Are you tired of hearing about our living room yet? Well sorry, friends, you'll have to get used to it because it's the one space in our house that's getting a lot of my attention. Today, I thought it would be fun to chat about fabric choices for our tufted sofa.
The current mauve velvet on the sofa is not staying, so I got to work ordering several samples of cotton velvets from various online fabric stores. There are a lot of good options for less than $20/yard out there(which is a good price according to interior design maven Emily Henderson)! At first I thought I wanted a really neutral sofa, so I ordered samples in cream, beige and silver...but I realized that blue can function as a neutral, too.
Can you guess which color I'm going with?
Yep, a nice blue with a hint of gray.
The color plays off the salmon velvet that covers the box cushion bench, as well as working with the Greek embroidered cloth that's atop a round table in the living room.
Once the tufted sofa is decked out in this yummy blue velvet, I think the room will feel a bit less feminine. I'm going to keep the skirt on our sofa, but have it extend to the floor because our sofa looks like it's preparing for a flood.
Really, what I'm going for is something like Steele Marcoux's sofa, which I first discovered via Fran:
That means you can count on seeing an oversized lumbar pillow on this sofa in the future.
Stay tuned for more developments!