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This sofa is my biggest triumph yet. I mean, have you seen the colour?
Let’s be honest, most anything can be justified by a carefully curated Pinterest board – this swing, for instance, was a hard sell to my significant, overly-pragmatic other. (A conversation that went a little like: “But WHY do we need a swing in the middle of the flat?” “I dunno honey, WHY do we need an appendix?! You know what, NO SEX.” “OK FINE HANG YOUR SWING”) This sofa is my biggest triumph yet. I mean, have you seen the colour? And I know to some of you a 2.5-seater is basically an armchair but by London standards it’s half the flat. Yet, I managed it. I sold the idea of a baby pink sofa to a Viking metal-head who only owns black t-shirts with either thunderbolts or illustrated virgins sacrificed on it. And he loves it.

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From left to right: Potz Wonen interiors, Annika von Holdt, Skandiform designs

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As much as I like giving my boards all the credit, what really piqued my – and later his – interest was the fact that this sofa was built and assembled in London, not 10 minutes’ walk from where we used to live back when we were students. Deep in The Sofa and Chair Company’s extensive showroom floor, hides a little fantastical room, filled floor-to-ceiling with pastel-coloured foam panels, with a hole in the floor that reveals Narnia. Amongst the pushing, pulling, drilling and hammering, there are glimpses of a Mayfair headboard, or a velvet chaise longue. That’s how Rose was built, six weeks of adept hands stretching the cotton Kobe Samba-38 across a 2.5-seater frame, 38 buttons pulled deep into the blue foam (on the plush end) and finished off with a grey piping and matching dark grey legs. And the best part is, all it had to do was to travel just under 11 miles to get to its home.

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six weeks later…
I am elated to announce the birth of rose haribo park jr.

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Disclaimer: this was entirely a personal initiative as part of the #PCMove, but discount was kindly given by The Sofa & Chair Company.

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  1. Great clasic style design…amd nice fabrics proposals.

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  2. Wow! :) I love it so much, and the fact that it now belongs to a “metal-head” is so cute..haha ! Happy to find your beautiful blog, your work is inspiring! :)

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  3. Alice

    The results are absolutely fantastic, what a beautiful and regal couch! Totally obsessed.

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  4. Awesome post!

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  5. beautiful!

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  6. I love its name haha and the cute gif!

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  7. Beautiful photos

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  8. Great post :)
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  9. That is a gorgeous piece though. Now I’ve got to go pin a million photos of pink couches.

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  10. Love the gorgeous blush hue! Suits your home perfectly.

    Avanti
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  12. Oh my, that is one gorgeous 2.5 sofa! You did a great job on picking out the right shade. x

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  13. Its a Great clasic style design

  14. I need to learn your negotiating skills. This pink sofa is EVERYTHING! And 2.5 seater is actually bigger than my flat here in London.

  15. Amazing photos!!

    L.A

  16. Such a beautiful sofa! Mine is currently a black leather number that came with my rented falt. Not ideal and literally everything just slides right off it – cushions, throws, me while I’m trying to watch netflix.

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  17. Love the colour, your living room looks fab!

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  18. What I would really like to know, is how you convinced your overly pragmatic significant other to agree to a pink sofa – I feel like I need to be taking mental notes for the future!

    I love that colour, but more so that it was made somewhere special and close to your heart, kind of makes hanging out on it even more fun!

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  19. The color is so beautiful, and everything about it fits so perfectly in your apartment and with your aesthetic!

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  20. Oh my, my eyes! <3

  21. This place looks beautiful!

    xo

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  22. That design is to die for! If only I could sell this idea to the bf.. That motion gif cracked me up to bits by the way!
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  23. Wow, that sofa is wonderfully well contructed! And to think it was a local craftsman who made it is crazy! Its always nice when the things you buy are made so close to home, right? I am personally a huge fan of locally sourced products, so as soon as I read in your post that the sofa was made mere stones-throw away from where you used to live, my eyes gleefully lit up!

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  24. wow, i can´t agree more, i really really love your stunning sofa! what a marvellous colour. btw, i like your “gif” hihi

  25. the sofa is so beautiful i shed tears a bit (along with the laughter from your words. and dance!)

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  27. Completely crushing over the couches. Adorable!

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  29. Beautiful, love it!

  30. I love it!

  31. This color is so lovely and so sweet, the design is great too <3

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