's still really stylish and nice. Good selections. :)

Kristen said...

looks very nice! Congrats on the new furniture!

Married...with a Pup said...

Looks fabulous AND comfy! I love the throw pillows!

Bethany said...

Oh wow, it looks great! I always enjoy seeing how people arrange their houses...for some reason living room in particular!

Gwen said...

I love the new pieces!!! Although I loved the other sectional too. It was super comfy!!! And I'm still really jealous of your fireplace. :) XOXO

Jordan said...

Love the new furniture! I think it's hilarious all the hubbies would just as soon buy "cupholder furniture" than anything trendy and attractive... oh men!

Ann said...

Love it - it is beautiful!!!

Ashley said...

Looove the couch!! Love love! And that was a good compromise on the man chair. I would've wanted the cute print chair too, but that is a beautiful leather recliner! My husband has a giant lay-z-boy and it is hideous. I fear it will never leave. BUT, it is the most comfortable chair you've ever sat in, so there's that :)

Stephanie said...

I love the new couch and chair!! Lovely! Question - where'd your coffee table(s) come from? We are looking for a new one and its been the biggest search!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think they both look great!!

dave and jenn said...

Ha ha - I noticed that we were sharing a due date after I went back and re-read some of your weekly posts. :) I have been wanting to write to you for a while and ask all about it!

Mrs. M317 said...

I'm jealous of your new living room!! Love that recliner, wish I had room (oh yeah and money, lol)

P.S. I gave you the stylish blogger award over on my blog!
http://emmplainorpeanut.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I love the couch and especially the pillows! Great purchases! My husband would die for that leather chair!