Why the Article Sven Sofa is perfect for LIVING in your living room. From movie and game nights, to cuddling, napping, and playing, this sofa has been through it all with us. Here’s why we love it so much after 2+ years.
This post is written in partnership with Article furniture. All opinions are my own.
On Sunday, Michael and I realized this is our 3rd Christmas in this house. We moved into the house in August a little over 2 years ago, and it’s been SUCH a good fit for us in so many ways. We love our neighborhood, our schools, and our community, and feel SO happy to be where we are.
During our years of living in apartments and then a rental, we always had restrictions on our decorating. First, it was budget (we were college students when we got married, then had kids young, and then Michael went back to grad school). Then, it was landlord restrictions (no painting or remodeling allowed!), so things like carpet, cabinets, and paint colors weren’t ever up to us.
As this house was being finished, we both looked forward to getting to live somewhere that felt like US. We envisioned lots of the big things, from paint colors and flooring, to cabinets and shutters, to landscaping and the exterior. But just as important was a house we felt we could really LIVE in.
One of my big design rules is that our house has to be kid-friendly and family friendly. I don’t want to spend my time trying to keep everyone off the furniture, or have my heart broken if a stuffed animal goes flying or tiny hands touch something.
That said, I ALSO really want to bring in pieces that feel pretty, functional AND durable, and sometimes it seems you have to choose between looks and function. That is, until I found my dream sofa…