New Family Home #8: Honey, We Have a Sofa!

How many months does it take to finish a home? Many, especially if you are your own designer. Sara Kate's been wanting a sofa, but I wanted the p e r f e c t sofa - one that would fit up our four story walkup and into our slim door and which would be super comfy, stylish and modern. We wavered between the Lubi Daybed from CB2, which was nice and affordable and the Princess Daybed at Calypso Home (as in Princess and the Pea)....

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Both had the right footprint and suited our taste, but I was loathe to plunk down $800 on the Lubi, when I knew I probably wouldn't want it in my home in five years. The Princess Daybed was my dream - made by the French company, Caravane, it was a base and three thin cushions made of all natural fibers and fillers and had a much more durable and luxurious feeling to it. It was, however, much much more expensive. So we waited...

And waited....

And waited....

For what? For some excuse or some more money allow us to purchase the thing. As luck would have it, I was walking by Calypso two weeks ago and found that they had put all their Caravan furniture on sale at 40% off! Pulling out my credit card, I ordered my dream daybed immediately and they had it delivered about a week later.

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This is Caravane's other sofa design

Turns out, this is the first sofa that either of us has ever purchased for our own home. We were so excited we jumped on it and flopped on it all last week. The nice thing about this is that this really can be a bed for guests, and the cushions can even be moved to the floor to accommodate two separate guests.

Now we just need to make sure that Ursula doesn't go near it with any of the ink pens she steals from our bags...

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