Interior Design

It’s Finally Here! Our New Ritchie Sofa from Made.com Has Landed

Sweet, sweet victory! The new sofa arrived this morning. I only had enough time after it arrived to screw the legs on and throw the sheepskin and pillow across before having to head out the door, but I already love it.

This is the three-seater Ritchie from Made.com. It sits nice and tall and is long enough for me to lay on. Our last sofa was blocky, squat, and too short to lay on, so this is so refreshing.

There’s this thing that happens after college where you move out into the “real world” and need to quickly get furniture for your flat. You gratefully take whatever free/cheap furniture you can find, and then a couple years down the line when you’re reading fabulous blogs, you realise your taste has changed and your furniture is… shit. I had this moment at the start of the year and have slowly put a little money towards replacing pieces in our living room. Thank God for Ebay! We could sell furniture and put the money back into new things!

Good-bye, dark and terrible Argos bookcase. Good-bye, tacky flat-packed desk. So long, couch!

The reality of decorating a house is that most of us don’t have the money to do it all at once. You can, however, pace yourself and watch your house transform over time. I have one more tiny project I’d like to do, and even though the living room isn’t done, I’ll do a little tour of it to show how it’s come along.

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    January 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm


    Is this sofa comfy? I have sat on the Orson at a friends house and it wasn’t comfy at all, so I just wanted to ask about this sofa as I love the look of it.


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      January 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Lucy,
      Sorry for being slow getting back– I just saw your comment!
      We like the sofa a lot. I was worried it wouldn’t be very comfortable after testing it in the store, but we actually find it perfectly fine! I’ve certainly fallen asleep on it several times :)

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    July 18, 2017 at 10:30 am


    Looks great. We are thinking of buying one. How has the cushion held up with regular use? Has it kept its shape?


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      Ferren Gipson
      July 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Hi Ryan,
      It still looks good and the cushion is fine, though the seat cover rotates a tiny bit. Nothing not to get the sofa over, and nothing you couldn’t straighten out if you’re not lazy like we are!

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