Our new sofa

Mr Cat

A few weeks ago Kevin and I went to Heal’s and bought the most amazing sofa in the world ever. We knew it was long. And we knew it might not fit up the stairs. But we secretly wished it would fit up the stairs so we bought it anyway.

And it doesn’t fit up the stairs.

So we have got a really amazing sofa now in the kitchen. And it looks SO amazing there. Except it’s probably going to get a bit dirty and jumped on and stop being such a beautiful special sofa. So this weekend it’s getting moved to the sunroom aka the new office.


It’s going to be a huge disappointment putting the horrid old white IKEA sofa back into the kitchen after the splendour of the Chrysanthemum velvet sofa which has transformed the room into a burst of crimson wonder. Bet you didn’t know sofa is called a couch in New Zealand. Lots of couches on villa verandahs in Auckland. Ha.

Of course you know what this means. Don’t you.
Yes. We are going to have to get another new sofa for the kitchen.
Not as good as the marvellous crimson chrysanthemum. But something that can withstand the children’s mucking about, eating and jumping and generally harassing the cats.

Poor old cats.

Like Hotlips Hoolihan the sofa is. Yeah. That’s a good name for our new sofa. Hotlips Hoolihan.






6 responses to “Our new sofa”

  1. Nicky at Not My Mother avatar

    I’m sure you don’t need to be told about Bemz.com, but there are some pretty fabulous ikea couch covers there. They don’t fit into my house so I think you should buy them instead 🙂

  2. Nicky at Not My Mother avatar

    (oh, and I love the pinky red velvet with cat attachment!)

  3. Clare avatar

    Sofa/couch.Hmm I think in Oz it is a couch.Unless you have Uk background or spend your time reading Uk interiors mags.So for me its sofa. Sofa is much more worthy sounding of a pinky red velvet chrysanthemum Hotlips Hoolihan thing anyway. I think everyone should have one. It sounds like a “need” to me.

  4. Yvonne avatar

    Why don’t you buy a cool Designers Guild or Marimekko slipcover for the Ikea sofa from Bemz? Such a waste not to put the sofa upstairs though – such a waste …

  5. tiel avatar

    we have that problem too. Our couch doesn’t fit through the door. It resides in the room off the kitchen area. I love having the couch in the heart of the house, but its the wrong shape and size. I’m confused as to where you are these days, UK or NZ?

  6. kate avatar

    i’m in canada and we generally call them couches too…sounds like a lovely one!

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