i don’t have a studio space to travel to, or even room for a proper desk space, so much of my work (both illustrating and blogging) gets done in my bedroom/the front room uncomfortably perched on my bed.
until now, that is. for the longest time we’ve wanted to take the bed out of that room and put a sofa or some form of seating in there instead. the sofa in the living room that the landlord provided is a monstrosity, and whilst comfortable, is pretty damn ugly.
thanks to the very kind people at habitat, i now have this beaut, the momo sofa*. it’s the exact style of sofa i’ve wanted for many years, and it’s much better for my back than a bed! i was very tempted to go with turquoise, but i knew dark grey would be much more versatile should we choose to redecorate or move.
the habitat momo sofa is a compact, retro sofa perfect for small spaces. it’s great for all kinds of decor, especially anything modern or homes with a retro touch. as well as being useful as a sofa, (as one would hope!) the space underneath is just about right to store boxes underneath. lots of things and a small flat don’t mix, so you have to take these options where you can, right?
at first i was concerned that the firmness of the sofa would make it uncomfortable, but it’s actually the opposite. because you don’t ‘sink into’ it, i find it’s much easier to sit on for prolonged periods of time. however, i did quickly learn this is not the type of sofa for ‘lounging’. more so to sit with a good footstool under your feet and a couple of pillows by your side. i sound like an old lady, don’t i?
this sofa really feels like it will last a long time. it’s sturdy, well made and the fabric seems thick enough that it will take a bit of cat scratching. luckily ava isn’t that kind of cat, but she does like to dig her claws in things from time to time. it’s look is ‘timeless’ in that i can’t see it looking old fashioned any time soon.
we like this sofa so much, that when we have the funds to, we’re going to buy the matching armchair. that way we get to spend more time in the best (aka lightest) room in the flat and i can continue working whilst the boyfriend sits with ava on his lap on the chair.
+ this sofa was sent to me for the purposes of a review. as always, all words and opinions my own.