Enter Jonathan Louis, and their insanely comfortable, totally customizable selection of furniture. The sofa we chose, and customized for our space, is a classic, but modern chaise sofa with down-like, super plush cushions. We chose from their over 600+ fabric swatches, and eventually picked this ultra durable, textured material in a color called Cork Bar Sand. I love the swiss-dot effect that the fabric has! I know what you’re thinking, how could we possibly have chosen a light colored couch with three kids?! Here’s the deal, I have found that darker fabrics tend to show messes just as much, especially water marks which is the most common thing spilled on our furniture. It is more about the fabric itself, which is why we love this one because it is naturally stain-resistant & easy to clean, and has already proven itself against a blue m&m! 😉 We have made more of an effort to not let the kids run around with juices or crayons (which duh, we should have done a long time ago, just ask our walls & carpets). Because of our tall trees outside, our family room doesn’t get a ton of natural light, so for me, a light colored sofa is really the only way to go in terms of making the room feel bright & airy. I am excited to hunt down the perfect bold rug for the room next!
Our living room is long & narrow, and all about function, so we loved the idea of a chaise arm sofa because it took up so much less space than a full sized sectional. We also opted to get rid of our ottoman for the time being, which was basically being used as a trampoline, and with kids, floor space is so much more useful! Coffee tables (or anything with hard corners) are really out of the question for the next few years, so instead we opted for one of our small wooden tree stump tables to be brought into the room. We keep it tucked off to the side when the kids are running around, but can easily move it over to put our feet up or set drinks on once the kids are in bed. We love the way the couch cushions are wide enough for two people, and especially love the end chaise for snuggling! It really is the best seat in the house!
Photos by Scobey Photography.