I am so over the black leather sofas in my house. They seemed like a good idea when I got them, but now I just feel like they look like I stole them from Andrew Dice Clay's house. Maybe it is the red walls, big black Ikea shelving or giant black entertainment center in the room that is adding to my hatred. I'm hoping to get the room painted white this fall so that should help a bit. However, I am still on the lookout for new couches and I am quite smitten on a few I have recently seen. I am kind of in love with this sofa by Austin's own Spruce called Painting the Roses Red. Could I live with that pattern forever? Am I better going with a solid colored couch and lot's of colorful throw pillows?
I spotted this claw footed bathtub couch by Ruff House Art on Handmaker of Things. I'm thinking the comfort level is low, but the cute level is way high. If you did the cushions in a weather proof material and put it on the patio it would be extra fabulous.
Why couldn't I have a grandma with a couch like this to pass down to me? Why can't I be the lucky one to get to the thrift store before that reseller to snag this couch first? Why can't I get up early enough to go to estate sales and get the good stuff? So many questions... Thanks Bluebird Vintage for sharing the couch.
So here is an old picture of my black leather conundrum. Any home decor suggestions? Throw pillows don't really stay on leather couches so that is out. Can you paint leather? Should I sell these bad boys on Craigs List and move on? With two small children and a 140lb dog should I stick with leather or brave fabric? I'm open to any and all suggestions