May 19, 2010

Before & After: Meeting Room Couch

In preparation for hosting Jared’s workshop at our new place tomorrow, we knew we wanted to spruce up the meeting room a bit. And we also knew the easiest way to do that was to tackle the couch.

See up until two days ago, we had just had our original sofa from our apartment in the meeting room. Which is all well and good and perfectly functional and all, except that the sofa is forrest green and our walls our Restoration Hardware blue. Yea, I’m not sure we could’ve picked two colors that like each other any less. The sofa would call the walls names….y’know like Martha Stewart Blue. The walls would throw things when the couch wasn’t looking. It was a bad situation.

We had been scoping out the new replacement couch for a while and knew exactly what we wanted. In fact, I’d already bought the decorative accent pillows to go with it. Because well…I’m a decorative accent pillows kind of girl. And this workshop was just the push we needed to pull the trigger and buy the new couch.

Soo….here you go. The Before. The forrest green, name-calling, wet-willy giving old couch.

And the After. Our plush, cozy, soothing, well-behaved new chocolate brown couch. Complete with ruffly decorative accent pillows. All of which are from Pier1.

Ahhhh just look at that decorative goodness.

But don’t you worry about our old couch! We have a spot just for it in our second floor living room. And we’re pretty sure it’s going to get along just fine with the new wall color we picked up there. It’s called Vanilla Ice Cream….and I mean, who doesn’t love that?!

Throw pillowy yours,
J&M

  1. Stef

    LOVE the new couch and all of it’s accenty glory… although I have a special place in my heart for the old one considering we have the EXACT same one… in the wet-willy giving (lol) forrest green color!

  2. Christa

    Love it…especially the pillows ;)

  3. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    Your couch/wall commentary makes me crow!

  4. Sophia Harcourt

    Love those pillows. Just saw them at Pier 1 today. Wish I could be there to see first hand your decorative magic…..oh yeah and the workshop:). Just kidding really wish I could have been there.

  5. Patti

    You crack me up!!! I mean really… wet willy couch? All this time I thought it was my man Brent when we were sitting on our couch. I guess I owe him an apology:)

  6. Alison

    You crack me up! The old couch looks comfy and the perfect place to curl up and hang out for glass of wine after a crazy day. The lines of the new couch are just gorgeous, I am sure there will be piece and harmony soon enough!

  7. Harmony Loves

    hahaha, that first couch looks like the one I’m sitting on now. I love the brown and blue colors and those pillows are just way too cute and sassy!

  8. Cathy Crawley

    It sounds like you have bigger problems than miss matched furniture, are you concerned that your furniture and house are talking to each other and throwing cushions? I would be! Poltergeist be gone! :)

  9. Roxie

    Love it. Those pillows are way fabulous. I think interior design is your calling. Fo’sure! :)

  10. fEuza

    love the colors and pillows wow

  11. Jennelle

    It’s a "va-va-voom" couch. Very nice!

  12. Liz Kausteklis

    OMG, I love the couch, and the pillows…SO CUTE, and it all ties in with the walls beautifully :) L0vvvve it!

  13. Denise G.

    I have those blue pillows in my brown and blue (with a hit of apple green and white) guest bedroom! Just love ’em–along with your new couch and gorgeous walls! Very inviting!

  14. jackie g. photog

    gorgeous!! i would not be able to allow our white dog anywhere near that!! i need furniture that is all the same color as the dog, since we are suckers and can’t refuse to let her on!

  15. Dennis Bullock

    Looks great! My wife just picked up those exact same pillows!

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