The first furniture order

We've been so busy with other things that I haven't had a whole lot of chance to think of furniture. But its been at the back of my mind since we started oh so many many many months ago - where am I going to sit once this renovation is finally done??

So with just a few more weeks to go before I retake full possession of the house as my home, I figured it was time to get the furniture ordered. I knew it was unlikely I'd find something I liked that was "in stock" so I was looking at 3 months (at least) from the time we ordered.

I went on my first offcial furniture shopping outage last week to get a first look around. I found myself at Domain Home a bit by design, a bit by accident. Never actually figured I would order something but what do you know? We have a couch and two chairs on order!

Its this style
New Couch on the way...
but in this velvet fabric combo called linen and expresso

In a manner very unlike me, I ordered these quite on a whim. I just liked the deco styled lines of the arms, the nice fabric and the fact it came in an appropriately "smaller" scale at 79 inches wide. Its made by McCreary Modern which seems to get some mixed reviews online. Its the same company that manufacters the sofas for Jonathan Adler and Room&Board so I figure its likely the same quality I would have gotten if I had found something I liked at my old favorite Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.

I would have loved to do the chairs in the reverse (brown fabric with linen piping) but thanks to this member of our family that would not have been practical.

The saleswoman tells me it will take 14 weeks to arrive. Bummer. So I guess we'll be sitting on boxes for a bit longer than I would have liked.

A little bit weird but this store didn't take a deposit. They just put the order in. Isn't that strange? I hope that doesn't mean they are going to call me at week 13 and tell me they can't make the couch or some weird thing like that. Keep fingers crossed because Im not good at sitting Indian style for long periods of time.


  1. Smart to match the couch to your furry friend, I have white couch and black dogs, yuck.
    Thanks for showing your selection.
    I can not really buy even one more piece of furniture this house is full, I need to finish my basement just so I have more space to do.

  2. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Ahhh! I love the color choices, I have to say that the couch seems appropriately "you" - which Domain did you end up shopping @?

  3. Chris - We have the opposite problem. A whole house and virtually no furniture. But it should be fun to fill up I guess.

    Thanks Laura. I went to the one in Chelsea. I didn't realize there were many of them. Have you bought something from them before? If so, how did you like the quality/service.

  4. Anonymous8:02 PM

    PS - When is the party? ;-)

  5. Anonymous8:03 PM

    No, never.

    Been to the one in Short Hills - but not since I've been here - so I never ordered anything.

  6. I just love the colors you have chosen throughout your house. The furniture you have ordered is magnificent, and I'm looking forward to see what else you choose to fill your house with.

  7. 14 weeks? That's tough, but you'll be so excited when they finally arrive. Thanks so much for leaving a comment, I'm really enjoying looking at your blog. Your paint color choices are wonderful, and what a house!


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