Oh hai. I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been on a summer vacation of sorts! In the past month, I’ve been more places than Johnny Cash. (And he’s been everywhere, man.) But I’m getting back into a groove even Stella couldn’t handle, so I had to share my latest find.
Hot off the presses, the 2012 fall catalog from Gus* boasts some pretty boss couches. My current infatuation is the new Adelaide Sofa (regularly $1,999; currently on sale for $1,599). I’m in the market for a new couch and wanted to go for a midcentury look that still feels modern and comfortable. That’s where Adelaide comes in.
At 84″ wide, it’s long enough to stretch out and relax or invite Don Draper over to, er … watch “Mad Men.” The retro tapered legs are eco-friendly and FSC-certified to support the responsible management of forests. I stopped by a dealer to check out fabric samples, and am choosing the Muskoka Shale over the über-soft Cashmere Carbon for a truly 60s ad agency office look.
An honorable mention goes to the Atwood Sofa in the brilliant blue Muskoka Surf fabric, which gives the traditional, tufted design a contemporary feel.
Toronto-based Gus* is having a Summer Sale, with 20% off sectionals, sofas, sleepers, chairs and ottomans for a limited time (sources say ’til Aug. 19). While you can’t order directly from the site, Gus* offers a handy map to help you locate local retailers. Most shipping and handling fees seem to run around $99—not bad, eh?
So if any of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce men (i.e., Roger or Don) would like to come over for cocktails, Adelaide and I will be waiting.
Photo credit: Gus*