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Back in April 2017, when we were first handed the keys to this house, it went something like this…
Paint everything possible in the living room, breakfast nook, and dining room. Haul a million boxes into random rooms hoping they land in the right places…
And, oh yeah, buy a sofa. Check!
I’ve mentioned before that we really did like our IKEA Farlov considering the relatively inexpensive price tag.
But one grievance I had was washing the slipcover. Seriously, I have a hard enough time staying on top of the regular laundry around here, and while slipcovers do have their perks, it got real old real fast.
So when Modsy asked me if I’d like to share a pet/kid-friendly sofa from their new Minna Home line, plus give one away to one of y’all, my thought immediately was, “I don’t have to wash a slipcover ever again! Freedom!”
I’ve shared Modsy with y’all before when we were stuck on our breakfast nook’s awkward layout and their design service helped see its potential. (We’re currently wrapping up that little makeover next week!)
The great thing about the Minna Home line is that you can upload photos of your space onto the Modsy website and see exactly what it will look like in your home. So we were able to see our new sofa in action before it arrived at our house.
I sometimes get commitment issues with big furniture purchases, so I love having that feature.
And now here’s the new look!
We ended up going with the Remy sofa in Dawson Platinum. It’s the perfect medium neutral gray without having any weird undertones.
The fabric is super durable, easy to clean, and meant to stand up against all of the messes from kids and pets. And they’re custom made in the U.S. using eco-friendly materials.
Update | August 2022: After two years of owning this sofa, the fabric still looks really good! It has a couple of small stubborn spots, but mostly I’m really impressed with how the fabric has handled the messes of two kids and a dog. As for comfort, the back cushions did sag a bit over time. But the bad part about this sofa is it really never softened up and remained on the firm side, which wasn’t very comfortable. Having very little lumbar support, this sofa aggravated Robert’s back and he ended up needing chiropractic adjustments to help.
The Minna Home line has 7 other styles along with chair options too. It was a close call between our Remy and the Cybil sofa for us.
What do you think of this living room’s new look now?!
The longer that we’re in this house, the more I get a feel for the direction of our style. I’m just glad our kiddos can still be their rough and tough selves, and I won’t have to wrestle slipcovers anymore. Woot!