Searching for the living room love seat has been secondary to finding the all important, and yet oh so elusive sleeper sofa and love seat for the den. Why? Because while it would be nice to have the living room more furnished than it currently is, we’ve already had a few guests sleep over on my rattan sofa and on an inflatable mattress and I’m a bit embarrassed about our lack of hospitality.
It turns out needing something seems to put it just out of reach. Not needing something allows it to just show up and say hello. Such was the case yesterday when we strolled into a Haverty’s to see what they had, with no expectation of finding anything we might want or need. We looked at every sofa/love seat they had in stock and with each one, we managed to find something wrong — no solids, only striped fabric, nail heads on everything, weird arm styles, etc.
As we were about to leave the store, Tim spied a very mid-century modern sofa – cool looking, but not really right for our house. We went to gawk at it anyway and there, just behind it was a hidden gem. It was hiding — in plain sight! — in the front of the store.
The good news: It is the “just right” love seat for our living room that we weren’t expecting to find. (Right size, right color, comfy cushions, in stock and available almost immediately! )The even better news: We’ll have it in time for the holidays. To the above left is a color corrected picture of our new love seat from the Haverty’s web site.