Rachel knows it is time to retire her almost 20 year old couch and chair, but they’ve been so good to the family: as Rachel explains, these are the spots upon which “many beloved folks have sat, slept, laughed and children have jumped, spilled, cried, snuggled and napped.”
Despite their sentimental attachment to this furniture, Rachel and her husband are ready to start pulling together their living room and making it cohesive, the overall theme being “grown-ups live here too.” Tackling this cozy corner might be just the thing to jumpstart their overhaul.
Because there’s a couch on the far side of the living room, Rachel is thinking this corner would be perfect for a corner bench, rug and an extra table to use for art, snacks, homework, puzzles, games, etc. The picture of this lovely banquette is giving her inspiration:
Rachel likes the idea of Ballard Designs’ Coventry Corner Bench
which she could put on top of the Dandelion Rug from Company C, a rug she’s been serially bookmarking but worries might be over-the-top
and then finish the corner off with either Target’s Cottage Dining Table
or Pottery Barn’s Cameron Fixed Dining Table
So what’s Rachel’s hesitation? First, she’s wondering if this whole bench/rug/table idea is the right direction to go in, and if it is, should she cover the bench in a deep red (a color she loves but might be overwhelming) or a more neutral (though less exciting) fabric that she could brighten with throw pillows. Or should she scrap the whole bench idea and find a great sectional and coffee table? What do you think??
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