Friday, August 7, 2009
I'm sorry, how much does that cost??
So, I had a follow-up consult with Casey our designer friend, to discuss such items as paint color for the trim in the entry way, recessed lighting in the kitchen and reconfiguring the family room.
Now, mind you, we are not the type of people who regularly meet with a designer, nor do we have an open-ended expense account. But, as I mentioned in a previous post, her original consult was my Mother’s Day gift. So, we’re moving along to see what projects we can do, obviously the more affordable, low-hanging fruit being first.
She brought a catalog with her and showed me a sofa from Pearson Company that another client recently purchased and had upholstered in a houndstooth fabric. It looked lovely. Casey highly recommended this brand because the furniture is supposedly well-made, long-lasting and perfect for families with young children.
She then said she’d e-mail me an estimated cost in the afternoon. I got back to work and when the e-mail arrived, my neck snapped back. Is that really how much a sofa costs? Good God.
Now having seen some of these styles she recommended, though, perhaps we can find something similar in a more affordable price range. Several furniture sales are going on, including those at Arhaus and Pottery Barn. I just want to make sure the furniture is of a good quality and will last many years.
Dear readers, if any of you have a sofa brand or furniture company that you would recommend, I would love to hear about it. We’re looking for something stylish, yet durable, that can withstand two active children, a dog and adults who may want take an occasional nap. :)