New Settee

I found this settee at an estate sale this weekend and fell in love.  Originally purchased for Gypsy Soul, I broke my “don’t bring it in the house” rule and swooned when I saw it in my entryway.

Of course, with the frilly mirror, I thought the curly frame of the settee may be too much.  Perhaps switching it out for an abstract painting would be best?  (I threw the vintage bag – aka my new summer pool bag, estate sale $1 – in for extra awesomeness.)

Like the painting?  Meet the amazing artists.

Seriously, having kids is like having an abstract art factory.  It can deliver daily, it’s awesome.  Quite the upkeep though.

I fell more in love with the settee when I saw it was dated 1925.  The original sky blue velvet upholstery is pretty stunning, too.  But is it better than my antique auditorium seats?  What do you think?  (If you need a reminder of what my entryway looks like, click here)

Which would you choose?

{this is not rhetorical, I really am asking}

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30 Responses to “New Settee”

  1. Alex April 17, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Settee. Hands down.

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Thanks Alex! I like it, too. 🙂 G

  2. Susan Head April 17, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Definitely keep your estate loveseat. I might try an abstract painting (3′ long X 18″ high?) hung between the loveseat and white mirror. Your children are beautiful, look like Ralph Lauren models!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      Susan, I LOVE that idea! Very interesting. I really may go get a canvas and see how that would look. And thank you for the compliments on my children, they mostly look like their father. 😉 I so appreciate your comment! G

  3. Cathy April 17, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    One more vote for settee.
    Can’t wait to see what my little
    “artists” create for me. Thanks for
    a great idea!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      Cathy, yes, I’m excited to hear about what your little artists create for you! So glad you like the settee, and I appreciate you taking the time to comment! G

  4. Emily Clark April 17, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    What an adorable bunch! And, the settee is pretty great, too 🙂 I love it w/ the abstract.

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

      Emily, thank you! I think they’re pretty adorable, too. Congrats on the new sectional. 😉 I really appreciate you taking a moment to comment! G

  5. Tiffany April 17, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    I like the settee better as well. I liked the auditorium chairs too, but now when I see the comparison pictures they create quite a dark feeling compared to the settee.

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

      Tiffany, yeah, the settee is definitely brighter. I think it works with the other colors I have in the space, too. The runner really helps everything come together. Looks like I need to find another spot for the auditorium seats! Thanks so much for commenting! G

  6. Jodi April 17, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    That settee is amazing!!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Thanks Jodi! You guys have me convinced. 😉 Thank you so much for reading and commenting! G

  7. Sara April 17, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Setee – with the vintage bag! How do you scout out estate sales?

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

      Sara, looks like the settee is the winner! 🙂 I have had so many questions about estate sales lately that I think I’m going to do a post on shopping them. Kind of like my Flea Marketing 101 post. Keep your eye out! Thanks so much for your comment! G

  8. Bridget April 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Keep the settee!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

      Bridget, your vote has been counted! 😉 I love it, too! Thank you so much for reading and taking a moment to comment. G

  9. Denise April 17, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I love the stadium seats so if you decide not to keep them, give me a call! 🙂

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      Denise, ha! They are pretty cool. I’m sure they will just get moved to a new space in my home, but I’ll let you know if I change my mind. 😉 Thank you for reading and commenting! G

  10. pamela murphy April 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I love the settee with the abstract art!! Beautiful little artist you have there!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      Pamela, thank you so much! I think my artists are pretty sweet. 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and commenting! G

  11. Jennifer April 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Settee! It’s beautiful! And so are you kids… and your new pool bag!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      Jennifer, thank you! All things I love too, especially the kids part. 🙂 I so appreciate you taking a moment to comment! xoxo, G

  12. Lynn April 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    The settee! The stadium seats are pretty cool, but the settee is cooler. I like the abstact with it too!

    • Grace April 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      Lynn, thank you so much for your comment! I’m liking the abstract with it, too! G

  13. The Glam Pad April 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE that settee, and it looks amazing with your (very talented and beautiful) children’s artwork! That pool bag is beyond fabulous, what a find! The auditorium seats are really cool as well, but you know how I love my glam. 🙂

    Also, per your note, I will definitely check out Gypsy Sout Interiors! Thanks for the tip and the kind words!

  14. Grace April 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Hi Andrea, glad you like the settee! It does have an element of glam, huh? 😉 Let me know if you see anything you like on GSI! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. G

  15. Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life April 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I vote for the settee with the abstract art! I love the modern feel of the art paired with the elegance of the settee!

    • Grace April 22, 2013 at 12:54 am #

      Hi Dacia, thank you so much! It looks like the settee with the art wins! 😉 Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. G

  16. Gretchen July 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Settee and abstract art of course!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      I love that look also!