Sofa find.. talk me into/out of..
I have wanted to replace my sofa almost since I bought it but it was a big splurge so I've been toughing it out. Now that I am moving into a smaller home, the scale of the sofa no longer works so I've been keeping an eye out for a new one (even though it's not in budget). I've been thinking I'd like to try a chesterfield this time around.. but then I happened on this second hand regency style from Lillian August.. and I fell in love.
I love that it has formal lines but that the seat cushion and pillows make it more casual and inviting. I'd swap out the red and add more throw pillows and two bolsters.
Problem is.. it's not a low-cost CL sofa, it's about the cost of a decent mid-level new sofa from say, Crate & Barrel. I didnt really have a new sofa budgeted but I am considering forgoing some other purchases to make this work. I really think I'd have fun building a room around it.
Should I listen to Pal's advice from a week ago.."just because it's beautiful doesn't mean you should get it"? Or should I follow my heart and go see it?
(additional info.. I havent seen it in person yet so I don't know if it's comfortable. Also, it says there is some "very minor soiling in areas". Not sure what that means until I see it. I could reupholster.. but not right away given that it wasn't in the budget. )