When I was little, Mom called those pieces of furniture you sit on "davenports." When Dan and I lived in the Northwest, they were "couches." But here in New Mexico, it seems that they are known as "sofas." Whatever you call them, ours, that we bought a little over four years ago, did not hold up the way we thought they would. You'd think they would have lasted many years, since there are only the two of us, and no children. But they really were looking very tired and, even worse, were becoming very uncomfortable to sit on. So we decided to try again.
I won't bore you with the details of the "musical chairs" act that we performed - switching furniture from one room to another, to accomplish our final goal. But what finished it off was the purchase of a new sofa. We accomplished that goal Saturday, and the sofa will be delivered on Wednesday.
I had picked out one that I liked and, Saturday afternoon, took Dan with me to see it and make sure it met with his approval. It didn't! There wasn't anything about it that he liked. So we looked through the showroom again, and agreed on another one. It's a red leather couch - more bold and more modern than I ever would have picked out myself. But now that the decision is made, I think I'm going to like it. I'll have to add a few more splashes of that red color around the room, though, to make it all work together.
I bought two decorator pillows that have all the colors that I'm trying to incorporate into the room. Here's a picture of them, sitting on one of the chairs in the family room. You can see the red, which is the same shade as the new sofa. What do you think? Too bold?!