Posted on | March 24, 2011 | 26 Comments
I have this really small room off my den that serves no purpose. We don’t have hallways in the house but large throughways that round the center chimney and lead into larger rooms. So my plan is to make this room a library. I’ve toyed with different bookcase configurations but have now decided to gut this ugly beadboard cabinet (also below and not original) and use the cavity as a bookcase instead. I’m hoping to squeeze in a sofa on the wall. I don’t have much room to play with so it needs to be small. I thought about a wing chair but having it on a angle would disrupt the main traffic lane through the room.
Above Lauren McGrath’s apartment featured in Traditional Home. The Odette Sofette from Mitchell Gold is classic, tiny and pretty darn cute in stripes. I found the sofa in linen on sale at Hammertown in the Hudson Valley (new york) for around $1,000. The two photos below are from their website.
I’m a little nervous about this sofa because it barely fits. It won’t fit exactly between the wall and the window but overlap into the window frame. Maybe this is a good thing? I want to hang some beautiful floral drapes on the window. But then the drapes will have to be tucked behind the sofa. Am I getting way too specific? This is serious people! Ok I’m joking…
I love the way large pieces look in tiny rooms but their is a point when a piece can be too big and just look ridiculous. The Odette has great arms that look like terrific snuggling spots for reading books but maybe it’s the arms that make it look too heavy? So what about this loveseat from Lee Industries? It’s an inch wider but the lines are a little gentler. But then again I don’t know about that cushion?
Below a photo of the cabinet mid-gut. We started stripping it and then realized it was stupid and decided to just get rid of it. I have to pack up all the stuff in the closet before Greg goes crazy on it.
It seems a lot of us our looking for small sofas. Here are a few I’ve spotted recently that could work in my home or yours:
Wisteria’s French Settee with Slipcover Options
John Derian’s Dromedary Sofa
West Elm’s Elton Settee
Crate & Barrel’s Suffolk Settee
Ballard Design’s Parker Settee