Last August I wrote a post about how I wanted a patterned sofa in our living room. My love for pattern hasn't gone away. But when I found the Sunbrella green velvet, I went for the more practical/beautiful choice for the kids. The fabric is very cozy and ridiculously durable. I love it.
But when my eyes landed on this Henredon sofa last week, and I brought home all 94 inches of it, I knew it was a perfect style to handle all the pattern I could muster.
Our living room is 30' x 19'. Not small. And when you have a long space, it's ideal to create more than one seating area. That's exactly what I plan to do. The green sofa will replace my desk, and it makes such a sweet space near the fireplace and kitchen. No when I'm standing at the stove guests can lounge on the green sofa and chat with me while I cook. This is a classic case of small furniture making the room look small. But I was working with what we had and inherited. Now it's time to make the space even more our own.
So here's what I'm planning to do... and you may not love it. That's ok! I read somewhere that you should aim to either "repel or compel". This may put me in that category. ;-) You'll either love the look or hate it. At least hang with me until we get the sofa back form the upholsterer to see the finished results.
Here is my inspiration.
The rest of the room may not be something I'd create, but I love the feel of a patterned sofa.
Now is your chance to dish all of your honest thoughts on a patterned sofa. Would you try it? Have you had one? I've got my fabric samples limited down to two options. I'm going with either green or navy with contrasting piping. I can't get this sofa reupholstered fast enough! Wish me luck.
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