The renovation of our apartment ended the first part of September. We started bringing in the furniture only to find out that the stairwell is/was a tight little monster that wouldn't let our armoire pass through. Finding this out put a thorn in our happy moment of accomplishment. We had to take the armoire back to Marseille.
At least we hadn't ordered the box springs for the bed. There is always a silver lining in ever disappointment. Or at least I like to believe that there is.
We ordered double box springs for the queen size bed, and managed to bring them upstairs without a problem.
Elizabeth, a friend who I met through blogging, had asked me months ago if she could rent the apartment. I told her I thought it be ready but to have a back up plan. A few weeks before Elizabeth arrived I told her that the apartment was completed, but the decor was not. I mentioned that we did not have a canape (sofa in English) but that there were armchairs. She didn't mind.
Via Ebay Refaire Canape
(Canape NO WAY as French Husband said so.)
After Elizabeth, Lorna another blogging friend, came to stay in the apartment. A whole month went by before we were able to go back and start up where we left off.
So the apartment has been renovated, lived in and yet not completely finished. I don't want to add photos until the big moment of "DA-DA!"
The next step is to hang the charcoal drawings of the nude men, bring in the details that make a place a home and find a canape.
Which brings me to the reason of this blog post:
Which sofa should I buy? I have listed the ones I like.
The canape must be large enough to be comfortable but small enough to fit up the stairwell.
200cm x 80cm x 50cm is the maximum. I prefer a dark grey, or sand color canape. It must be comfortable or French Husband will not go for it... he wants it to be new.
The ones listed fit the bill... more or less.
Let me know which one you like by email or in the comment section.
And or if you have any ideas or leads for me.
(Canape Too Cute, and too small... but a sure bet to fit up the stairwell.)
(Canape Gris as in Grey)
I like the feet on this one. French Husband (Mr. No Fun) simply stated:
"What do the feet have to do with comfort?"
I replied, Have you ever tried standing on your hips?" He didn't get my stupid joke.
This is one of French Husband's favorite. I don't mind it... it is a far cry from anything I have ever bought. A girl can change, I can change his mind, not that I ever would.
I have to be sure it comes in two parts.
(Canape Zenna comes in Voilette, Apple Green, Grey (!) and Orange.
Guess which color I like the best?
(Canape Forget About It.)
An old canape that I found on EBAY but oh well, I have to respect the rules.
(Canape Antoinette as in Marie.)
The color is not my favorite, though I like the style.
Fits the bill.
(Canape Too Cool.)
I think it might be too big. Do you like it?
(Canape Sacha, I added it because of the name!)
French Husband's says, I am cheating by adding the ones I like by putting them in a scene verses just a photo of the bare canape.
He knows me well.
Which one would you buy if you had to pick one of them?