For the past few months I have been pretty set on what I want. My goal is to find a cheap ($100 or less) used sofa in a cool shape and then reupholster it in blue cotton velvet. Then I would pair it with a bright colored persian rug and our mid-century style tv console. I would get a fiddle leaf fig tree to put in the corner, lots of original art work scattered throughout the room and an upright piano for Eleanor to play her Beethoven on (yes, she's a prodigy at just 8 months ;)). This dream room has been kicking around in my head for months and I talk to Aaron about it a lot (poor guy).
Well, I was perusing Pinterest the other day and wasn't seeing any inspiration photos that matched what I was envisioning. All I was finding was blue sofas paired with neutral white/beige/jute rugs, which are beautiful but not quite as fun as I wanted. And then I saw this next picture and the angels sang. This is exactly what I have been imagining! And the couple did exactly what I want to do--find and reupholster an old sofa. I've never seen their blog before but I am definitely making a mental note to go back and read it.
I actually found a sofa listed for free that I think would be awesome but Aaron needs some convincing. The sofa is definitely unique and would be pretty amazing. So if I can persuade him and we actually get it then I will share a picture :)
And wouldn't this rug on eBay be perfect? Get it if you can!
Who knows when all this dreaming may come to fruition. It may be a while before I really do it and hopefully by then I'll still like the idea but I'm filing this away in my "one day" file of things I don't want to forget. I think we just need to move in to a home with dreamy wood floors first!