Welcome home. I never thought that this move would be ‘the move’, the forever home, but one room complete and it feels so right, you know? After our offer was accepted (ok, actually way before then), we were pouring over the Rightmove images and had a plan for this room (which was a burgundy dining room) if nothing else. With a six week old baby we were gonna need at least one room that was liveable right off the bat…
The main player in space is the seating. It seemed like fate when the Sofology collaboration email dropped in my inbox – I think I replied kinda fast, you know, about 17 seconds after I opened it – I never possessed that cool girlfriend gene. My Pinterest obsession had reached new levels weeks before the move and new seating was top of my list. Funnily enough we popped into our local store with something else in mind entirely but when my eyes met this, the Barrington, there was just no other way. First off, I want you to know that we went into that store unannounced, that is to say that the staff would not have known a thing about the collab., and they were ah-mazing. They don’t work on commission and that was sooo apparent… and welcome. We talked sizes and leathers and colours (Forello Chestnut if you’re interested) and this design literally ticked all my boxes – slick design, tan leather, squish factor – Barrington had it all. And I would be remiss not to make a nod to the price too – the three seater is £1199 which, if you have ever searched for a mid-century leather sofa you will know, is pretty darn good… When the sofa and armchair were delivered I was all set for an afternoon of humphing furniture and hoovering polystyrene balls but the guys literally unboxed, screwed legs on, stuck those wee padded thingys on the feet, put them in the exact spots I asked for and took away the packaging – please can all deliveries come with this service from now on thank you? We have been living in harmony for a month now and he’s been puked on and taken dog clawings like a trooper and our relationship is rock solid and still so full of love, he’s a design sofa but a sofa for real life; I don’t like to exaggerate but these pieces really make the room, they’re the foundation.
So it seems a mid-century, colonial, boho mashup is my interiors jam right now with a touch of quirky animal themed pieces thrown in for good measure (yeah, I definitely did order that bird leg table I was talking about on stories even though 84% of you hated it – I’m ok with that). Monsoon stepped in to tick the bohemian box with this amazing sequin pouffe and fringed cushion which go perfectly with the other bits and pieces I repurposed from the flat. You might recognise the Ikea unit from our old bedroom – well, you can only imagine my delight when it fitted along this wall and the Superfront handles matched the sofa perfectly. And the same day I was set to pull the trigger on this rug, I rescued a vintage number from a dark and dingy bin bag life in the my mum’s loft – score.
And lastly we had better talk about that wall art – a fringed sunset hanging on my wall. I discovered Lauren through Instagram and basically stalked her until a new collection went live and then I hit refresh about 438 times until this circle tapestry launched and I pressed add to cart, followed by a frantic phone call to the bank to unblock my card following my suspicious activity (gah!), and I spent all my pennies on it and I have no regrets.
I live in this room every single day, me and all my boys, and I love it. It feels beautiful and comfortable and ‘me’ and it makes my heart happy and, provided I don’t open doors to any of the other half finished rooms, I just feel perfectly at home.
barrington 3 seater sofa – Sofology
sunset circle tapestry – Lauren Williams
sequin pouffe & fringe cushion – Monsoon
blue cushions & sanday throw – Bluebellgray
birdy side table – Urban Outfitters (ON SALE)
woven baskets – TK Maxx | plant & sheepskin rug – Ikea
rug & camel stool – vintage
barrington armchair – Sofology
mongolian cushion – West Elm | geo cushion – H&M
lamp, vase & lobster – TK Maxx
porcelain spoons & measuring cups – Anthropologie | scales – vintage
besta unit – Ikea | leather trunk handles – Superfront
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