intentional obsession: sectional

It has been quite a long time since I’ve done an Intentional Obsession post (in fact, many of you probably never saw those first few posts on my old blogger site). To recap the I.O. posts, the idea is that I love to get new things as much as I like getting rid of old/unused/unloved things. Keeping in mind my vision board, I like to keep tabs on items that I would like to incorporate in my life. Some things I get right away, others I research and ponder for a bit longer.


This I.O. is one of those pondering pieces. As you can see below, the living room/dining room in the new apartment has lots of light, space, and a great view of the next door neighbors (ahem).

Erwin and I have decided to make the back wall (on the right side of the photo) the “dining room” with the dining table from my studio. The “living room” will be on the left side of the photo. Even with this division of space, the room is still pretty large and I think a sectional might be the best choice for seating and cohesiveness.


Enter West Elm’s Blake Sectional. It was love at first sight. The color also matches the granite in the kitchen perfectly (which is just out of view on the right side). It’s a wee bit pricey, but according to Julie and Julia, egg harvesting brings in about $7,500. (I kid, I kid.)

Seriously though, what do you think? Is the “intentional sectional” a good fit for the room?

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  1. Jill

    very nice… I love the ease of a sectional. looks like your new pad is awesome! iI love the wood floors. congrats!

  2. pve design

    I have a sectional in my downstairs and we love it so much. Perhaps you can try to find a sectional for less, urban outfitters, crate & barrel, and also room & board or even buying a vintage one and having it cleaned….
    Look forward to seeing your space take shape….

  3. CB

    Your new apartment looks beautiful! I, too, can’t wait to see what you do with your new space. I can’t wait to visit! ūüôā

    My birthday is going awesomely, by the way – especially because I got my Mom’s JessLC jewelry gift in the mail today! Excellent timing, friend! I am wearing the earrings now and loving them.

  4. Rebecca

    i love that sectional… and i thought i was the only one to find the “need” for “wants”! LOL

    Your new pad looks swell, i can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

  5. Jess

    @ Jill: Thanks! I think the wood floors are laminate, but the color is so nice, I hardly even notice! It’s a huge change from the tiny studio we share now.

    @ PVE: Great idea! I will check those places out. Hopefully I will find a high quality sectional that I love, that is the most important thing.

    @ CB: Yep, you gotta come visit asap. I’m glad the earrings reached you on your birthday!! Did you notice my little shout out on the “accept what is” post?

    @ Rebecca: Yep, calling your “want” an intentional obsession is a great way to make it purposeful and deliberate if/when you decide to make a purchase. It’s much better than many little impulse buys.

  6. Jess

    PS- Did anyone notice that I spelled obsession wrong in the first photo? Oh geez.

  7. firefly

    Ooh, nice sectional! We just bought a new place, too, and I’ve been debating either a sectional or a sofa. The room is huge, but I’m wondering if a sectional would make the rest of the room too small for anything else aside from a reading nook. Must make a post about it, haha. Oh, and I’ve also been looking at the Pottery Barn Comfort Sectional. Seriously comfy.

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