Recently, I sat in this very chair
That rosy blush velvety sofa, gold table stacked with vintage books…
kind of speaking my language… and as I snapped a few more photos
The layers, the details and the overall of a room and design that started with just a sofa
and a challenge.
And first up- you may want to refill your coffee.
This is a looooong post folks.
All about a little sofa that could.
Let’s go back to the beginning.
An email from a certain furniture company
asking if I would be up for joining a design challenge.
One that involved a sofa
and my own design and imagination.
And side note on that…
A caveat was that we had to design the entire room around the sofa we designed
by grabbing pieces we wanted to use out of a showroom.
In just 30 minutes.
Thirty minutes folks.
As in 3-0.
Dashing through a huge showroom
tagging pieces you wanted before someone else did
and putting everything you need to design a room together without knowing exactly what was there…
and with only knowing what the sofa you designed looked like-
though not seeing it in person yet-
and do it all and do it wonderfully
in 30 minutes.
That was a challenge indeed.
But I was intrigued and I was going to be at High Point Market earlier that week for a few events and it sounded fun…
so I jumped at the chance to design my own sofa
and then design a room around it.
But…you know me.
I have a very vintage style.
I don’t like big oversized sofas
or chunky lines.
I like dainty.
Delightful and charming.
And something that is vintage or has a vintage vibe.
I wasn’t 100% sure I would find that with this showroom
but just thinking about it- I already had a vision.
I was thinking velvet.
And simple style and details.
And I waffled between white and a color. Considered bold even.
But I wanted to stay true to my aesthetic.
And I found this color- and it was so soft and lovely…
but… a bit outside of what I would normally do because- I am a
white slipcover or linen kind of girl.
But… there was something about that rosy blush velvety chenille that said
And… I placed the order.
And then I headed off to High Point Market and spent 6 days working while there
and as I drove back across the countryside to High Point- I started to think about that sofa.
And a few butterflies (and exhaustion haha) moved in as I thought about at seeing it all together.
And I got a little giddy.
Rosy blush velvety chenille goodness
tufting upon tufting
muted blonde wood legs
and simple lines and a perfect dainty size
It was a vintage modern style sofa called The Alexandria
Yes indeed. This is part of their new Urban Attitudes collection- and I am loving it.
Did you know that their sofa’s and chairs are all customizable?
Choose your fabric. Choose your leg finish. Choose your pillows. They will make Your design dream come true.
And the Alexandria is an incredible sofa.
I was pretty much ready to curl up for a nap while there haha – and this sofa was quite inviting.
I love how this it turned out wearing that soft fabric
and what about the rest of the room?
The pieces where I shopped the showroom
without knowing exactly what I would be decorating?
The ones I needed to find and tag in 30 minutes?
Well, here is the rest of the room.
I was excited to find some elements that stayed true to what I love in a space.
Vintage style industrial tables brought that touch of glam.
I stacked vintage books from the prop room on them
and added just a few simple touches on top- like flowers of course.
The nubby woven ottoman
and detailed pillows on the sofa brought the texture
I was looking for.
and they were a perfect compliment to the sofa fabric.
I also found these gorgeous ottomans in a shade in the same family as the sofa.
Though they didn’t go where I first thought they might- they were perfect
and especially with the faux fur throws.
I also grabbed the mirror and faux tree in the showroom as well.
Off to the side- I chose a delightful fireplace mantel to style.
And found all the items on the mantel in the prop room.
and this amazing antique clock
Stacks of books and a few sprigs of flowers.
Another little tray table was a vintage find in the prop room
And I grabbed artwork in gold frames in the showroom-
and these have a bit of a secret- which I will share in the next post.
After our rooms were done-
they brought in hair and makeup folks to perk us up
for some photos and videos.
And it was a TON of fun spending a couple of days with La-Z-Boy in High Point
shopping a brand new showroom for brand new pieces in 30 minutes
and then decorating a room and bringing in your own vintage style
in Under 4 hours
And that La-Z-Boy sofa in the finished room felt a bit like the little engine that could.
And here is the fun part…
There were 7 other bloggers there designing sofas and rooms too.
And La-Z-Boy is doing a contest where
YOU can win a $15,000 prize
and one of us can win as well.
Click on over to vote for your favorite sofa and room
(if that is yours truly- thank you!)
And don’t forget that you can
vote (enter) every single day for the next month
Pretty awesome right?
What do you think of how this sofa and room came out?
I was compensated by La-Z-Boy to participate in their Design Dash Challenge-but all opinions are my own