Tuesday, 28 June 2011


After spending 4 weeks searching and driving around Cambridge and London we have found our bed and sofas for the new house. On Saturday we went all the way down to north west London for the Sofa.com clearance sale. We came close to buying something because it was a bargain but we had to sit and think for ten minutes is it really worth buying something just because it's a deal, as you have to live with it for a long time if it's not right. So after some musings we decided to go back to John Lewis and get the sofa we really loved, a medium and snuggler Bailey in Duck Egg. I love the tapered legs!

(Images from John Lewis)

As we couldn't quite stretch to the snuggler in the fabric below, which we both loved. We have bought a piece of the Lorton Ebony fabric by Villa Nova on ebay to make numerous cushions. 

(Image from John Lewis)

Now we thought buying the bed would be simpler but again in sofa.com clearance we found a fantastic bedstead with the most beautifully upholstered headboard in a Mustard yellow Velvet. It was gorgeous and an absolute bargain but would we still love mustard yellow in a year let alone ten, probably not! so we decided against it. We went back to the Feather and Black sale and bought this Manhattan style in Pebble grey which is definitely a colour that will stand the test of time and the headboard still makes quite a statement.
(Images from Feather and Black)

So now all we have to do is decorate before they arrive in August!


  1. Hi! I stumbled upon your lovely blog while looking online for reviews of the John Lewis Bailey sofa, and was wondering whether you could tell me whether you find it comfortable and hardwearing please? I've been trying to look for a sofa with a mid-century style that is comfy and has removeable covers while not being mega-expensive, and it's proving quite tricky! Any feedback you could give would be much appreciated, thanks! (Love your blog, by the way - your house tour is great, as so many bloggers who love mid-century style seem to be American so it's great seeing the furniture in a British house!)

  2. Hi Jemma, I'm so sorry I've been so busy, I been neglecting my blog and have only just noticed your comment. I'm glad you like the blog. We love our Bailey Sofas and they have worn pretty well over the past couple of years, especially as since we've bought them we've had a baby who is now a messy toddler. We've just had them dry cleaned and have come up really well. There is the odd stain that hasn't come out completely but that's to be expected. The cushions have remained nice and plump too. All in all very happy we paid more for the sofa we wanted.


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