loving the new sofa

My new sofa was delivered this week (on Valentine’s Day – a little gift to myself) and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

I ordered the Reverie Apartment Sofa from EQ3.  The front of my house is very wide but I’ve split the space into a family/living room and an office so I needed something with a slightly smaller scale. I wouldn’t call this a love seat though as you can easily fit three people and for a tall girl, I can comfortably stretch out.

I chose the Mila fabric which is a Grade 20 and has a gorgeous hand to it.  A bit of a nubbly, soft texture.  The colour is Silver.  I love the tufting and it certainly has a mid-century modern feel to it. 
The legs are in onyx which is a nice contrast to the existing hardwood although I will be swapping out an existing rug from my bedroom for this room.  I already had the pillows and the fabric is from the Eclectic Modern collection by DwellStudio for Robert Allen. The name of the fabric is Vintage Blossom and the colour is Dove.
The new sofa has also proven to be a big hit with Shoppy and even as I write this, he is currently curled up and snoring away in almost the same spot as this photo.  What a lucky guy to have such a lovely bed.


whimsical animal chairs

Maximo Riera has created a collection of extremely unique and extremely life-like animal chairs.  They are made of high-density polyurethane and cost between $50,000 and $100,000.  

The chairs depict an octopus, rhino, walrus, elephant, and a whale.  I like how each style of chair is reminiscent of the animal that it is created from.  I think my favourite is the octopus which would look magnificent in a glamorous boudoir and the whale which would be great in a children’s playroom.


happy chair –

The latest from has some fantastic chairs.  Shawna Robinson takes one-of-a-kind chairs and updates them with contemporary prints and colours.  I love how she uses a range of fabrics to create something truly unique while still retaining the shape of these classic chairs.  Check out her site Happy Chair for more galleries and where you can find her creations.