Wednesday, April 14, 2010

and here it is...

Here is Mr. Couch in his new home. As you can see, it's a bit messy. Also, this couch is large.

I'm realizing that since most of our furniture is vintage, it is also smaller-scale. So throwing a new-ish couch into the mix makes for a wee bit of a design dilemma.

I'm thinking we need a chunkier lamp on the table to the left- maybe something like this:

And also- seeing our hand-me-down coffee table is giving me a nervous eye-twitch. We actually have plans to make one similar to this:

(Hey, that couch looks familiar...)

So, with a few modifications I think it will start coming together.

Do you have any tips you would like to share for blending furniture pieces? I am a huge fan of mixing up different styles- I love the look of mid-century modern but with the warmth of some classic pieces mixed in. Have you found any tricks to be helpful with this?


  1. LOVE the new couch!! As you may remember, our couches are huge too...which presented a problem in an old house with smaller-scale spaces (and door frames, but that's a different story). Fortunately, all of our living room furniture is large, so we didn't have the same scaling issues in one room. I love the idea of a chunky lamp, though. I think that would definitely help to balance things out.

  2. You could even get a chunky vintage lamp! That would help blend things, I think. Modern couch, vintage chunky lamp, vintage vintage smaller pieces. I think it could work!! Hugs to you, my dear!

  3. I love the lines of this couch! It definitely goes well with modern and vintage--it's classic and clean lined. Go with the big lamp! And that coffee table that you like is fabulous!

  4. Cool~ Thanks for the input! I can't wait to integrate some of your suggestions!



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