Our new home is superior and I like it, nevertheless it got here with its fair proportion of design conundrums — the largest one being that though its a 3 bed room, all the rooms are very small. We determined to show the additional bed room right into a household room / TV room in order that the TV didn’t turn out to be the focus of our (tremendous tiny) front room. I additionally maintain my clothes overflow on this room as a result of the home (and particularly the master suite) doesn’t have a ton of closet house.
Up till now, we’ve been watching our favourite T.V. packages from a leftover twin mattress, masked with a number of pillows, attempting (unsuccessfully) to go it off as a daybed. Jason is 6’3″ and I’m 5’9″ tall. Evidently, this was neither cute nor cozy — in any respect. And, after I walked into this room I felt quietly bummed out.
I wished to carry out till we discovered the right factor: sufficiently big for the entire household to unfold out on, however sufficiently small to (not solely match by means of the doorways in our home) however to look good on this small room. Since we have now a three-year previous and a cat, it additionally wanted to be sensible. As a lot as I like white linen and mid-century sofas, that simply wasn’t gonna minimize it. Performance is essential. Whereas visiting the Excessive Level Furnishings Mart a number of months again, I had an opportunity to go to the Jonathan Louis showroom and check drive (test-sit?) about 50 completely different sofas to seek out my favourite. Jonathan Louis is a family-owned enterprise from proper right here in Los Angeles that designs, makes and sells their top quality (and inexpensive!) upholstered yummies at locations like Macy’s, Residing Areas and ZGallerie (click on right here to discover a retailer close to you). I additionally bought to fulfill the proprietor, Javier, who has twin boys Ida’s age (OMG!) — so he completely will get what it’s prefer to be in search of one thing sensible but additionally fashionable.
There have been a ton of selections, actually, after which on prime of all the fashion selections, we have been additionally in a position to customise the sectional to suit our precise wants/needs for the room. I took a bunch of notes and images on the showroom (and really, they have been all tremendous snug.) Then as soon as I bought again residence, Jason, Ida and I seemed over all of the images and notes, cross referenced with the Jonathan Louis web site, and selected this:
What!?! So good proper?? We selected the Leo Sectional and customised it by placing the chaise on the left facet. As for material/coloration alternative we went with Bennett Peacock, however there have been tons of materials and colours to select from. What I like in regards to the couch, (in addition to that Jason and I can comfortably sit back /snuggle on it collectively) is that it’s bought these attractive mid-century traces happening…(see the peg legs?)
Additionally, the material coloration is that good teal and brings that bluhemian vibe that I like. It’s surprisingly tough to discover a small but spacious sectional that’s fashionable, inexpensive and never a complete yawn fest — however I feel we discovered one!
As soon as the couch was in right here, I used to be reinvigorated and impressed to fashion up the entire room in true jungalow trend. First I added bunch of pillows from my new assortment with Loloi (popping out subsequent month) and a few African and African-inspired equipment (keep in mind this put up I did on Afribo?) The desk is a classic, Moroccan carved wooden desk with a brass tray in it. The curtains are indigo panels from Mali (discovered on the Santa Monica Flea market), the hampers on the wall have been a present that Dabito introduced again for me from his journey to South Africa, after which there’s my Juju hat (that huge, spherical, feathered blue yumyum). Then (in fact) I garnished with a ton of vegetation. It’s superb how one piece of furnishings could make a complete room come collectively nearly instantaneously.
Listed below are some extra fairly pictures, ya know, for Pinterest and stuff 😉
(On this shot you’ll be able to see the previous air-co wall-unit from the ‘earlier than’ peeking into image — we plan to have HVAC put in subsequent yr however to maintain issues fairly, we moved issues round and put the sectional on the again wall)
Okay so go get new sectionals now. Hook up your jungalow. Get cozy together with your boo. Let your 3-year previous daughter eat buttery popcorn on it (okay perhaps not) however severely, for a comparatively small funding, it’s SO price it. These post-work chill-out hours are so necessary, and now after I stroll into this room I really feel instantly glad and extra relaxed, it’s fairly astonishing.
*This put up was created in partnership with Jonathan Louis, all opinions are my very own.
*Images by. J. Blakeney