I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Sit and Stay Awhile


There’s something that stops me in my tracks every time I see it in a photo shoot. It is one of those things that fits my personality and style perfectly, and when I have a house someday (or at least a more permanent apartment), it is going to be one of the first things I buy. It’s not a breathtaking dress or a piece of art or anything like that…rather, it’s a couch. Pretty much the most basic piece of furniture ever, after a bed. But I can’t put my finger on it–every time I see a vintage style, tufted, Louis XVI style settee, especially if it’s seafoam green, I sigh a little! Here are my favorites I’ve featured over the months here on Something Pretty, along with the fabulous things that accent them.

{The couch that started it all! This beauty was on 100 Layer Cake back in February…}

{Alongside a rustic cheese display. So cute and unique. Plus, jadeite cake stands and seafoam green couches together are pure perfection}

{This Ruffled bride’s dress caught my eye first, and the couch provides such a beautiful, but not-competing, background. Even better…}

{is that this wedding took place at one of my all-time favorite venues, the Barr Mansion outside Austin, Texas. I’d say there’s a 50% chance I’ll get married there someday, if I can help it ;)}

{Couldn’t you just look at From Me To You’s photography forever? If you haven’t seen her blog, be sure to check it out…her use of light is breathtaking. Something I love about these, besides the couch of course, is the unexpected color combination of seafoam and red-orange. Great way to use red and green without getting into Christmas territory}

{Want to take some seriously dramatic and beautiful bridal shots? Step 1. Rock a fabulous birdcage veil. Step 2…}

{Drag a vintage settee to the middle of a field and strike a pose! From Style Me Pretty}

{How about one of these couches at the sweetheart table? Southern Aisle posted this royal picnic shoot, inspired by Marie Antoinette. Um, amazing! Here’s a closeup of the table…}

{This is the definition of successful collaboration between florists, stationary artists, and event stylists creating a unique but cohesive look!}

So… who wants to go couch shopping? :)








  1. Elizabeth says:

    oh i love love love the tufted backs. i cannot wait to have my own official “place” someday after moving from apartment to apartment. then you can be sure one of these beauties will be taking up permanent residence :)

  2. kristen says:

    i like that mansion in austin…..and the purple bridesmaid dresses!


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