Lock & Key

Great dining solution
December 11, 2008, 8:55 pm
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I need to somehow recreate this.


Those benches are such a great idea for a small space.

Found at coco+kelley


Looking for a new sofa—finally!
December 11, 2008, 8:40 pm
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Today I found out that my offer on a condo was accepted,  so of course I’m looking ahead and thinking of all the things I need to buy over the next several months. (I won’t have much disposable income, so these expenditures have to be quite spread out.) One of my first purchases will probably be a new sofa, as the one I am currently sitting on is quite old, and…not the best color.


Lovely, no? And that picture is a testament to just how old it is. I was two in that picture!

So I’m looking for something different that can probably be slept on, because the condo only has one bedroom. Below are some that I’ve found at semi-reasonable prices.


This one folds down into a full-sized mattress. All of the reviews say it is quite firm, though, so it probably needs a feather or foam mattress on top for sleeping. Flex Sofa, CB2, $999 (also available in grey)


This one is definitely a cheaper option, but I’d have to see it in person to judge. I’m not a huge fan of slipcovers, though they have a version without one. This sofa also has a storage bin you can get for underneath, which is perfect for storing bedding and such. There are also other mattress and cover options. Beddinge Sofa, IKEA, $249-$379 (and $40 for storage box)


Ah, if only I could! Sleeper? Check. Microfiber? Check. Armrests? Check. This one has it all, but at too steep a price for me. It is nice to look at, though. Troy Queen Sleeper, Crate & Barrel, $1,399.

At least I have a while to think about it.

Nice things from Pottery Barn
December 4, 2008, 9:42 pm
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I’ll admit that I actually didn’t know of Pottery Barn until the Friends episode “The One With The Apothecary Table” aired in 2000. Of course, I was 14 at the time and didn’t have a need to buy furniture and home décor, so I think I that’s a somewhat valid excuse. But ever since then, I’ve been a huge fan, and this year is no exception. Below are some current products from the store I love (and most likely can’t afford):


Bedford Photo Bookend, $19


Emery Clock, $29.99 (on sale!)


Faux-Fur Throw, $99 (on sale!)


Sullivan Rectangular Ottoman, $849


Chase Bedside Table, $399