I’m slowly making progress on our family room makeover. tufted back gray sofa at Tidymom

My new tufted sofa and loveseat were delivered this week!!! Can I say, I love them in my house as much as I did when I first pinned them!

I mentioned recently that we’ve  s l o w l y been working on making over our family room.  Back in November we got rid of the carpet in this room, and replaced it with laminate flooring, which I LOVE!  I took advantage of having all the furniture out of the room, and painted the walls a very light gray and the trim white.

I didn’t want to do anything else until I found a new sofa and love seat.  At first I was leaning towards slip-covered, and almost bought the Ikea Ektorp, until I heard that it’s not very comfortable.  Next, I thought about the Pottery Barn Basic set, but they were a bit more than what I was hoping to spend………..so I kind of stopped looking and hoped something would just “hit me” eventually.

I don’t remember how I found her……..but I pinned this Martha Stewart tufted back sofa in a luscious cornflower blue.  Shortly after, I received a President’s Day Sale email from Macy’s!  It was fate!  President’s Day is a big furniture sale time and my dream sofa was on sale!!  I knew I couldn’t do the cornflower blue, but I loved the gray every bit as much.

I headed over to Macy’s to check her out in person.  This Martha Stewart Saybridge Sofa has a 4.5 star review rating on Macy website, but I wanted to sit on it and try her out for myself.  Come to find out, the gray color, Storm, was the stock color and only color included in the sale price.  I could certainly live with THAT!!

Gray Tufted Back sofa at TidyMom

I placed my order for the sofa and love seat and they arrived at our home just 2 days ago.  Even my super picky husband loves them!  They are wonderfully firm, but comfortable, deep and long, great for when my 6’4″ sweetie wants to nap on them 😉

What I still need to do in this room:

  • a new coffee table,
  • floor lamp
  • I want to get rid of the oak roll-top desk and replace it with either a cabinet or buffet type piece
  • TV stand- I’m leaning towards this one from Home Decorators Collection, if we take it out of the corner
  • walls – I’m at a loss on what to do with the big wall, but would like a photo gallery of some sort.
  • rug?  some days I think I want a rug, and other days I love how clean the space is with out one – so not sure on that yet
  • accessories

What is staying

Here’s one view of the space – as you can see, it’s not a very big room, and I’m just not sure what to do next – I would love some suggestions in the comments!!

family room progress new sofa at TidyMom

Where we’ve come from:

Here’s a before shot –  you can see more in this post I did way back in 2010 when I stated I wanted a change! lol…..told you I’m  SLOW

family room before shot

and this post show’s some of the progress when we got started late last year.

At least I’m slowly getting rid of the dark “country” decor.  I love how much difference it’s made already!!

Leave me some suggestions in the comments!!!!  I need all the help I can get!

***UPDATE FEB 2016***

We moved in June 2014 you can see the Martha Stewart Saybridge Sofa in our new home

Gray Martha Stewart Saybridge Tufted Sofa at TidyMom.net

I get a lot of emails asking me how long we’ve had the sofa and how it’s held up.

in Nov 2015 we got new flooring and I wanted a sectional for our family room, so we moved the Martha Stewart Saybridge sofa and loveseat to our finished basement.  We have had it almost 3 years and it has held up well, other than the seat cushions on the sofa have gotten lumpy (you can see that in the photo above).  Other than that, the fabric and structure has held up very well to daily use.

Macy's Elliot Sectional Sofa in Vintage

We now have laminate floors and Macy’s Elliot Sectional Sofa in Vintage

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