I was cruising the internet one day when I came across a sectional sofa that I was instantly obsessed with. Silly me for not saving the photo, but it was a wider sofa, low (you couldn’t see the legs), had a very oversized, plush look to it. It was contemporary and inviting. It looked something like this:
It’s beautiful, I know. Actually, we used to have a sectional sofa with a chaise lounge when we first moved into the house. It was a cream colored weave with a left chaise. It was also a total piece of crap. I remember after a year or two, I had to call the furniture store to get new cushion inserts. Of course, the manufacturer sent me the wrong inserts. When we had this sofa, we also adopted the cat, and he did a number on it. I had sort of sworn off sectional sofas until I saw the one on the internet. So then I went sofa shopping.
At first, a chaise sectional was not an option for me. I didn’t like the idea of the chaise part always being there. Like I would be limited, forever. I wanted an L shaped sectional because after all, I could at least rotate that 90 degrees. I found two I liked, one with arms, the other slightly armless and modular. The problem I ran into was an L shaped sectional sofa does not fit into my living room. At least not the ones I am interested in. No matter what I did, or how I rearrange the room in Room Designer, the L shaped sofa overpowered the room. I attempted to go with the sofa version of the L shaped sectional, but in my heart, it was not what I wanted.
I decided to solicit Andy for his opinion. He liked the way the chaise lounge sectional fit into the living room the best. So, that’s what we went with. Afterall, I do not plan on moving, and the size of my house does limit my furniture size and placement. It really was the best of both worlds. So off to Bassett Furniture we went to purchase a sofa I found that matched the style I was looking for.
The build time on the sectional is slotted at 4 weeks. It would be nice to get it in time for Thanksgiving, but I am not holding my breath. Below is the pillow fabric (left two) and sofa fabric( right) that we went with. I’m pretty excited, especially with how much more plush the new sofa is compared to our current one, the Crate and Barrel Petrie sofa. It was free and has served us well, but it’s time to move on.