We made our first official purchase for the new house this weekend. After 3 hours sitting on every sofa/sectional in Macy's, we finally made a decision for the family room. We ordered the sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman.
We decided to order this now because we selected a non-stock fabric option so production time is 8-12 weeks. It's actually a little more tan/brown than it looks in the swatch. We didn't want to go with a micro-suede, so the one we chose is more of a chenille (which gives the color more texture and dimension).
The saleswoman at Macy's was great and gave us the Friends and Family pricing (which doesn't start until the end of November). She's also going to link all of the sales receipts together so when we buy our other furniture we'll only pay shipping one time.
We still haven't decided on the dining room, bedroom or office yet. They're supposed to be getting a new bedroom set in this week that I've only seen online but think that I like. We'll probably buy the rest of the furniture during the F&F sale because by then we should have a closing date. We're really into Black Friday shopping, so we're planning to try to get appliances taken care of then.
Now that the family room furniture is selected I can start looking at paint colors and decide on the finish/color of the tables and entertainment unit.
We've had pretty good weather this week, it didn't start raining until this evening and should be clear tomorrow and Friday. I'm going to try to stop by tomorrow afternoon and over the weekend. I really hope that I can see progress (it seemed like our neighbors house sat as just foundation for 2+ weeks). If everything went as planned this week the PM estimated framing would start tomorrow, so fingers crossed.