At the whopping age of 44, I have purchased my very first grown-up piece of furniture (according to my BFF Terry). Her direct quote makes the title of this post.
Simple and sleek, this couch (plus a few inches and a few throw pillows) will be coming to live with me in about 10-12 weeks. And where did I find this precious piece of artwork that I can sit on? Yes, you guessed it, at that very grown-up store with the very grown-up prices - Ethan Allen.
I heart Ethan Allen.
I always have hearted Ethan Allen.
I have never walked into an Ethan Allen before as I just knew I could never walk out with anything except a very green with envy complexion for those who can afford to shop there.
I had to do some deep breathing, and I do have to recognize this couch cost more than my entire living room set of two couches a side chair and an ottoman did the last time I shopped. But those pieces have almost all invariably and literally fallen to pieces with shredded fabric and stuffing. I was assured by the very classy lady in pearls who helped me pick out fabrics, I will never experience that end with this couch.
To complicate matters, I - of course - fell in love with a very expensive fabric....(on left)
...that I smartly used for 2 of the 4 throw pillows instead of the entire couch. The fabric on right (which didn't come out right in photo) is a herring bone heavy wear fabric that is NOT white (Really! it is like a taupe and tan herring bone) and will be the body of the couch and the other two pillows.
All in all - I came in just at/slightly over with tax budget. And I think I love it. So now the only problem is I feel the need to change out my window treatments, the ottoman, the coffee table, and maybe even the rug. But I think I'll try some of the less grown-up stores for those....maybe.