The other night I stopped off at Macy's on my way home. My best friend's newborn's baptism is on Sunday and while I think I have the right dress for it, I needed a few accessories. The mall closest to me is old and poorly set up so instead of parking in the front and wandering throughout, I drove around to the back so I could park right next to the entrance to Macy's, which put me at the basement. Which means that as I went to the escalator to take me up to the women's department, I passed the furniture department. Which meant couches!
I had found the Chloe Metro couch online a while ago. Probably before I even bought my house. I frequently scour the internet looking for new and different items and I vaguely remember someone talking favorably about Macy's furniture on a Washington Post chat. So that's probably what prompted that search.
It's a very pretty couch - feminine, tufted but with streamlined arms. Very much a "me" couch. Even better? It's only $900. Right now it's on sale for $700. Can't beat that with a bat.
And I've had it in my head that maybe this is the year I finally get a new couch and get rid of the one that was my dad's from the 1960's. I know he bought it from a department store, but I can't remember which one. It was moderately priced so very well could have been Macy's.
So I took the time to do a sit test on the Chloe. It's a nice couch. The velvet is soft and it's actually polyester so I imagine would be not horrible to spot-clean. It's a pretty shade of cream and seems long enough to curl up on for a nap (I was in a dress so didn't fully stretch out. Though I so would). And the cushions are comfortable enough for napping.
But it's low. Too low for me. My knees went up above my thighs when I sat down on the couch and I kinda had to haul myself out of it. Not terribly graceful, especially since I was in a dress. And when I entertain, I do usually wear a dress and like to at least pretend I'm graceful. I might look graceful sitting on this couch with my ankles demurely crossed, but I sure won't when I practically fall into the couch. You know? And then I'm 5'5". My legs are a little long for my height, but not ridiculously so. What happens when I have taller guests?
I'm crossing this couch off my list. A little sad about that as it's such a pretty couch and such a great deal. If you aren't as anti-low furniture as I am, you should definitely check it out. And send me a picture if you buy it!