Okay, here’s the original furniture that I was set to order last month before I saw the Flexsteel sectional at the High Point Market two weeks ago. It has a lot going for it- it’s comfortable; it’s made in the states by Swiss Amish craftsmen; and I found the perfect fabrics to go with it.
Here’s the husband checking paperwork after having placed an order for the store. This sectional, made by Smith Brothers of Berne, is as large as the one from Flexsteel that I showed you here. It has tight back cushions and it sits really well- I gave it both the sit test and the lie-down test! One big difference between the two pieces I’m contemplating is that it doesn’t have the chaise option that we liked in the Flexsteel sectional.
Here’s a closer look at the fabrics I chose. The body of the sectional would be made up in this nubby oatmeal and gray fabric. I’m opting for two lumbar pillows in the solid aqua fabric, just as you see here to the left. I would cover the buttons with the sofa fabric for a little bit of contrast. The sectional comes with four pillows. Two of the pillows would be fringed and covered front and back in the floral fabric shown. The other two would be floral on one side and the opposite side would be backed with gray leather sewn into diagonal quadrants. I’m marrying traditional with the more contemporary with this option.
Oh my, this photo is blurry~ that’s what happens when you use the husband’s Blackberry and you don’t know what you’re doing! I selected two of these armless chairs. They would be covered in the same floral as the pillows on the sectional. You probably wouldn’t think this style would be comfortable, but it really is!
Here’s what the fabric looks like made up on another style chair.
And because Mr. Sullivan wanted to add in some leather, I let him pick this clean lined gray leather recliner. It’s soft like buttah, as well….
My options are two totally different looks, wouldn’t you say? The Flexsteel option is predominantly leather, with two chairs done up in fabric, while the Smith Brothers only has one piece done up in leather. I’m going to see how the Smith Brothers fabrics react to the changing light in the room tomorrow. I think it’s supposed to be a sunny day. Of course, our unpredictable Ohio weather could bring us yet another dark and dreary rainy day. Here’s hoping….
Now, if any of you are following the Royal Wedding preparations, you have to watch this video. It is just hilarious! I don’t think the royals could ever be this much fun!
Hope all of you have a wonderful Easter celebration this weekend! Try not to eat all those delicious goodies that the Easter Bunny brings you, ok?