We got a new sofa! A LEATHER SOFA. And I want to eat it.
Also, I’m warning you now. I took 98% of these photos, so there’s a loooot of foot pictures on their way to your eyeballs. Are you going to be okay?
Remember a while back when I asked you guys about leather sofas and if you have them, love them, have children, love them, have dogs, and love them? Wait, that came out wrong.
And theeeen do you remember how I ugly gushed over this Article Sven sofa in particular, and you all immediately confirmed that my gushing was valid and justified and well-founded on sound logic and o.m.g. thatisonesexysofa.
WELL, the partnership stars aligned and . . . mama got her couch. (<–seriously why did I have to say it like that?)
I’ve been posting little snippets on my Stories over the past few weeks, but I wanted to give you guys the FULL RUNDOWN on how it looks, how it feels, what it’s like, how it smells, how it sounds, and just how much it emotionally caresses my fragile soul on an hour-to-hour basis.
First of all, the color.
There is nothing more grand.
Than this color. It’s like PEANUT BUTTER (not frozen), with a rustic shade of MMM MMM MMMMMM, girl.
What it does to a room continues to make me non-stop weepy.
Thing is, the tone is so completely adaptable to any style of living space. I’ve seen it in rooms with tons of bold color, and I’ve seen it shine in minimal rooms with more muted palates. I absolutely dig what it’s doing to my ever-evolving casual California-meets-Scandinavian style.
It’s neutral, while brilliantly enhancing other neutrals. It’s like the Mother Hen of neutrals, nestling all her other baby neutrals in the room in one giant cozy nest of neutral nest home glee nest of nests.
I have no idea what that sentence was all about. ^
(Yeah, yeah. This was right in the midst of Nat’s Rocky career. Happy to say the bruising is nearly gone and she looks less like a bloated Smurf!)
Back to the couch.
I’ve mentioned I’m obsessed, right? Did I tell you it’s 100% Italian aniline leather? With duck feathers? And that I want to marry it?
It’s SOFT. But sturdy. And you don’t sink into it like Little Shop of Marshmallows. It’s the right amount of rear end comfort without feeling like you just sank into a black hole of butt and will never be able to get up again.
You feel me.
This is my spot. Don’t try to get me to leave it. Ever.
It’s ROOMY. The seats themselves stick slightly farther out than my previous sofa, and I could not be more excited about that. It seriously has enough room for two (snug!) people to lie side by side and watch Friends reruns.
. . . And now all I can think about is exfoliating my heels.
Another thing I love is that even when my fingernails or the kids’ (or Charlie’s, hi) scratch it, I’m not completely crushed and devastated for life! It WORKS. Because it’s going to happen. And once it does, it feels way more like character, and less like the need to sell my children on Ebay.
(also, you can lightly buff out the small scratches. ain’t no thang.)
See the clean tufting? When dirt or crumbs collect, I just wipe it off! OR take the vacuum hose to it. Zero stress, honey buns.
All the mamas say JEAAAAAH.
See that clean, subtle seam on the side? It’s polished details like these that I appreciate in design. AND I feel like they keep leather sofas looking way more modern and current and not so d-turd frat dude.
The scent! Okay, it’s leather, right? But not trapped 1992 leather toots. It’s gentle in the nose.
Probably because there’s nothing about it that’s fake or plastic or crappy.
This is also why Article wins at furniture. It’s well-made, stylishly-thoughtful pieces, with an efficient, friendly process that will leave you suuuper pleased. That’s actually what they pride themselves on! Keeping the decision/buying process clean and direct. BECAUSE by being online only, you can take your time to research (read: obsess), narrow down your faves from their giant selection of mid-century styles, read reviews, aaaand not feel like you’re being pestered by any obnoxious salespeople asking for the eighty sixth time how you’re doing.
(Here I am showing them how to correctly pop their fingers so that their hands look like grandparents at 41.)
In short, this Sven sofa is everything. Stylish, comfortable, affordable, beautiful, life-friendly, polished, cozy, warm, classic and chic. And I’m in love forever.
It’s crazy. Two months ago, I was totally not a leather sofa person. Remember that??
And now I’m like, HOW DO I MAKE THE REST OF MY LIFE ABOUT THIS.
Charlie girl approves of this message.
(Also, do I need more plants? I’m thinking yes.)