Saturday, June 16, 2012

Things we love: Velvet sofas

I love velvet sofas. There's a Seinfeld episode where George said he would drape himself in velvet if it was socially acceptable after he saw his girlfriend's velvet couch. I'm with George. I need to redo my sofa and I would love to redo it in velvet if I can find the right color.

First I thought of olive velvet...and even bought two lots from Fabric Guru. Unfortunately, I couldn't get enough of the olive I really liked, and the other olive was just darker and clashed with my rug.

                                                        Miles Redd, House Beautiful

Then I thought of gray...charcoal or silvery.

                                           Washington School House Hotel, Park City, Utah


I haven't been able to find the perfect gray, so the search continues...

The Tourist was not the greatest movie, but wasn't this the most awesome red velvet couch? It would make anyone sitting on it feel oh so glamorous (Not that Angelina Jolie or Johnny Depp need much help in looking amazing). Unfortunately, red doesn't go with all my other stuff, so I don't think my sofa will be red.

I don't think yellow works with what I have, but isn't this sofa from J. Crew's Jenna Lyon so pretty? For years, my sister had a yellow sofa in her family room in her old house in Dallas, and it was such a happy color.

                                 Jenna Lyons home, Domino magazine, via Habitually Chic

I think I've finally settled on blue. A deep rich indigo blue.  'm in the mood to go bolder. Besides, since I am not going for patterns, I think the blue can still work as a neutral so long as I keep the rest of the colors subdued, allowing me to change things up when I feel like it (that's my practical side speaking, or the side that knows I will want to change it up often).

                                                            Anthropologie Amelie Sofa
Sex and the City 2, Carrie and Big's apartment, via Elle Decor.
(Funnily enough, I have a similar painting I bought years ago that is currently hanging over my sofa. I won't be able to use it over my sofa once it is reupholstered without looking like I was totally ripping off the movie. I bought my painting before the movie, I swear).

So blue it is...I think :) I need to stop by the fabric store to see if I can find the blue I want. I'll also stop by online sources such as fabric guru to see if they have anything. Since I need more than 10 yards, it needs to be a good price per yard as well. Keep my fingers crossed...