champagne tastes on a beer budget…

sigh… so I’ve been thinking about our nearly 16 year old sofa and thinking it’s time for a change.  What I’d really like to get is a nice leather Chesterfield…

Love this article by Samuel Botero

My favorite sofa is the chesterfield sofa done in very soft glove leather. You can’t cheat with this sofa. The cost could range from $12,000 to $25,000. A special consideration when buying a chesterfield sofa is the height of the back and the arms. It should be low enough that you can sit comfortably with your arms resting on the back. The detailing is key here; detail and workmanship is the hallmark of a proper chesterfield. The finish of the arm fascia cannot be tucked, it has to be piped and fan pleated. The proper depth and scale of the tufting is essential. Look at a top quality antique English chesterfield and you will know what to look for.

Read more: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/resources/features/2007/10/sofas_slideshow_102007_1#ixzz1OhaIoTNR

I am surprised at how much my tastes have changed over the years.  I’ve moved away from the whole country living thing (mostly) and am leaning toward slightly more contemporary stylings.  I think it mostly has to do with wanting to streamline (no matter how reluctant I am to delve into the boxes piled in the hall closet and attic.)  Of course this also means that the likelihood of my owning a good quality Chesterfield is pretty slim in this life.  I can think of so many other uses for $12-25k!  So, I’m thinking I’ll recover the much loved/much used sofa we have now and start a little savings jar for something closer to my dream…

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