I’m back! And I missed you all! My kids finished their last week of school and it was so jam packed I barely had time to sleep let alone blog. But we made it! At our house it’s now officially summer! I can’t tell you how good it feels to take break from all the things school brings. (I’m sure I don’t need to tell most of you.. you know!) When my kids were little summer felt like more of a struggle, but as my kids get older and more busy and involved in activities I am cherishing our low key summers with family time more every year. We are ready for this break!
I have so many things to share with you all I don’t even know where to start! So today I’ll just start with a couch. My Pottery Barn Comfort Roll Arm Sectional. I get asked so many questions about our family room couch so I’m sharing a few details today along with some theatre room progress! That also involves a PB Comfort Roll Arm Sectional.
Because I’m never predictable and I don’t buy multiples of things I like. Ha. :)
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This picture was taken soon after we moved into our home (about 4 years ago) and I was just starting to decorate. I knew I wanted a sectional because of the spacing in this room and sat on what felt like hundreds of couches to find “the one.” The PB Comfort Roll Arm Sectional was hands down my favorite. I love the look and style but mostly am a fan of how comfortable it is. So comfortable! We customized it to fit the room size and went with the roll arm vs. a square arm.
We have loved this couch and I look forward to crashing on it at the end of each day! The only thing I haven’t loved is the material we chose (which I get asked about a lot!). For this couch I chose “Flax” Textured Basketweave (Fabric Grade D). I LOVE the look. And HATE the way it stains. I knew I was getting into trouble going with a linen and not getting a performance fabric, but at the time the performance fabric options at PB weren’t as appealing. I really wanted this fabric and thought we could keep it mostly clean. And we have. The kids are pretty careful, but accidents always happen and while most of the couch looks good, if you look up close there are a handful of spots and stains. Not a huge deal, but if I were buying this again now I would get one of PB’s Performance Fabrics like we put on the couch in our living room. Things wipe off so easily with the Performance fabrics and they have so many better options available now!
The most common question I get asked about this couch (after what is the fabric) is about how the cushions are holding up!
Not bad! They are a little more squishy.. especially the few we crash on the most often, but I like a “lived in” look so they don’t bother me at all. We chose a slipcover for this couch and will probably replace this fabric with a Performance fabric that has a similar look in the next year or two.
So when I last shared Theatre Room progress it looked like this.
While we aren’t completely finished, things are looking a lot more put together and we have a couch! Another PB Comfort Roll Arm Sectional to be exact. You can customize these couches so we made this one bigger to fill the room and added a chaise. We also went with an upholstered couch to mix things up (I’m tricky like that) and a performance fabric knowing that this room will be mostly used by kids. With popcorn and treats in hand. :)
We also have fabric on the walls in this space and I’ll share better pics of that in a post when I finally finish the lingering details that need to be wrapped up this room. Hopefully this summer!
The fabric I chose for this couch is “Pebble” Premium Performance Basketweave (Fabric Grade P) and I love it! It has a similar look/style as the family room Flax fabric I have, but this fabric has more of a grey undertone. (It’s hard to tell the difference in these pictures!)
I knew I wanted this same couch for our theatre room because I have loved our family room couch so much! And I wanted more of a family room feel for this room vs. the theatre style of chairs. We can fit a lot of kids on this couch! And pile more on the floor. Mission accomplished. :)
I also recently decided on a rug for this space and am excited to get some color in this room! I choose this Kala printed rug in “midnight.”
It was on sale for a great price (still is!) and I love the shade of blue. I still need to slide it up under the couch a bit more. It’s soft and durable and just what we needed to protect the carpet and add some personality to this space. I’ve been having a love affair with blue/nay rugs lately!
Like I said, I’m never predictable and don’t buy multiples of things I really like. :)
If any of you have other questions about my Pottery Barn Comfort Roll Arm Sectional let me know! I’ll answer them in comments and I’ll add them to this post. For now, the kids’ backpacks are cleaned out and put away in our mudroom lockers! Let the summer fun begin!