Also, in my experience, when you least expect to find something, it usually turns up.
What might we be talking about here? Yes, my new sectional.
A few weeks ago when I was in Connecticut I took a quick turn through one of my regular stops, the Lillian August outlet (see this previous post on what makes it such a great furniture resource) and there it was: the configuration I needed and the single seat-cushion style I prefer, slip-covered in a beige linen/cotton blend, and the perfect size - the 38" depth I wanted but only 29" high so the back doesn't block the windows and it easily fit through the narrow doorways of our old house.
Still no television, but the console is now positioned below the spot where a future TV would hang on the wall. I've restyled it with a small oil painting by family friend Wylene Commander and a marble covered dish from Cottage & Garden that I filled with Santa Maria Novella pot pourri - I love catching the scent when I walk through the room.