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Look what I found at Mitchell Gold/Bob Williams. The Clifton sofa. Only 36 inches deep, and while very different from that Henredon leather I loved, there's a lot to like here. I'm digging the wood base and slender arms. Also, I've always wanted a couch with a single seat cushion. This picture is the 97" length, but we'd do the 85. What's better, the 85 has two back cushions rather than three, which I think is cleaner. I'm hoping MG/BW has some decent fabric choices because its upholstered all the way around. COM is 17 yards, and you know there's no ceiling on what you can spend on fabric.
There's a Clifton chair as well, and its just as good looking, but I worry about everything being square. Remember this stuff will be sitting in front of a long, rectangular Chinese cabinet and a big black rectangular TV. If we wanted to throw in some curves, the Winslow chair could work. They're 32 inches wide, and we'd likely want a pair (perpendicular to the sofa). They're 36" deep which seems like a lot, but they'll sit on the long axis of the room so it might be okay. I'll have to make templates to be sure we have room. COM on this is 7 yards, not so bad.
And finally the one thing we've both agreed on and decided would be perfect across from the chairs and in front of the fireplace, American Leather's Rex bench. We'll buy it just like its shown here, in white leather. Modern, but with a little mid-century feel too. I love the buttonless tufting, and most importantly it provides some extra seating and doesn't block the view of the fireplace.
The only bad news so far is that the asian-legged cocktail table I bought to refinish isn't going to work in here. I think it would look fantastic, but the 42" square size is just too big. It's not really bad news though. On the other side of the media wall is a whole other room (living room) waiting to be furnished as well. That table would also be fantastic between a pair of loveseats or apartment sized sofas, floating in front of the big front window.

9 comments:

Craig said...

They look like great choices. I especially like the curved chair and mid century influenced bench. Is there a way to get to sit on the sofa or chair before you buy? It would be nice to know that it feels as good as it looks.

David said...

There's one MG/BW dealer in town Craig, so when it comes time we'll cross our fingers that she's got one, or one similar, on the floor.

Raina Cox said...

Love the bench idea! I'm using one in front of my fireplace, too.

Mrs. Blandings said...

The sofa has great lines. I'd love to see it in person - or the chair - I'd be concerned about the padding on the arm. It would be a shame if you could feel the corner of the wood, you know? But I love the look and where it's heading.

David said...

Mrs. B! Can we expect a recap of your recent trip? I'm curious to hear what young Mr. Blandings thought of Paris.

Eileen said...

I love the single seat cushion, especially with just two back cuchions--super clean. I do like the idea of the rounded chair to soften things up a bit. The one you've pictured is a great choice--not too fussy.

home before dark said...

Love the single cushion and the two on the back vs three: less futzing. Agree about the sit test. Getting harder and harder to do these days. Can MG/BW do leather? Also think Mrs. B's comment about arm is spot on. About the chair. Love the lines. However, am I remembering correctly that you are over 6'? Is this a good back height for tall friends? Some designer on NY Social Diary said he had chair height to people height ratio/pitch of the chair down to a science...but he did not share. DRATS!

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