Bye Bye Chocolate Velvet and Hello Linen

4.29.2019

In Januaray I decided to order a new sofa from Pottery Barn when they had a sale. I had envisioned this room with a linen sofa for some time. The hard part was waiting for it to be made and delivered. I've had the other sofa for a long time and many of you may not know that the sofa was originally red and later I had a chocolate velvet slipcover made for it as I started phasing out the red. I had grown tired of the dark cover and this was the right decision. The old sofa was handed down to family.

 So bye bye chocolate velvet and hello linen!



Just adding this one large lighter piece really brightened up the room.

I chose the Performance Linen in Oatmeal and so far Miss Bailey has not gotten up on it. I also decided to go with the one long cushion instead of three.

I thought about changing the gallery wall for a fresh look, but I still love it the way it is.

I have also been playing musical chairs again. When I shared the new sofa on instagram I had the petite striped French style chair here, but after the new nightstand came in for the master this plaid chair color was a bit off so I swapped them temporarily. More changes are coming so stay tuned.



All my French pieces are working so much better with the linen sofa.



Here is a side view that shows the English rolled arms. This sofa is deeper than the old one, but the length is a little shorter which makes it fit this spot better.



For those who didn't follow me from the beginning you might find this post fun that shows how many times I changed the wall over the sofa when it was red and how much my style has changed. The room was so dark before we painted it a few years ago. Fun to see the changes.


Hope y'all have a fabulous week!


24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shape that sofa is! Boy, it takes a long time to get furniture from Pottery Barn!!

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  2. Oh yeah! Absolutely the right sofa- perfect bridge between old and new- my daughter and husband recently bought similar sofa at Pottery Barn- love the gallery wall

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  3. Love it!

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  4. I absolutely love this couch. Oh my word it is perfect, now the million dollar question of the day is....how do you feel it compares to the Ethan Allen one? I have purchased kids furniture from PB but all else from EA. But I am done with EA after 30 yrs. Do youo feel there is a comparison?

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    1. Oh, I will never order from EA again as my sofa was so late getting here. The PB one came two weeks early. It's very well made, but I know the EA one is better quality and the fabric is really nice. I ordered the PB one on line which was nice and of course much cheaper. Really nice for the price.

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    2. Kim it is perfect as the style goes perfectly with every detailed piece in your room. It is just beautiful!

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  5. Kim....I am loving the Wingback chair in your new room. Where did you get that? Yes, love the couch and lighter look.

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    1. I found that at the Country Living Fair a few years ago. Thanks

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  6. Love the linen and lighter paint colors compared to the red version. That sofa!!! =)

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  7. I like red but much prefer this lovely lighter look. Maybe we're just done with the darker, more formal looks in home decor now.
    Years ago, I had lots of really dark colors. After my divorce, my home was all light & creamy colors. My dad said it was because I was happy!
    Love your beautiful home.

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  8. I "LOVE" your new sofa...that English arm is gorgeous! I recently had my great room sofa reupholstered in a linen colored fabric after it's multiple lives in several other darker fabrics over the years. I would have purchased a new sofa had I ever found one that I liked and sat as well as my original. Reupholstering has gotten quite expensive in my neck of the woods. I which I had thought of looking at PB sofas...you did good!

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  9. I love English rolled arms. I’m so hesitant to order a sofa that I cant sit on first. Did you do down or poly cushions. And then also how is the feel? Firm, soft etc. I am tempted to order from them but am scared too.

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    1. I did not do down. It cost enough without adding that and I don't find it makes enough difference in comfort for the price. This sofa is not firm. I think its very comfortable. If you have a Pottery Barn nearby I would go sit on their sofas.

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  10. It looks beautiful. I liked the brown but I love this one. Light and bright. Stunning! Cathy Temple

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  11. Love the sofa, it's perfect. Love the rug too, where did you get it?

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    1. I bought that from overstock.com several years ago.

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  12. The new beautiful sofa has truly transformed the room!...I am sure you are over the moon happy with the new look and you should be...looks fabulous!!!

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  13. I have always loved this room and especially with the chocolate slipcover but...I love it so much more now! So bright and happy! Perfection!

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  14. Nice sofa! Do you ever think about adding crown moulding to the ceiling in that room? I feel it would just complete it so much. I know.... one change at a time!

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    1. Yes, we have talked about it many times and it will cost a mere fortune so it keeps getting put off. First we did the kitchen and then the master bathroom and now all the outside trim had to be replaced with a giant price tag. Maybe some day that room will get some trim.

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  15. Did you always have black hardware on your doors? I am thinking of changing from not great looking brass to oil rubbed bronze.

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    1. We started out with brass when we built the house in 1995 and changed to oil rubbed bronze several years ago.

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    2. Kim is it expensive to change all the door knobs? I mean did you go with top oil rubbed bronze to get that beautiful look? You probably wont remember but do you know what knobs you chose. I am going to do it ! I love love love your home and admittingly trying to copy some of the details though it will never be as beautiful as yours Kim. I so much enjoy your blog..

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    3. It depends on the knobs you choose and how many doors you have. My knobs were not terribly expensive and most still look like new except for the back door that we use all the time. I don't remember what site I ordered mine off of or who they are by. I googled door knobs and just started looking.

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