Sunday, January 16, 2011


Work was really slow today.

It was only a 4-hour shift, but for some reason, time was crawling!

Maybe I was just too eager to get off work so I could go visit my sofa. :P

We decided to take the 2.5 seater + chaise that we had our eyes set on yesterday.

The sales rep was nice, we were given a fairly good discount. He even threw in free delivery and the original leather care kit.

To be honest, I was still a bit weary at first. Until I was reassured by an independent interior design store in Richmond that the price we were quoted by DJ is a superb deal.

Apparently, it's even lower than the cost price for some of the independent retail stores. Not sure how true that is, but it sure made me felt much more relieved and convinced that we weren't being ripped off.

You see, Bee and I both suck at bargaining, and we have "easy targets" written all over our foreheads which the sales people can spot from a mile away, so it's rather rare that we get genuine deals and discounts.

Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the sofa won't overwhelm our family room, as it's nicknamed as the "papa bear" of the range.

But you know me, the bigger the better. I always tend to go over the top. :p

The chaise itself is big enough to be used as a single bed, and the sofa is soooooo comfortable!

Choice of leather is always a tough one, especially the colour.

Personally, I would have loved white or ivory leather furniture. But they are notorious for being really unforgiving and high maintenance. The slightest scratch or dirt is going to show and be an eye sore, which is going to be a huge problem for my OCD personality.

Bee and I were tossing between black and dark brown. In the end, we decided to go with the latter because it's readily available and we don't have to wait 3 months for it.

Oh well, another self-resolved dilemma! *Grins*

Besides, the colour is nearly a perfect match to my dark brown leather dining chairs.

Come to think about it, most of the new furniture we have bought so far are of dark colours. Mostly dark brown, since I love solid wood furniture.

We might have to brighten up the place with some light coloured accessories for contrast.

I was eye'ing some ivory throws and pillows by the same manufacturer of the sofa, but couldn't justify the cost of nearly $200 per pillow. Especially after we've just spent a ridiculous amount on the sofa itself.

After making commitment to the single most expensive piece of furniture we have bought so far, Bee and I loitered around the city for a little while more since it was such a beautiful summer day.

I tried on a pair of Miu Miu peep-toe gold glitter pumps with hidden platform, which retails for AUD720 in DJ. To my disappointment, they run really small to size and were very uncomfortable. My toes were struggling even in a size 6, and I'm normally a size 5.5.

I'm not giving up hope just yet though. I might check out the Miu Miu boutique in Chadstone next weekend to see if they have the closed toe version.

But I should really be chained to the chair to stop me from buying more shoes. :|

Had my weekly fix of salted fish fried vermicelli for dinner, followed by an evening nap.

All in all, it was a pretty good Sunday, but now Monday blue is slowly creeping up on me.

Hopefully it's going to be a good week ahead.

Until then, I shall be thinking fondly and looking forward to the delivery of our overpriced sofa.