That being said, I assessed my needs & wants in a sofa for our living room as I do for all my clients and this is what I came up with:
Durable fabric to withstand Fergie
Dark color to withstand stains
About 90" to accommodate three people
Three cushions so the three people will have personal space
Good looking- not just functional since it is visible through the front door
a slightly rolled English arm- not too bulky though
No skirt- I wanted exposed legs
Casters- no reason- I just think they are super cool on an exposed leg sofa
Velvety fabric- I just wanted that sexy velvet feel!
After taking all of these needs and wants into consideration it lead me to this beauty....
It is the #3043 Sofa by Lee Industries. (Sorry for the fuzzy picture)
It is upholstered in Carson Sable which is a brown velvety fabric that seems comfy and durable for the dog and kids.
I love the exposed gorgeous wooden legs with the casters- easy to keep clean and Swiff underneath. I especially love that there are three seat cushions- every hiney has a seat. While I loved many sofas with two larger cushions- the living room is where we most often sit when I entertain and I'd hate to have someone sitting on a crack between cushions. At 91" this sofa can comfortably seat three people so now they can each have their own cushion. It's about personal space people...the good news is- it is being delivered on Saturday so I will have it for Thanksgiving! More photos to come...now I need pillows, table, etc....