Monday, January 23, 2012

modern couch makeover

I am in need of a new couch.

Unfortunately, the couches I am going to post wouldn't actually work in my space at all. I am in an old building. The space has old bones. Awkward layouts abound. But for fun, I'll still post them anyway!

Couch One: These couches are from Apt 5 Designs. Their sleek design would appeal in either small or large living spaces. My favorite part about this is that they show you how you can sit and/or relax on the couch. I can imagine the problems that would arise upon entering the store.

Jane: I love this couch!
Jim: Huh? This doesn't look like a regular couch. How does it work? Do I...sit on it? Lay? Crouch? 
Jane: Don't worry, Jim. They give us some pictures so we know how to use it. See here? You thought you were supposed to just lie back but the truth is you need to have your arm folded up in the air whilst relaxing.

I actually like the couches but for me, couches are all about comfort. If I doubt I can nap comfortably, I am not all that interested.

Couch Two: How do I feel about this? I have to say---not so great. This feels like it belongs in one of those upscale, uptight offices that interview rejects sit on while waiting for their turn with HR. It's cold and unappealing. And frankly, the only people who purchase couches with white cushions are people who don't plan on sitting on them because they're in one of their many rooms in their 10,000 square foot home.