I am trying to start keeping a visual diary about apartment design planning as ideas come to me.  Since I will be moving in with my boyfriend to my first real, all-my-own apartment in August, I want to make sure I keep all my ideas in order.

One of the main things I am planning to splurge on is a really nice couch.  I am very picky.  I want something comfortable, but not something that sucks you down into the cushions so you can't get out.  I also want something that is basic enough to go with a lot of different things (since we know I like bright colors), with a chic modern design.  All that said, I think I have settled on an option (pending on-site comfort test): Room & Board's Jasper Sofa in grey.

I think it would go really nicely with this Jonathan Adler "bargello" pillow that I have been coveting for a while.  I want to put couch + pillow under my favorite painting, done by my friend and fabulous artist Meleko Mokgosi, which was a graduation present from my parents and is splendidly large and in charge (and a little brighter than this picture conveys).

What do you think?

1 comment :

  1. Love seeing this depiction of Meleko's painting on your blog. Just today I installed it in my apartment in Greenfield, MA and I have to say that it astonished my movers. The painting is huge and wonderfully hard to ignore, but the wall in my turn-of-the-century flat holds it beautifully, with room to spare. It's so compelling that it's worth designing an entire room around it, so I appreciate your choice of a neutral but worthy sofa. I only wish I had such a piece to put in front of this wonderful painting. Perhaps photos of its installation can appear on future blogs?