We have spent the last few months putting some nice design touches into our new house – sofas, lights and coffee tables. Picking sofas and armchairs was more difficult than we thought, but I’ve finally got around to taking some pictures of the ones we finally chose.


We had used an interior designer – Niamh MacGowan – when we originally picked paint colours for the two living rooms (see before and after photos here). She had great experience of using a UK-based company called Sofa.com because of how well built their furniture was so she recommended them.

The problem is that we didn’t want to buy armchairs online without actually sitting on them first. However Sofa.com do have showrooms all over the UK, so the next time I was in London I popped in. They have dozens of fabric samples for all of their range which you can either pick up in store, or they’ll post out to you for free. I brought a dozen samples home with me and after painting the room we picked an armchair and a loveseat from the same range. They have a bunch of different types of legs as well, including ones with casters if that’s what you’re into.

This armchair is part of their Aldernay range, and is finished in Amalfi soft wool. The scatter cushion is from their Hunza range.



The loveseat is just the two-person version of the armchair above. This is also from the Aldernay range,is finished in Dijon soft wool. The scatter cushion is from their Hunza range.


Main Sofa

This is our main sofa that we use in the evening in the darker of our living rooms. It is a 4-seater and came from the fantastic 1933 Furniture Company based in Navan. It is from their Oscar range.

We have covered it with a Denim Lambswool throw from Avoca.



This is a great sofa for the lighter of our living rooms and we tend to sit on it while eating breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning. We were keen to get the sofabed version to make it a bit more practical for when friends and family wanted to crash. It came from DFS and looks great in the bay window.

We have covered it with a Mahon Lambswool throw from Avoca.


Get in touch and let us know what you think!

– Seán

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