Last weekend, I stopped byD.C. furniture boutique, RCKNDY the source for my “perfect sofa” and spotted several additional items that I love. RCKNDY has a great selection of furnishings from modern stores that are a little difficult to find in stores such as Blu Dot and Gus Modern. I recommend seeing pieces before purchasing, especially seating. I walked in the store and the Gus Modern Rochelle sofa had me questioning my sofa decision. The following images illustrate why I was tempted. The Rochelle, pictured above in ash gray is sleek and the right scale for a D.C. apartment. The image below shows the back which features seductive exposed legs. And the sofa is quite comfortable, although slightly lacking in back support which could be remedied with the right pillows. A flaw that my Paramount Sofa does not possess with it’s fabulous back cushions.
The following were other knock outs that had me wondering if I could find a location at my place or in a project. Additionally I thought that I would share my thoughts about comfort and the designs.
Gus Modern GT Rocker Perfect in scale for a small space but a little uncomfortable and the rocking functionality is not as smooth as I would like. However, the price , the lovely bouclé fabric and the overall design aesthetic may make this worth it!
IMAGE CREDITS: Buttercup Rocker Image from DesignPublic; Others by Design4Men
There I was in the U street corridor area of D.C. planning to purchase a sofa from Urban Essentials, a contemporary furniture store I discovered a month ago. On the way there I noticed a store that I recognized from my online hunt, called RCKNDY, pronounced “Rock Candy”. I walked in the door and it was love at first sight. There it was, the perfect sofa, the Paramount from Blu Dot in a deep charcoal. I recall eliminating it from the short list because of the fabric color. At some point, I decided to go beige/light khaki so the sofa would go with everything. I was wrong! As soon as I saw the Paramount in person, the ideas flowed. I thought, it will go perfectly with my walnut credenza and add depth to my monochromatic color palette. The design channels the Florence Knoll sofa which I love but can’t afford. Speaking of cost, I splurged paying $1700 for the Paramount medium sofa (shown below). The sofa is 80″w, 32″d, and 31″h…perfect size for a studio apartment. Oh and it is comfortable which was an important consideration.
My rules of thumb are to spend more for quality and not to settle for something you don’t love. So be patient, the right sofa will find you and consider important elements such as scale and aligning with your style. I realized that in my frustration with not having a place to sit, that I almost invested in a piece that I would soon resent. And no piece of furniture deserves that.
IMAGE CREDITS: Photo 1 by Kibwe Daisy, Photo 2 from Blu Dot