The chaise on our couch is my most favorite comfy spot. In the winter there's nothing better than to be curled up on the couch with a good book/magazine/tv show and a glass of wine (or hot cider or hot chocolate, depending on the time of day/mood). We spent a lot on this couch - more than we had intended to and more than we probably will ever again - but it has been the best purchase. This is by far one of the most comfortable couches I've ever sat on. One of the great things is that it's covered in Sunbrella fabric so it's easily washable which comes in handy when you have a cat with hairball problems or a propensity to eat dinner in the living room. After 3.5 years of ownership, the chaise is perfectly formed to me.
I do a lot of cooking here at casacaudill and to be a good cook, I really feel like you need to enjoy your kitchen. When we first moved in, that was NOT the case. The room was straight out of the 80s. There's not much we can do with the beige/pink marble tiles for the time being since they are relatively new and in decent shape, but we spent several weekends painting the cabinets and had several new appliances installed and it made all the difference in the world. We still need to put up a backsplash (maybe?), replace the counter tops (maybe?), replace the sink and faucet (definitely, but when?) and paint the walls. I had a goal of getting the walls painted by the end of March 2008. It's now the end of May 2008 and we're no closer to getting this done than we were in January. I've narrowed it down to two color schemes though, so that's improvement.
Another favorite space in my house is where I'm sitting right now - at the computer. I love our office. It's such a warm and cozy place to be. We currently have an old dilapidated couch (soooo comfy!) but eventually we'll get rid of it and replace it with one or two leather club chairs, depending on which ones we decide on and their price. Oh, and we need to re-hang all the pictures we took down when we re-arranged the room a couple of months back.
At casacaudill, you can see we're all about slow and steady wins the race. No big changes too quickly.