I have a move coming up, so the theme of the month for me has been “out with the old, in with the new”. It started with something as simple as buying some new pyjamas and has led to me ditching my couch and lusting after a replacement. The obvious first step was to set the bar high and visit Anthropologie. The bar ended up shooting way up to the penthouse floor in a private elevator, but a girl can dream, right?
This gorgeous Arlo sofa is the kind of piece that you build an apartment around. My roommate and I fell in love with the idea of wearing digitally manipulated photos of faraway places back when designers like Dries Van Noten and Peter Pilotto showed wave-printed garments for Spring/Summer 2012. It was only natural that this trend would translate so beautifully into home décor. While the Arlo may be possibly the least practical sofa of all time (“Sorry, is that a rum and coke? Take a seat on the floor please”), I can’t stop daydreaming about this (literally) picturesque, museum-worthy piece of furniture. The best dreams take place on canals anyway, so why not set the scene by curling up for a cat nap on this gorgeous Venetian waterscape?
Now that I think about it, this may be the exact spot on the Grand Canal where I once fell for a tall, slender gondolier named Roman. Damn, he looked good in stripes. I bet he’d look great on this sofa too. What can I say? That’s amore.
Arlo sofa, $3,298, limited quantities available at anthropologie.com .