gimme' that couch (please)

I love high contrasted living rooms with pops of color so I want either a lighter couch or a darker couch - knowing me it should most likely be dark. All the couches I love are ridiculously expensive. I've been searching for a couch I like that I have a shot at actually being able to afford and this is what I came up with... thoughts/suggestions?!

1. Wyatt Sectional - Charcoal Gray $1000- (World Market)
2. Kivik - Tullinge gray-brown $499- (Ikea)
3. Movie Steel Sofa - Dark Steel $1000- (CB2)
4. Kivik Loveseat and chaise lounge - Tullinge gray-brown $828- Blekinge white $678- (Ikea)
5. Pastello Sofa $449 (Local craigslist)
    Sketchy I know... but without those pillows in a different setting it might be able to have potential?
   Or be overwhelmingly hideous.
6. angelo:home Sutton Antique Silver grey $500- (Overstock) Ignore the offensively ugly striped pillows


Tub Envy

Haven't blogged in...I don't even know how long... whoops. Work is a madhouse and I have been running around trying to soak up the sun every chance I get. I love summer ESPECIALLY after particularly miserable winters. I celebrated the little sissy's 19th b.day, senior prom AND high school graduation last week - such fun chaos!

I just saw this tub in the summer issue of my Boston home and I am in love.

Clear Tub by Stern McCafferty

I obviously haven't been keeping up with my daily blog reading either because once I went online to further investigate it was everywhere. So just in case I am not the absolute last one to see this amazing tubby - I shared. My future children NEED this.

and a lil' summer inspiration from one of my favorites': apartmenttherapy:

yes please.