Playing Catch Up & Design Trend

Well, I am trying to dig out after a totally fun and relaxing getaway with some girlfriends.  I love getting away but totally hate having to play catch up after a break (I know you know what I'm talking about here).  But I plan to hit the ground running and make it happen.  

So, on Friday, I left you all with a bit of a teaser.  The reason I asked you to say a little prayer for my husband was not because I left him here with the kiddos, all their activities and more laundry than I care to admit.  I asked for the prayer because our house looked as though a bomb had exploded.   We are finally having our kitchen cabinetry painted!!!  So, all the kitchen goodies from pots and pans to food in the pantry is piled on every available surface in our house.  The project should be finished by the end of this week with pictures to follow.  So stay tuned.  I promise to share all the details with you.  BTW, he seemed to manage fine - lots of take out and trips to his sister's house for food! Now, if I can just get everything finished and put back together.    

In the meantime, I wanted to talk to you about a design trend that's making a huge come back - It's sectionals.  They are popping up in lots of spaces.  No, these are not the sectionals of years past.  Most have fresh modern lines that can take a space from OK to totally WOW.  Here are just a few of my favorites. . .  

Love the contrasting welting and nailhead trim on this one.

Although I usually recommend staying away from a pattern on such a large upholstered piece, the pattern is light and airy and reads like a solid in this example.  Also, love the contrast with the wall color.

OK, this is from Caitlin Creer Interiors, and it's my all time favorite sectional.  I love how she has used this piece to create a secondary focal point with the TV.  Her fabric choice is perfect for hiding dirt in a high traffic area and with the pops of color from other accessories it still feels current.

Look at all the tufting and nailheads on this one!! LOVE it.

Even in a small space, sectionals can work. 

This one takes an otherwise shabby chic space and gives it a mad men flare.  

That's it for today!  Have a great start to your week. M.


  1. I love that these sectionals can look casual but not cheap and frumpy. They are functional but really nice looking too. Love that small space one second from the bottom. Sounds like your hubby did well and looking forward to seeing your cabinets too!

  2. I have never been a fan but that's starting to change. They're so inviting for a family room, and isn't that what we want? Stop by if you get a chance, I'd love to get your opinion at my blog!

  3. I'm with you, Mandi-- there are some wonderful modern takes on the sectional available now. How exciting to be getting your kitchen painted! No wonder you wanted to get away (wink wink)... can't wait to see!
    xo Heidi

    PS - giveaway on the blog this week if you want to pop over!

  4. GREAT PICS:) I really like your much nice inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.

    LOVE Maria at

  5. I can't get off your blog. I was just looking at that AD tufted sectional on new hunt.


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