Originally Posted by iammatt
I'd like something about half to two-thirds what we have, and could never live in a place the size of the house I grew up in. I'd get lonely, and angry at upkeep. Space can be way overrated, at least to me.
Well, my parents' house is big enough, but far from palatial, so I happily imagine an upgrade to something similar one day
Originally Posted by Pennglock
You've chosen the finest sofa ever designed, in a very nice color and fabric. Well done and ubiquity be damned in this case.
Thanks. We looked at dozens of contemporary designs. A giant portion seem to be heavily inspired by the Florence Knoll, and we tended to gravitate toward them. The ones less heavily inspired tended to have features we didn't like and wouldn't work in our small space--low and chunky seems to be all the rage these days. Perhaps I'm misguided, but I don't like the slip cover costruction typical of so many current Italian designs. The covers always look a little messy.
At the end, we figured there was no point in straying from the original unless construction or quality were going to be problematic.