We are not only changing the look of our kitchen but the living/dining room. Those of you who have read my blog for a while will know I had an English library look to the room. We had furniture which my husband picked out which was typically English. With my bad back, the furniture we had was becoming very uncomfortable. After my quilt group was here in October, I was having very bad pain from sitting on our chairs all evening and we decided we had to go out and search for some new dining room chairs. Now I love the look of my old Windsor chairs but they lean back just slightly and I need straight backs. So we went to a couple of shops and finally found what we wanted at the last one BUT one thing lead to another...
These are the four new dining room chairs. I think they really go nicely with our antique table.
But as we were choosing the chairs, I spied this set of couches. I have always wanted tweed fabric on my furniture. I love the robust country feel of tweed. Seeing the fabric made me go sit on one of the couches. It was just right as Goldie Locks would say! It had a harder seat and I could actually get up in one movement. I normally have to be very careful with our old furniture which was far too deep and soft for me. It was more in line with what my tall Dutchman likes but I have actually put my back out standing up from the couch before. After much discussion, he decided to go back to the shop and order these couches to be delivered with the chairs. I am not sure about my red wall now. What do you think?
I had made this quilt recently and it works just perfectly with the color of the couches. I was thinking last night that I will also bring down the knitted patchwork afghan my mother made for me to hang over the other couch. It is a cream color and I think will look really nice.
One item that remains and fits in very well is my leather chair and ottoman.