"don't buy it unless you love it"

truer words have not been spoken, design-wise at least, and a friend of mine had to remind me of this last night when i was hemming and hawing about whether or not to buy this sofa i found on craig's list. if you find yourself in the same predicament just repeat, repeat, repeat and you'll come to your senses.

i thought it was turquoise but really it was a smokey gray. plus it needed new stuffing. plus the legs were a little wobbly. plus it was more than i wanted to spend on an interim piece. had it been my dream color i could have overlooked everything else but since i wasn't in love with it i politely declined interest.

i know design can be difficult, it's my job and it's still tough to do it for myself, but if you remember simple rules like this you'll be ok.