Thursday, November 1, 2012

Detail I Love: Couch Piping

Design is all in the details.  That's often why someone hires an interior designer.  They may have a vision of what they want their home to look like, but creating that design can be elusively difficult, and it's often due to an oversight in details.  One detail I am especially drawn to is piping.  I love to see an upholstered piece that is accented with a piping detail in a different color.  Just like a frame draws your eye to a picture, piping can make a piece of furniture pop.








As you can see, piping works really well with bold color contrast.  Black with white, magenta with coral, etc.  My boyfriend just looked over my shoulder and said "Hmmm.  I really like that!" to the last image.  So I guess we get the male stamp of approval on this detail!

Happy Thursday all!  I hope you had a fab Halloween.

P.S.  Brighton of Brighton the Day was kind enough to have me over yesterday for a guest post.  I hope you will check it out!  Her blog is adorable.

22 comments:

  1. Great photos! Love the grey ones!

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

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  2. Your assessment of the difficulty in designing for clients is the issue in our home and my husbands biggest gripe with me (he's an ID). Love the piping detailing! These color combos are so perfect!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  3. I love this, especially a white couch with black piping, looks so refined!

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  4. I really love that last room too! Contrast piping is my all time fave and the number one reason I will source out all upholstery and sewing projects!

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  5. GAH, I love some good piping! I'm doing some on a chair for B&B soon!

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  6. So funny that you posted this! I've been pinning the same thing! Makes me want to buy a whole new couch! Gahhh.

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  7. I have piped pillows on my bed - but I LOVE the couches! :) Happy Nov. 1!

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  8. Huge fan. I just added it to some chairs I featured yesterday. I want it everywhere now. :)

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  9. Wow, love this!!! I love that first photo so much. Great pops of color.

    Xo-L
    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  10. oh yes! give me some piping, stat! I am in love with that gray couch with the black piping...gorgeous!!! XO Brynn

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  11. Love this look. I considered doing this in the living room I'm sharing today, but decided it was one element too many. I'll definitely do it in a project soon, though. So tailored and chic!

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  12. Love this! I just got a new custom sofa - an oatmeal color with green piping and I love it!!

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  13. Really liking this lately. Especially with bold color choices.

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  14. I love this look! The yellow sofa in the first picture is awesome!

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  15. Gorgeous pics! I agree, it really makes a piece seem so much more tailored and custom, too!

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  16. LOVE this look! Makes all the difference in the world!!

    xoxo, jennie
    pearlsandpeplums.com

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  17. beautiful!! I love it too. My couch on the tv room is grey with turquoise piping.....I love it!!!

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  18. I love pipping detail on clothing and accessories, so it only makes sense that I'd love it on furniture, too! That first couch is especially amazing!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  19. I could not agree more. Looks so custom and tailored!!!

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