Monday, October 17, 2011

Replacement Furniture for Family Room

Quite a few months back, I posed about the worn leather sofa in my family room.  It was starting to really look bad, but my wonderful husband conditioned the leather and it perked up for a while.  However, a small tear in one of the arms morphed into a huge hole by summer's end where the leather had just worn too thin.  We went back and forth on justifying the cost to repair it when it was really getting too shabby, and we got depressed looking at the price tags of some beautiful high end leather pieces! 

One day I happened upon a leather sofa and chair set through Overstock.  The color was right and the quality appeared good....even 8-way hand-tied interior construction (you actually learn quite a bit in design school!), BUT I was scared to death to purchase something we had not yet sat on!

Fortunately, there were 5-star product reviews for the set and I took the plunge.  To our great surprise, we are very happy with the purchase.  The sofa is firm but comfortable, the furniture is masculine (the theme for this room!) and classic, and the room is much improved.  We also repainted and I took down my $15 window treatment. 

I happily donated our old sofa and club chair.  Probably could have sold the chair, since it was still in fairly decent condition, but blessing someone else with it seemed so much better.

Below are some shots of the new furniture.  Pillow by IKEA. 

 The ottoman below was reupholstered by my mom.  We found the fabric in downtown Los Angeles at the fabric mart for next to nothing.

Wall paint below is new and fairly accurate in this shot.  It is called Harvest Brown by Behr Premium.

Here is the sofa.  The leather is a very, very dark brown, almost black.

Yes, that black lampshade needs to go!  :D

Here is another shot of the new paint color (it is in the bulk of the lower floor of the house now...we have an open concept floor plan so it is difficult to paint different colors for each space...). 

Overall the new paint adds a lot of richness to the interior and is less boring than the very light taupe we have had for years on end!

Hope everyone is doing well.  Our weather has been a bit bizarre (we had a heat wave last week with a couple of days in the high 90s!), but today is a nice, cool fall day.  :D



  1. Love the new sofa and chair, they look fabulous. I love it when you find something great and the price is great too. The new color is wonderful. It looks so rich and warm. Beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

  2. Looks great, comfy too. Thanks for sharing wit my newbie party.

  3. Great find at! Classic lines and high end leather! The Harvest Brown paint color softens the masculinity of the room, bur also creates a lovely natural appeal. Thanks for posting! CJ

  4. Great find at! Classic lines and high end leather! The Harvest Brown paint color softens the masculinity of the room, bur also creates a lovely natural appeal. Thanks for posting! CJ

  5. Hi Steph, love your new furniture. Isn't it a nice feeling finding something you are happy with and affordable. I found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and I hope to visit more often. Please stop by and visit me also. I would love that. Hugs, Chris

  6. Nice chair. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the new seating! They look so comfy! I've never ordered large pieces from Overstock, but really need to take a look. The ottoman looks terrific, too! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you'd come and share something you made/did/bought sometime before blogging. Can't wait to see what you share at the party.

  8. Wow-your furniture looks great! You definitely can't go wrong with Overstock!! Fantastic choices!!

    I'm also loving your Mom's ottoman re-do! It fits your space perfectly!!

  9. Visiting from Wow Us Wed, took a tour of your blog, you have a beautiful home! I am your newest follower, looking forward to upcoming posts. Diane

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