2.08.2010

Because everyone has a green velvet sofa lying around.....

My husband was able to fix my laptop this weekend so I'm back in business!  While I was out of commission, I spent some time hanging out in the nursery.  It's still a work in progress, but it's already such a cheery room, so Keith and I love to sit in there and just talk or read.  And apparently it has a huge design flaw: there's only seating for one.  With two little ones on the way we definitely need more seating, and my sister (mother of two) suggested adding something that we would be able to sleep on if one of our little ones gets sick in the night.  At first I was a little bummed by this since I found this great Pottery Barn rocking chair for such a steal ($80 with a slipcover!):

But after acknowledging the practicality of having something larger in there I started wondering what I could use that would give us plenty seating and a place to sleep and would look cute in the room.  Then I remembered I had this guy up in one of our guest bedrooms:
Cha-ching!  I bought it a few years ago at a furniture consignment store for $125 and while we were in our last house it served as our main sofa in our living room.  It didn't quite go with what I had planned for our new living room, though, so we moved it upstairs and had put off trying to plan a room around a green velvet sofa -- a bit of a daunting task for me.


Here it is in the living room of our last house at Christmas time.

But after moving it into its new place in the nursery I honesty don't know if there is anything more perfect for this room.  It works amazingly well with the color scheme and it fits perfectly in front of the window.
It matches the green pom-poms on the curtains exactly, too.  Add a few throw pillows and it will be just perfect!  
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11 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said... Best Blogger Tips

It is perfect!!! Your sister is smart. I spent many a night in a rocking chair thingie with my feet propped up rocking a fussy baby. Love the green!!! :)

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Party Box Design said... Best Blogger Tips

ITS SO PERFECT!

Pine Tree Home said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect place for a nap with little one

Simply Stafford said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my word, I love it! I have a green velvet rocking chair that was my grandmothers in my sons nursery. I actually designed his room around it and my entire family thought I was nuts-o for wanting the green chair! Love it!!

Marigene said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect, you all will fit on it!

Dreams of Perfection said... Best Blogger Tips

Isn't it always the best when you take something from one room to another & it just "works"?! This looks so good!

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!! So cozy!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Would have never thought of adding a couch in a baby room -- great idea! And while I would probably pass on the couch in a store, it looks absolutely amazing in that room!!

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!

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Down Pillow said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice Sofa, Everything put together very well and it's looking very interesting to me. The color of sofa is very cool green is my favorite color.

Megan Mitchell said... Best Blogger Tips

i just found your blog today and have managed to click through every single post. Thank you for posting so many great ideas.

I LOVE this green couch so much. I have a similar green corner couch stuffed in a back room in my mom's house in GA. Sadly it was too large to move to Los Angeles with me. I dream of a day when i have a large enough apartment to put it in.

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