My name is Allison Thibault, but you can call me Allie. I have always been completely obsessed with all things design. Like most design lovers, I spent hours watching design shows as a kid, fascinated with how designers could completely transform a space with a little creativity and out of the box thinking. This meant that I was that little kid who was constantly arranging and rearranging all my bedroom furniture. Because of this, it was only natural for me to create my own design company, Kaleidoscope Design Studio, so that I could create beautiful spaces for others.
By far my favourite aspects about design are good space planning and beautiful furniture. A great piece of furniture is more than just a chair or a sofa: it’s livable art. And what makes it even better is when form meets function. When it came time to design my own condo, I knew the first stop I had to make was to Urban Barn to get some much needed furniture. And that was when I came across the Lure Sofa, which was the very first “grown up” piece of furniture I purchased for myself. I believe that the Lure Sofa is the perfect definition of form meeting function, and the perfect sofa for a young professional in a transitional stage of their life to purchase.
I’m sure many of you can relate to the struggle of living in a small condo and trying to find furniture that fits your needs. Especially when you want to be able to use the furniture you purchase for your condo later on, when you move to a larger condo or a house. A versatile option like the Lure Sofa is the best option, because you can easily switch the chaise from left to right, or remove it altogether and have a simple sofa. This is all possible because of an ottoman that isn’t attached to the sofa itself.
All you need to do is move the ottoman from either side of the sofa and flip the long cushion to the other side, or switch the long cushion for a standard sofa cushion and use the ottoman as a standalone footstool. This allows you to rearrange your living room as much as you want, and allows the sofa to easily transition to any space when you move to a different home. With its clean, simple, and modern lines this sofa can easily fit into any design aesthetic. Four years living with this sofa, I can’t count how many times I’ve changed it around, and I still love it as much as I did the very first time I saw it in the Urban Barn show room.
And if the Lure Sofa isn’t exactly your cup of tea, there are a couple other silhouettes, including the Newton Sofa and the Reeve Sofa, with similarly versatile ottoman flip orientations that are offered by Urban Barn. The possibilities are endless!