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.
I chose a smallish knob for the cabinets, because I didn’t want to go overboard with sleek bar pulls, like you see on our appliances. These little cylinders are like jewels against the wood grain, and they take turns sparkling as the light outside changes.
They are the Moen Iso Cabinet Knobs (DN0705CH) in chrome. I bought them from Amazon.
In love with the new ceiling light in our bedroom. I found it on Amazon, and it’s called Holtkoetter 5402 BB 13SW Halogen Ceiling Fixture, Medium, in Brushed Brass with Satin White Glass. Hello, beautiful orb.
We bought our dining room light fixture on Amazon. If you’re looking for it, it’s called the Sputnik Chandelier 6 Lights Vintage Pendant Chandelier in Brushed Brass from Housen Solutions. There are other configurations, but we’ll start with this and see how we like it.
I love the FLOS Smithfield Ceiling Light by Jasper Morrison but can’t afford the $1000 price tag. I found an under-$150 imitation on eBay and I love it. The proportions aren’t as elegant as the FLOS, but the overall effect is pretty close.
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).