All I want to do is sketch floor plans of the new house and make plans for decorating it. And I have been! And I’m totally jumping the gun on doing so! I can’t help it though — I’m in love with the place.
We had our inspection earlier in the week — the results of which are mostly in. We’re still waiting on a few things, and then there will be some negotiating, and we can progress from there. The financing is moving forward too, but that can take up to two weeks before everything is settled. I get nervous, since the mortgage in hinging on my self-employment income, but we have solid tax returns to back everything up and we carry no debt (besides our current mortgage), so hopefully everything will go smoothly.
In other news, I’m fairly convinced that the blue sofa will be our big furniture splurge for the new home. The new house has a double parlor, so we actually will need more seating. I followed a link on Jules’ blog today to this older post of hers, and was reminded of how much I love Sofia Coppola’s former apartment with its somewhat similar sofa(s).
The sofa is on sale right now for 20% off, and I’m not sure if I should go for it now or gamble and hope I can score one of the two Chicagoland floor models. Someone mentioned that the 15% off birthday promo that Anthro runs (which I’d forgotten about) could bring the price down too, so I can at least bank on that in September. Assuming the sofa continues to be available for order, that is. It still hasn’t shown up on the website.
It fits perfectly in the floor plan I’ve been working on.