Monday, January 25, 2016

Needing, Wanting, Loving: A Pink Sofa

There's something so refreshing about seeing a sofa upholstered in a bold color.  Most of us tend to stick with a "safer" option when it comes to a main furniture item because we're afraid going with a strong color will feel trendy or dated before too long.  But I feel that always seeing an assortment of neutral tones in a living room or bedroom can feel boring and uninspiring.  The room itself can get lost amongst the varying shades of beige, gray, and white. The key (as it always is) is finding a good balance.  Softening a room with calming neutral tones and then creating an unexpected focal point with a bright, bold sofa tugs at my designer heartstrings.  As a bachelorette, I've always dreamed of having a bold pink sofa and pairing it with a moody black wall:

I love the richness of pink velvets- like on this mod sofa:

Emily Henderson chose a hot pink for the corner sofa at The Fig House.  Set against a mint green wall with brass accents, the sofa is a dream and it's hard to believe it was vintage before being reupholstered:

Leave it to Kelly Wearstler to upholster a sofa in Scalamandre's Le Tigre fabric and have the result be undeniably chic:

I prefer a more modern sofa shape for my dream pink sofa. It feels unique and unexpected:

Does a pink sofa make you sweat a bit?  If so, how about a pink club chair instead?

{Idea Magazine}

If the idea doesn't make you sweat at all, then up the ante with a rich chinoiserie wallcovering a la Caroline Seiber:

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Pink Ikat Pillow $65/Louis XVI Chair $975/Payton Acrylic Trunk Brass & Lucite $499/Serena & Lily Paxton Tufted Loveseat $2,850/Phipps Heather Rug $1,199

I couldn't get over the minty green + bubblegum pink color combo in her living room.  The colors together are striking and elegant.  I got so inspired I had to create a design board based off the 2 hues!    I'm thinking a color crush post will be in the works....

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