I really adore this Studio Sofa by Nate Berkus for Home Shopping Network! The green is the perfect olive hue I’ve been lusting after. The velvet fabric adds a touch of richness, while the curved front feet make it a sophisticated little beauty.
I really like an armless loveseat paired with a sofa. It allows you to mix and match pieces without having to worry about how two different arms coordinate. Typically the sofa is the place you go to really relax and recline against the arms. Loveseats aren’t for sprawling, so I don’t think arms are a must-have.
This piece would be the perfect traditional foil to my other modern furnishings (sofa with mid-century flair, Eames lounge chair.) I mentioned before that I didn’t want my space to be too modern or boxy. I’d like a mix of modern, with softer, timeless pieces. Plus lets not forget a touch of boho, and a shimmer of metal.
At 46″ long, it’s quite petite, but would actually fit perfectly in my large front window well. Just enough space for two butts.
And, at $499, the price is quite reasonable.
So why aren’t I picking up the phone to order right now? The weight limit is 250 pounds.
Meaning, in theory, two girls weighing 130, would be too fat to sit on this studio “sofa.”
My boyfriend and I (slim people) would surely cause it to fall apart.
Does this seem a little bit ridiculous to you?
I know Nate was trying to make an affordable piece, but why make a sofa large enough for two, if it cannot sustain the weight of two adults? And while usually only one person would sit there at a time, I would like to have flexibility for when we have parties. And what about some of J’s friends who are over the 250 limit on their own? Would I have to ask them NOT to sit there because, ahem, they might break it?
And WHY does the video show Nate and a grown woman together on the sofa?? Damn you Nate! Damn you for teasing me with your sexy little sofa and then Not delivering the necessary goods.
Don’t you just hate pretty things that aren’t practical?