Over the holiday break, I had coffee with an old friend who recently bought her first apartment. We were laughing about that phase after you save up for and then buy your first home and can’t afford to immediately decorate it. I was trying to help her find a decent sofa under $1,000 and kept coming up empty on the style front. Except for the usual suspects (IKEA sofas), everything seemed to get better designed once it crossed the $1,000 mark (though I loved this chaise). I’d given up for a few days when a random Home Decorators Collection catalog ended up in my mailbox. I’ve never shopped there and was about to throw it in the recycling when I happened to notice a pretty gray tufted sofa for only $599! I immediately called my friend and told her I’d found her sofa. She’s got it on order, so fingers crossed, it will look as cute in person, but until then, it appears HDC has a few cute options under $1,000: the Emma Tufted Sofa (my fave, $599), the Olivia Love Seat ($569), the Rockford Sofa ($999, with nailhead trim), the Roberts Tufted Sofa ($679), the Martine Sofa ($799), the Laurel Sectional ($899), the Avery Sofa ($999), the Markham Sofa ($999) and the Gordon Tufted Sofa ($999 in leather). If you’re in the market for a new couch in the new year, click here to see the full range online. And if you’ve got any faves on the more affordable end of the spectrum, feel free to pass along raves/rants below . . . xo, grace
All sofas above from HDC, links in paragraph above.