Published on February 25, 2019

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Few people can say that their living room has reached iconic status. Mallory Fletchall, the founder and owner of Reserve Home, has earned her bragging rights fair and square.

If Fletchall’s gorgeous Brooklyn rental hasn’t graced your Instagram feed yet, let us fill you in. Over the past three years, the New York–based creative has won over a decor-loving Instagram audience with her sophisticated, bohemian style, sumptuous poufs and rugs, and—most notably—her sculptural blush pink sofa.

In the spirit of an overdue refresh, Fletchall and her partner, David, recently gave their living room a refined face-lift. Fletchall’s dedicated 95,000 followers will note the changes: A rattan chair is missing, the rug is new, her IKEA Sinnerlig pendant is gone. The biggest swap of all? Her ever-popular, fun Ollie Sofa from Urban Outfitters has been replaced by a streamlined sectional.

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“Every year around this time, I like to switch things up a bit in our living area to keep things feeling fresh going into spring,” Fletchall tells Domino. “Once we settled on the new sofa, I knew it was time for an overhaul.”

The goal for the makeover was simple: Edit the color palette and elevate comfort. Where a heavier dose of woven staples once set a whimsical mood, simpler lines and laidback neutrals now reign supreme.

“I would say it was a bit more boho and colorful before the change, and now I like to think that it’s more refined,” she shares.

It’s amazing what a few new pillows and fresh lighting can add to a room once you’ve swapped out a staple piece of furniture. Ahead, Fletchall looks back on her living room past and ponders on why changing her space to meet her lifestyle was her best decorating decision yet.

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You’re currently on your third sofa. What have you learned about shopping for seating over the years?

About five or six years ago, we found a beautiful mid-century Danish sectional set on Craigslist in Kansas City. We had it reupholstered, and it became our pride and joy. It was our first major furniture purchase as adults, after all. However, it didn’t take long for me to start lamenting the lack of comfort it afforded us. When we went to replace it, I was again overtaken with the beauty of the pink sofa and didn’t think about comfort as much as I should have.

Let’s talk about your new sofa. How did you know this was the one?

After a year of living with the pink sofa, I decided it was time. We are big-time movie watchers and I work from home, so sofa comfort is of the utmost importance. I have wanted a sectional for a while, and when I saw the Jasper from Interior Define, I knew it would be perfect for our space. I absolutely love the sleek yet relaxed design.

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Do you think you’ll miss the pink?

Now that we’ve lived with the new sofa for about a month, I can safely say that I do not miss the pink. Still, we have it in storage, should I change my mind.

Your new shell pillows on Instagram are so cool. What inspired this swap?

They’re made by Brooklyn-based artist Tamar Mogendorff. One of our favorite home decor shops in Brooklyn, Adaptations, sells the shell pillows in its shop, and every time we would stop in over the past year, I would leave scheming on how to make them mine. My boyfriend surprised me with a few of them for Valentine’s Day this year—what a keeper!

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If you could share any decorating words of wisdom with your younger self, what would you say?

Thrifting is fun, but you don’t need to take home every rattan piece you find. Only buy what you know you’ll love for years to come. Oh, and learn to take care of houseplants, as they are one of the greatest decorating elements you can have in your home.

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