Sofa city, sweetheart!


Finally, deliver day has dawned! And for real this time…last Wednesday was supposed to be delivery day but that ended up being a false alarm—just an adrenaline check to prepare me for the real thing.

For the last several months, as you know, we’ve been in standing mode only in our living room. A few weeks ago, when the TV was hooked up, we moved our two camp chairs from the back yard into the living room so we could at least sit down to eat dinner in front of the tube, in the construction zone. Nice, huh?


Gotta love the his-and-hers element here. Mine has my wonderfully warm Roll Tide fleece blanket in the seat, Ben’s is draped in no fewer than three jackets.



But it’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!! (Feel free to picture my happy dance at this moment.)


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More than a month ago we ordered the Tate Twin Sleeper, a loveseat with a fabulous silhouette, nailhead trim, and (a huge selling point for this one-bedroom house with very limited square-footage) a twin-sized fold out from Ballard Designs. Once I had fallen for this lovely piece, I ordered no fewer than ten fabric samples with Ballard’s free sample program. All my samples were shades of tan to brown. When they showed up, I was suddenly struck by my own beige-land leanings.


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So I finally ordered Tate in gray microsuede—a heavy-duty fabric that will hold up to dogs and dirt and a color that is neutral while not ho-hum and is a great match to my West Elm drapery panels that will soon be hanging in the living room!

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But I’m getting ahead of myself again…back to the big delivery!

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It’s already a big hit before we even get it inside the house!!

In true home design editor fashion, I, of course, had a few accessories waiting for Tate’s arrival. This gorgeous Greek key, hair-on-hide pillow is one we found recently on, a flash-sale site.



And a couple of these super-cute poufs from Target’s Threshold line that I found in-store and on major sale a couple of months ago.

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Put it all together…and voila!  We have an actual place to sit in our living room!! Whoot!

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P.S. Bonus points if you recognize the title of this post from the classic 80s film Sixteen Candles! The little brother says “sofa city, sweetheart” in a Bogey voice/accent to Molly Ringwald when she asks where she’s supposed to sleep as all four grandparents descend on their home and one set takes over her room.

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