Long ago, I had dreams of a beautiful leather sofa to star in our living room scene. Living in a relatively small town, seemingly devoid of clean lined, quality furniture without large rolled arms or overstuffed cushions put a serious damper on those dreams. For months, I’ve considered the Hamilton leather sofa from West Elm, scrolling through images and scheming a way to get it home from a store several hundred miles away.
It’s beautiful, with classic, clean lines and that gorgeous camel leather I adore. Here it is, with some of my favorite pieces in what I imagine my grown up living room looking like.
I’ve substituted the green rug for grassy colored curtains, added leaf art in wood frames, with a stump side table for a rustic touch. A pair of arm chairs would be fantastic, but I have yet to find a pair that wows me. Back on task-this weekend, I scrolled through Craigslist, casually browsing when I hit the mother lode. A straight armed, camel leather seven-foot long sofa. Right away I sent a text, asking if it was still available and when I could take a look. The following morning we loaded into the truck to make sure it fit the bill, paid the nice guy, and hauled the handsome and comfy couch home. After a little sofa switcheroo, the new addition looks riiiight at home in the living room.
I love the richness and warmth of the leather, but the coffee table will need a new top because it’s too similar and close to the sofa.
Look at those straight arms with piping detail.
Much like the Hamilton, this leather is unprotected and ages. The previous owners had dogs, leaving hair and scratches behind, but no punctures through, giving it a patina.
It’s so soft and enveloping, just sink in cozy. I’m happy that the cushions are removable, allowing easy cleaning (and Lego digging out), but also swapping the seat cushions for even wear. Want to know the best part? I only paid $225 for a real leather sofa in near perfect condition. I almost feel as though I stole it, but that was the listed price, so I’m assuming everyone involved is happy.
To prevent the back from fading in the sun, I’d like to find a cute blanket to drape between the cushions and back.
With the new addition, our previous couch is in the family room. This is a better fit both in looks and length than the tired old micro suede couch before. At 6 inches shorter, it leaves more walking room, while the taller back helps divide the kitchen and family room.
Sometimes (always) it’s fun to see how pieces look in a different room, to bring new life in without getting new everything.
Finally, I had enough patience (and a whole lot of luck) to get exactly what I wanted, without giving up an arm, leg, or my first born to get it. Any great deals or steals you’ve gotten recently?