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Our Living Room Revealed

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I can finally (and proudly) say that our living room is complete. As complete as it’s going to get in this house. Would you like a tour? Here we go.

First of all, I HATE the color of our walls. Seriously, what genius picks out a slightly pinkish, yellowish off-white? It’s got to be either true white in my opinion or something completely different. In my dream home, I’d love to have glossy white everything. Okay, continuing on. . .

We upgraded our couch from our last place (the Urban Outfitters One). It was cute, but hardly comfortable as a living room/family room couch. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant at the time, so I was NOT going to tolerate an uncomfortable couch. THIS, my friends, was a huge splurge for us. It’s a Notuzzi limited edition, top-grain leather couch in mushroom. We thought about black, but ultimately the mushroom was a more interesting color. This was our Christmas present last year & we love it. It’s the perfect kind of soft leather so you’re not slipping around all over the place – it’s soft, cool & not sticky. The shape was something that took us a LONG time to find. How come it’s nearly impossible to find a leather couch with straight lines? I can’t stand the overstuffed look (sure it’s comfy), and I’m not into the rounded tight ’90s contemporary look that was the only other option.

After looking for a couch for over a month, it was between this one & Ikea’s Karlstad. This one was a little more expensive, but we liked the leather a lot more than the Ikea one. We bought it at Sofa Mart in Draper.

The TV was another splurge. Until last October we’d survived our entire marriage without a TV. We had a projector, which was perfect in our small 1 bedroom San¬†Francisco¬†apartment, but not very ideal for a little girl that wanted to watch her shows right now¬†(it was a 5-10 minute process to set up the projector & get it going). Chris & I debated back and forth about what size TV we should get. He wanted a 60″, I wanted a 40″. We compromised at 55″. We got this 780p Plasma LG TV brand new (never been opened) for $500 off of craigslist. We saw it in stores for $1300.

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