You have all heard me talk about our living room, what I like about it and what I don’t like about it; what I’d love to change short-term and what I’d love to change long-term; the mistakes I’ve made and the fixes that I’d love to make to my mistakes. I mean, the list goes on and on.
In a few weeks, I’m going to do a design board for the space. Scratch that, I’m going to edit the design board that I created forever ago. By the way, do you all know how to make design boards? If not, would you like a small how-to on how I go about making them? Leave a comment or send me an email if you think that would be helpful!
But, I’m going to buckle down and get a to-do list for our living room because I’m ready to make some changes. I know you’ve all heard me say this again and again but this time guys, I’m serious! More on all that later but just know that the gallery wall is coming down and the walls are going to get repainted (for like the fourth time)!
But, first, let’s celebrate a HUGE addition that majorly impacted our space.
Do you spy the new beauty in the room?
That lovely sofa is the Aberdeen sofa from Sixpenny.
*Sixpenny graciously sent me the sofa but all thoughts and comments are my own.
If you are an Instagram story watcher (if you aren’t, why aren’t you?) I can be semi-funny there sometimes! Follow me on Instagram to watch along!
Anyways, if you are an IG story watcher then you know that I went back and forth over what color to get the sofa in. I finally decided (well, after reading all your comments over which one) on Raw Umber and it’s a great medium-tone brown.
I’m drawn to mid-century furniture so I didn’t want the sofa to be matchy-matchy with my furniture but I also didn’t want it to not go with it either. Can you tell that I didn’t really know exactly what color I wanted? =)
I’m happy to report that I LOVE the color that I got!
If you are new here, my living room is pretty large. In the past, I have selected more petite furniture pieces and the space had just felt empty.
It doesn’t feel like a bowling alley, because it’s decently wide, but our living room is definitely on the long side. There’s plenty of space to have a sofa table or console on the gallery wall with ample enough space across from that wall as well. It’s kinda thrown me for a loop in decorating to be honest.
I knew that balancing room proportions with future furniture pieces was a must-do for me. I really think it’s key to how a room feels. I was definitely drawn to this sofa because it’s large! 96″, to be exact; which is great for this tall girl, too. I can fully stretch out on the couch and not touch either end. If you are tall like me, then you know that this is just dreamy!
A funny story. Luke was on a work trip when the sofa was delivered and after it was unboxed and set in our living room, I took a picture of Greyson (our seven year old) laying on it. Anyways, I didn’t think much about it not showing the size of the couch with Greyson and when Luke got home a few days later, he was so surprised at the size. Maybe that’s because we had a mini couch there before though?! Who knows. Pictures can be deceiving sometimes though, am I right?
How about a few more pictures?
Gosh, this next view… I just love it.
So, if you are in the market for a large, buttery, leather sofa that fits a more modern aesthetic or even goes with the mid-century/eclectic vibe, then definitely check the Aberdeen Sofa out from Sixpenny. Or, if leather isn’t your thing then check out what else they have to offer because they have quite a few gorgeous pieces!
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Robin from Frugal Family Times
It’s gorgeous, Ashley! The leather on that sofa looks so soft. Great choice – fits your decor perfectly!
Thanks Robin! I’ve been looking at leather sofas forever and really was excited when this one fit the scale of our room!
Ohh it’s a beauty! I love how big it is and how comfy it looks! I always wonder about leather couches. It’s the perfect addition to your living room!
It’s HUGE and for us tall girls – you know that’s a needed. =) I’ve heard great things about leather standing up to kid abuse so we will see!! Thanks Bre!
Jessica | house homemade
I looks so great Ashley! Perfect
Thanks Jessica! We really love the balance it brought to the room.
Hey Ashley, not only is it flat out gorgeous, but it really balances your room perfectly. I know you are loving it. Not familiar with Sixpenny, but need to check them out.
Thanks Lynn! I totally agree about it balancing the room out!
Brit | House Updated
Oh yes, this bigger size fits the room so well and that leather! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more of the updates to this room…
Thanks Brit! I can’t wait to keep working on it!! Gotta pull the trigger on a media cabinet first and I’m having a hard time deciding.
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
Love the lines of that sofa! The leather looks soft and buttery… can only imagine lounging on it! The substantial size fits the room nicely. Now if I can only smuggle new furniture into our house without my hubby noticing?! 🙂
Haha! Your comment totally cracked me up! Thanks Carol!
The new sofa looks gorgeous Ashley! Especially with that gallery wall directly behind it. Just love it!
Lizzie | Emmerson & Fifteenth
It’s so perfect in your room – amazing what a difference scale makes. I’m totally in love with the pillow combo too.
Thanks Lizzie. I have so much fun trying different pillow combos!
I’d love to learn how to make design boards. It’s been on my list of stuff to learn/do!
Thanks for letting me know! I’ll try to post something about it soon.
Michelle from Weekend Craft
That sofa could not be more you! Love the color and the leather looks so soft!
Thanks Michelle! It is incredibly soft!
That sofa is amazing, love the shape and color. We have old leather that has held up really well but the shape is not my thing anymore. I’m starting to look for something new and this one would be beautiful in my home.
Thanks Sarah! I’m glad you weighed in on having a leather sofa. We haven’t had one before so that’s great to hear that yours held up really well.
it is such a gorgeous warm sofa and fits your space and style perfectly!
Thanks Cassie! It’s such a awesome new addition for our space.
Katie @ Little House of Four
I love the sofa and the color is perfect! Great choice!
Thanks so much! I love how it added more comfort and usability to our space.
It is fab!! You decorated it very well. Everything is perfect there. These pictures are really pretty. Thanks for them and Keep Posting.
How has the Aberdeen Sofa held up over the last two years?? I’m debating on the Aberdeen and the Neva! Is it very comfortable??
Hi Megan, We LOVE the Aberdeen sofa and would buy another if it fit in our space going the opposite way! 100% love it. We have had two major spills on it (TMI – vomit) and have used the corn meal method to remove stains and it’s worked great! It’s the perfect lounge sofa. It’s low to the ground, which if you have a lot of older guests… it will be hard for them to get out of it (Just fyi).