on the hunt: modern slipcovered couches

I've spent the last few months on the hunt for a new sofa. What I was looking for seemed somewhat impossible: a comfortable sofa with modern, clean lines that was slipcovered in a fully washable fabric. And just to make it a little harder: I was trying to find something under $1000.

I found plenty of gorgeous, modern sofas that were stiff and uncomfortable, with back cushions that were comically short. Most were not the least bit washable- which seems sort of insane to me. Between our dog sleeping on the couch for 14 hours a day, and our bad habit of eating dinner in front of the tv, I knew we needed something that could be thrown in the wash when the inevitable wine or food spill occurred. Slipcovers were the obvious answer, but most slipcovered sofas have a very traditional look, with oversized rolled arms and full skirts- not what I was going for. Eventually, I was able to find some options (though most were not in my price range). Read on for my top picks:


i'm baaaaack

Hello friends! Hope you are having a happy 2015 so far. I apologize for the radio silence the last few weeks. Just before the holidays, I herniated a disc in my back, and it hasn't been fun to deal with. Slowly but surely, I'm getting better though, and should be on the mend soon. The only upside was that all the time I spent laid up on the couch inspired me to do a little makeover of our living room. Stay tuned for posts about finding a new couch, rug, and more. Until then, you'll just have to enjoy this adorable injured lamb...