In the past, whenever I’ve heard the word “sectional” I pretty much shuddered automatically, with visions of old seventies reclining sofas running through my head. (Yeah, I’ve heard how comfortable they are but visually, I just can’t find a way to see them as appealing!)
Today, however, I learned that my thoughts on sectionals were dated. Sure, there are still some of the 70’s throw-backs hanging around… like this:
But there are also gorgeous updated versions that fit every taste from traditional to modern. In fact, after seeing all the options available, I’m pretty sure we’re going to get a sectional for our living room.
I was really surprised by West Elm’s selection. If you’ve followed this blog for any period of time, you know I have a real thing for grey and I’m a serious modern girl… so this version of the Lorimer sectional one makes me swoon. It’s fairly reasonable as new furniture goes too–around $1500.
The Blake is another West Elm sectional that I LOVED as soon as I saw it. Although it has modern lines, it has a neutral feel that I think could transition with almost any design style… But if you’re a die-hard traditionalist, no worries! Haverty’s has you covered with their Portland Chaise Sofa:
This is the neutral version but you can order it in a wide range of fabrics and colors too. Personally, if I didn’t have to worry about kids or pets, I’d stick with the neutral and add some colorful patterned pillows for the beginnings of a really pretty and comfortable cottage living room. I was impressed by the price too– only $1400, which for Havertys–a mainstay of the Atlanta furniture scene for over 100 years now– is quite a bargain.
Before I go, I thought I’d get your opinion on the two options I’m considering for my home… (Which really just gives me a reason to share my Polyvore sets with you guys again– I TOLD you I’m obsessed! LOL!) The first features a sectional that I completely ADORE called Tribeca from the website Sofa So Good:
And this second one features a sectional from Ikea. To be honest, I don’t ADORE it, but I think it would be more kid friendly:
I’d love to know what you think… and if you’re also on polyvore, drop me a note so I can add you as a contact.
’til next time,
xoxo — Shauntelle