The first sofa we ever bought was the Mercer sofa from Room & Board in a pale, cool yellow called “celery.” It was 2003 and we were furnishing our first condo. It took a couple of weeks to be able to sit on it completely, as we were so nervous about ruining our expensive, mature purchase.
At some point they discontinued the Mercer sofa, and it was updated to become the Reese sofa. I didn’t like it as much as the Mercer, but it didn’t matter, because we ended up selling everything and moving overseas, so it was unlikely that we would shop at Room & Board ever again.
Except that we came back. We remodeled a house. And after testing many sofas in person, it became obvious to us that we would have to buy a Room & Board sofa again, as it was the most comfortable, high-quality sofa we have ever had.
So… ironically, we just bought the Reese. Sixteen years later. It’s the circle of life.
Linear, Midcentury-inspired sofas have been holding court for a while now, but that’s about to change. ‘70s-inspired curvy styles have been creeping into the market over the past couple of years, and now we’re seeing them at a lower, more accessible price point. And you know what that means.
As of today, you can now shop for Farrow & Ball paints at Anthropologie. You know that if these 132 colors are Anthro-approved, they’re going to be on point. I’m already feeling Pink Ground and Hague Blue (below).
I have consistently envisioned my lake house bedroom with a bright, beachy color palette. AND THEN I saw this bedroom by Homepolish designer, Tali Roth, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Carolina Gull, and now I am reconsidering everything. Dangit.
Apartment Therapy published this article in 2013, but the design still feels so fresh today—probably because they didn’t follow any of-the-moment trends. Instead, the room was designed around the art prints by Carin Goldberg—man, I love them—which really bring the space to life.
I know that Tobi Fairley can be over-the-top, but her interiors always evoke something in me, and I imagine that’s why she’s so successful. You can’t tiptoe past one of her rooms; you stop dead in your tracks.
And because I am obsessed with the idea of a teal velvet sofa, I stared at this photo for a lot longer than is probably healthy. Just look at this room! How luxurious yet convivial! What a clever color palette!
Yes, that’s exactly how I speak when addressing her work.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I just saw this appropriately pink room in Domino and couldn’t resist posting, not just because it’s pink, but because it’s the same pink as my mother’s 1970s bedroom. The difference is that her bedroom is not exactly “‘70s-inspired”… it’s just ‘70s.
If I could just convince my mother to get rid of her unreasonably large furnishings, we could simplify her bedroom enough to be cool. The compelling art, sculptural plant, and second seat are all the accessories that were needed to make this room special.