We ordered a new couch for the living room. And we can’t wait to get it and replace our soon-to-be-repossesed loaner couch from John’s sister. The only bad thing about the new living room couch is that it proves that we overpaid for our couch in the den. We got the den couch from Pottery Barn a few months ago in a time crunch. It’s the most affordable and timeless model they offer (the PB Basic) and we even got it in the least expensive fabric option (gorgeous and dog-durable twill in a light tan color). We heard from our friend who works at the decorating magazine that Pottery Barn couches generally hold up a lot better over time than Crate & Barrel couches, so we felt really good going with that model.
It came to about 1600 clams with delivery and all the other extras that aren’t included in the $1299 price tag, but we felt good knowing that it would last us a decade or two. Then John’s sister told us about a local store called Sofa Design, maybe as a hint to get her loaner sofa back. There we learned they sell Rowe sofas, the exact models that Pottery Barn offers, for less. So for a mere $1200 we snagged a gorgeous white sofa with square arms for a sleeker look to differentiate it from our den couch. And that price included delivery, two throw pillows in a custom fabric of our choice, and a stain resistant treatment to keep our couch lookin’ as good as new. Here’s the new living room couch, which we got in a white linen looking twill (again, for the dog-durability).
The new couch should arrive around Christmas, at which point we’ll have two couches with easy-to-care-for slipcovers that should last us a looong looong time. And it’s nice to know that we saved $400 this time around, too.