Our New Teal Blue Sectional

August 25th, 2014

Long time readers know my passion for the color blue, the hue finds its way into so many spaces and projects I touch. I’ve been dreaming of a teal blue sofa for a long time and teal/peacock blue continue to be my all time faves.

When designer Kyle Schuneman (who I interviewed years ago) made the announcement over the summer he had partnered with Apt2B to create a sofa collection, my little heart leapt for joy when I spied one in his collection that had everything I loved in a sectional sofa: clean lines, a bit of tufting, midcentury styling, and that color I adore.

teal sectional sofa apt2b

I crushed hard on the Logan Sectional in Chicago Blue and requested a fabric sample be sent to my door pronto. Upon its arrival, our fate was sealed, the sectional needed to be mine! So I made a bold choice and ordered it from Apt2B for the Nevada house and I’m so so in love with it!

teal logan sofa from apt2b

The fabric is a tweed like poly blend fabric with interwoven threads of deep turquoise, teal blue, and black and the sofa is made in the USA.

pillows on sofa

coffee table and teal sofa

The mustard yellow ikat and zebra pillows are from a local RC Willey; the teal geometric pillows and blue inlay tray are from HomeGoods; the throw blanket and wood lantern are from World Market; the Palm Springs Kayla rug is from Joss & Main; and the coffee table I found for $20 at a thrift store. Chrome base + solid surface top = total score!

We have no television or media stand or curtains or art, but we’re hoping to fill that in time as the renovation continues. For now I’m just enjoying the beauty of our new teal tufted sectional – I want to make out with it but that would be gross and weird so I’ll settle for fondling and caressing its tailored curves…

teal logan sofa

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Today the team at Apt2B is bringing you a giveaway, they’re offering one lucky winner a $500 gift card to their store (they ship all over the US).

Eligibility to win the $500 Gift Card to Apt2B:

1) Pay a visit to Apt2B and pick a favorite home accent! Name it in a comment on this blog post.

One winner, US residents only, winner chosen at random. Giveaway ends Friday August 29th at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

WINNER: Karen Cairns, #704, notified via email.


BOTB 8.22.14

August 22nd, 2014

Well it’s official, the kids returned to school this week and we’re back to our normal routine. I love that annual trip to shop for school supplies, one of my favorite rituals, yours too? This weekend Matt and our little boy took a quick trip to Pennsylvania to see the finals of the Little League World Series with Matt’s brother and his son and from the texts I’ve been getting they’re having a great time. Of course we’re rooting for Team West, go Las Vegas! Here at our casa it’s a girl’s only weekend, we’ve got sleepovers and shopping and pedicures on the agenda, and other girl related fun.

It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ weekend again, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorites from the past few weeks, enjoy these inspiring projects and ideas!

Build and paint a faux burl wood desk with acrylic legs with a tutorial at Brooke Eva.

faux burl wood desk


Tour a super cool shared modern boys superhero room at Classy Clutter.

modern superhero boys room


Make rainy days a bit sunnier with fruit slice umbrellas made by Studio DIY.

fruit slice umbrellas


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