The sleeper sofa, love em or hate em they’re most definitely useful as they can make any space multi-functional. However, people don’t always find them to be comfortable or all that stylish, something that can be discerned by reading the comments section of a recent Apartment Therapy post on the same subject.
A little known fact is that a majority of the custom hand-made sofas we carry can be made as sleepers. All it requires is that you choose a frame that has loose seat cushions (so that you’re able to remove them) and that you pick a size that meets the minimum size requirements (66″ W for a full and 78″ W for a queen, in most cases). And if you’re worried about being able to see the sleeper component at the bottom of the sofa when it’s not in use, then don’t! We increase the size of the lower portion of the sofa (the apron) to conceal everything.
The sleeper component consists of a 4″ innerspring mattress and a 4″ inflatable air mattress. That gives you 8 inches of mattress that prevents you from feeling a crossbar making it comfortable to sleep on.
Co-owner Eric Kole actually has a Metro Sleeper Sofa in his own home that’s used by friends and family when visiting.
The best part of being able to custom make sofas is that we have full control over the design of our furniture. If you want a sectional sofa with a sleeper inside, in a grey fabric with wood legs and tufting on the back…it’s totally doable. Just for you.
Many thanks to everyone who showed up last night for the DC Apartment Therapy Design Evening panel discussion on Trendspotting. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the group conversation from everyone on the design trends we love, hate (and love to hate). While we did do some live-tweeting of the event, it didn’t come close to one particular attendee D. Harris (@aposhgirl on Twitter). We blame it on trying to juggle a beverage in one hand and a smartphone in the other, but that’s neither here nor there…
And so with Harris’s permission, we give you a recap of last night…in Tweet-form. Read more
If you plan on attending, don’t forget to RSVP.
In the meantime, check out this great feature done by Home & Design Magazine on Eric Kole and his personal style.
Hope to see you next week!
…on the wall.
After reading an Apartment Therapy post on mirrors we can agree on a few things…
- Bring life to a room.
- Make a space feel larger and more expansive.
- Be placed anywhere as long as they’re proportional to the furniture in the space.
We also came to a conclusion, Vastu has some really great mirrors.
Take, for example, the Anna Mirror with its built in shelf…
Or the Target Burst Mirror made from handspun aluminum…
Or maybe even the large and dramatic Luxor Mirror…
We have some pretty exciting news and if you’re a frequent reader of Apartment Therapy like we are, then you’ll want to listen up!
Vastu co-owner Eric Kole has been asked to join a guest panel, including Alex Sanchez of HGTV’s Design Star and Zoe Feldman of Zoe Feldman Design, for an open discussion and Q&A on Trendspotting: What’s Out, What’s In, What’s Back Again!
The meetup is on Tuesday, August 30th from 7 to 9PM at The Dunes in Columbia Heights.
If you’d like to attend, be sure to RSVP here and let us know you’re coming!
That got me thinking, is there really a right and wrong way to decorate your own coffee table? Or do you even need to?
Read below to find out what Sarita Peresada, one of our designers, had to say.
(image via apartmenttherapy.com)
…frame some scarves to update your wall decor. Click here for more on this great decorating tip from Apartment Therapy.
This ‘Bored with your room’ suggestion comes from an Apartment Therapy NY post.
…add a little 1 x2 molding. Click here for details.
We first read about The Selby on one of our favorite blogs – Apartment Therapy. The Selby is an amazing, graphic experience of some of the most creative, interesting (to say the least) interiors we’ve ever seen. It’s definitely worth a peek. Photographs, paintings and videos on the site are by Todd Selby. Our favorite part of the site – the handwritten interviews Selby conducts. You will be pulled in, so don’t venture over to The Selby until you have at least 30 minutes of free time.
Apartment Therapy is one of our favorite sites and we are loving the new DC site. Today they featured a client of ours as one of their ‘House Tours’ posts. Check it out here.
Thanks AT DC team!