In my opinion, your sofa is the heart and soul of your home. It’s where we spend a lot of our time as a family or entertaining our friends. Ever since our new Interior Define sofa arrived last month (a few weeks earlier than expected!), our house has really been coming together and feels much more like home. Our couch arrived on one of those days where we had a handful of people in the house, who of course all showed up simultaneously 60 seconds after I got out of the shower, while I had a toddler wrapped around my leg and a newborn in my arms. Sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen, right? Well, our delivery could not have been smoother. The couch arrived in several pieces, and the team of movers meticulously brought in each piece and left it on the living room floor for assembly. After putting it together and playing “a little to the left, a little to right” with me for a few minutes, they left without a trace in under an hour after pulling up. I almost felt like a furniture fairy godmother waved her wand in comparison to some of my previous furniture delivery experiences.
I talked about the customization process here, and it was so exciting seeing it come to life. While I have a very particular vision when it comes to home decor, I also want to be comfortable in our house and be able to “live in it” without fear of ruining something. Since we love entertaining friends and piling on the couch for family movie night, I needed a fabric that could withstand the occasional pizza hand or red wine spill. After putting it to the test the last few weeks. the heavy cloth in midnight blue has help up great. I don’t think there’s a better test subject than our house- a newborn, a sticky toddler (who decided to potty train two weeks ago), and two dogs shedding their winter coats. If this fabric can hold up in our household, it’s sure to be a great fit for you too. While the midnight blue is great at concealing stains, I was worried about it attracting dog hair. It really hasn’t been an issue, and when there is hair it comes right off with a lint roller.
When I had posted about designing our couch, several of you asked if I was nervous ordering a couch I had never seen or sat on in person. The answer is yes and no. My friend, Sally, has an Interior Define sectional I had sat on before and it was so comfortable. It was also beautiful and very well made, so I wasn’t concerned with quality or comfort. I was more concerned about my choices, but the couch in person turned out just how I had hoped when doing the e-design! I went back and forth between wood and brass legs, but I am so happy with my choice. The brass legs are stunning and not too “glamorous” at all. It’s hard to tell in the photos because we are still waiting on more furniture for the room, but the scale of the sectional is perfect. Being able to adjust the length of your sofa was one of my favorite customization options. Adding a couple of inches makes a huge difference.
While I was mostly concerned about the design living up to my vision, at 6’1” my husband was mostly concerned with being comfortable. With our growing family, the addition of the chaise was huge. One of our favorite traditions is pizza and movie Fridays, and we have plenty of room to all stretch out with a fully belly. One detail that may not be apparent online or in pictures is how deep the couch is. It’s actually the first thing most people comment on when they sit down! It makes the couch extra cozy without feeling like you’re sinking into it. A few other great details is the pretty piping and the removable cushions. Liza loves to sit on top of the cushions or play hide and seek behind them, so love being able to give them a quick fluff and refresh.
In case you can’t already tell, we LOVE our Interior Define sofa. We love it so much, we want you to have one too! We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Interior Define to give one of our readers $500 towards your custom sofa.
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photos by M.A.S Photography