The move from a teeny Tribeca apartment into a house has been an adjustment. You have to learn the neighborhood, the restaurants, all the service providers (I now have “a guy” for everything) and of course the people. Although on that front I appear to be lucky as I have met some wonderful ladies up here. But one of the most daunting tasks—albeit a fun one—has been trying to furnish and decorate the house.
We are going through that process one room at a time and, not surprisingly, we started with our “den”. We started before we even moved in by looking for a couch. Anyone who has shopped for a couch, so I guess that means everyone, has been through this Goldilocks process; some are too hard, some are too soft, some are too shallow, some are too deep. Luckily, we found one that was just right, the Emory Three Piece Sectional from Arhaus, a store I had of course heard of but never before visited–it’s amazing. Not only is the couch huge, but its soft and yet firm, and the material reminds me of a Chanel tweed jacket.
Next, we needed an outdoor table so we could take advantage of the end of summer. We looked around and couldn’t find anything we liked, principle because we wanted something different than that ornamental metal that seems so pervasive. Once I again I found myself at Arhaus. We got the Stuart set with grey cushions which picks up the colors inside. That was important for us because we have two French doors that lead out from the den onto the deck.
Moving back into the den, we spent the better part of a month hunting for an accent chair, rug and coffee table. The rug and the table proved the hardest challenges. One night, however, I was checking emails and saw one from Arhaus. I went to the site and within 10 minutes had decorated the rest of the room with the Marciano Grey Rug , a Bingham Grey Chair and the Buchon Coffee Table. (A little self shout-out, the painting seen behind the chair is an LBW original; 1 of 1.)
Tonight, when I sat down on my couch to think about what to post, I put my feet up on my table, while my daughter rolled around on our rug and I reflected “Arhaus”, more like “my house”, and thought I would share my discovery with all of you in the hope that it may help someone out there make the transition from 850 square feet just a little bit easier.
NYC location: 410 W. 13th Street (212) 337-9853