In anticipation of moving into our new house in 2018, I’ve finally got to do some of the fun stuff involved in house buying. We are in the market for some new furniture including for the living room and the kids rooms. I had no idea that searching for a luxury contemporary corner sofa would be so involved.
This is our current sofa – the Togo from Ligne Roset which is as comfy as it looks. The only downside I find is that you sink into it like a giant beanbag. I find it hard to sit up when I’m curled up inside in soft soft suede cushioning. Yes, I know… first world problems. An attractive sofa can actually be too comfortable!
The Togo has been a classic from Ligne Roset for the last 40 years. It’s perfect for relaxing in front of the television so in our new house we are thinking of moving it into the media room. Even our dog thinks the Togo is a perfect place to curl up.
So the search begins for a new sofa for the living room. I’ve narrowed down my choices to the following:
I love the Dakota sofa from Graham and Green because it is big and comfy. I really want an American style sofa like the ones we have in our Vineyard home. With deep seats, they are perfect for snuggling into its corner with a book and yet you can sit up (essential for reaching snacks and drinks).With the chaise longue extension you can also put your feet up.
I am, however, worried that it may be too big. Although we will have an open plan kitchen living room, this is a big piece of furniture visually. Having learned from our Ligne Roset Togo that a sofa can be too comfy in certain circumstances, I have had a good look around to find a comfy sofa that is attractive.
My second choice is this sofa that I saw at a friend’s house. It’s the Cinephile from Roche Bobois, a French designer furniture company.
Low slung, the Cinephile sofa has a casual chic vibe that I associate with thin, French women who subsist merely by inhaling the smell of good cheese, freshly baked baguettes and the occasional cigarette.
Obviously it looks good in the above styled photo from Roche Bobois. It’s new from their 2017 line so there aren’t many photos even on Pinterest of it. I know for a fact though that it can also look good in a home with dogs and kids.
Here’s the real life version of the Cinephile corner sofa in a small London home. I love the gleam of those couch legs which reminds me of Victorian men getting excited by the glimpse of a nicely turned ankle on a lady.
If you are a pet-owner and you are worried about investing in nice furniture because of the worry about pet hair, you should definitely get a pet vacuum cleaner to clean up after them. There’s nothing worse having settled into a nice couch only to have to pick up pet hair off your clothes afterwards. My brother (with the 3 cats) sent me this card.
Our late dog was all over the Ligne Roset sofa but, sadly, he has passed away. I know we’ll get another dog (maybe two!) next year. Thanks to our family history, we had (and will have again) a rare breed called a coton du tulear who are asthma and allergy friendly and don’t shed hair.
So that’s one issue taken care of, but which sofa do I pick? Even though it will take time for these sofas to get made, I am inclining towards seeing the space with the kitchen in place before I make a big investment on a comfy contemporary corner sofa. Watch this space!