Torn - that is what I feel. I know the sofa shape I would like, but you can buy it new or hunt for it in antique shops, ebay or at markets. I know what we would like it covered in - grey wool flannel - like wearing a comfy pea-coat - marvelous, and unfortunately because George Smith is out of the budget for this purchase, I truly am torn.
It is near impossible to find the 'clean/elegant' sofa I'm looking for and I do not, repeat do not, believe in the mantra "That will do for now". That mantra means a whole lot of land-fill.
So there are two options. The first is the above sofa from sofa.com. They look better in the flesh than the website which is unusual, and they are a good price. I'm slightly uncomfortable with only a 5 year warranty..... and I'm slightly uncomfortable that I'm slightly uncomfortable. So whilst I know this sofa - lovely that it is - is waiting and available within 2 weeks - even that makes me slightly uncomfortable, I shall trek around the countryside to see if I can rescue something and put it in the hands of a skilled artisan. Keep the sofa alive and keep the upholsterer in business.
Did you follow my mental struggle there?
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