Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Go bold or go home…

A couple of days ago this stunning lady made my jaw drop:


My mom thought I was taking a picture of it to make fun of it on the blog, but I had burst her bubble and tell it was love.


The piece was in perfect condition filled with flowers in orange, pink and blue!


Of course I wanted to haul it away with me, but then remembered that I had no room for it in my house and my current clients aren’t this bold so I had to leave it behind. Ah yet another reason why I need a shop!


How do you feel about such a bold statement on a rather large piece of furniture? Love it or hate it? I know that my vintage find would feel right at home at the new Black & Spiro store.


If that sofa is too much for you , but you still love the look I would use this fabric:



For some toss pillows or tufted ottoman!



Blogger Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

No way!! I love this sofa and I would have snapped it up in a second! How much did it cost?

August 4, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

It's wayyyyyyyy bold but I love it! I mean I have a black wall so give me all the bold you like! I would totally take it!

August 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

I love it. The build actually looks very similar to a couch I've had in my home for the past 5 years (recently replaced) it was also bold with green, dark pink, and light pink. I swear, it's probably from the same designer. I'll have to see if I can find a picture of the couch.

August 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

I my house I would loathe it! lol but in the right space it would look amazing

August 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Visual Vamp said...

You know I love it!
People had more pizazz in years gone by.
xo xo

August 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Delia said...

yeah...way too much for me...but I could see it as some throw pillows or even a tufted ottoman.

You have great taste though so I am sure you would have made it work if you had somewhere to use it.

August 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I think the fabric is gorgeous. Definitely a bold piece but in the right setting could totally be pulled off!

August 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Kelly Green said...

Love this sofa!!! I am using that floral on a project at the moment too! You and I need to go shopping together!....KG

August 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger liz @ bon temps beignet said...

We had this pattern (but w/ white background) on our couch when I was little. I think my parents donated it a while back : /

If anyone could make it work, it would be you!

August 4, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

My first reaction was "wow! amazing" and then the more I looked at it, the more I thought I would like it for a few weeks, and then I would hate it. I'm really into more neutral-esque (do you count Navy as a neutral?) couches with awesomely bold pillows and maybe a chair.

August 4, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Thanks for your posts. I am now a follower here. I will be back. :-)

August 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Hamptontoes said...

I love the textile! I generally go with neutral sofas and jazz up with pillows, artwork in the room and other splashes of color. However, this sofa looks well made and I love the textile (reminds a touch of my wallpaper in our dining room)...I could build a room around this sofa! I would do a more neutral room and add spice with the sofa and various metals/wood tones.

August 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I wish I needed a new couch because I would make you go right back there and pick this up for me- loves it!

August 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Honestly, I adore you and your style, but this sofa would drive me nuts! I keep my upholstered pieces neutral and get pops of color from accessories, pillows. If that sofa entered my house through the front door, it would exit through the back door so fast it wouldn't have time to collect dust.

August 4, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ha ha I knew the reaction to this sofa would be a mix. :)

I'm sorry guys, but I'm still loving it. I don't know if Jon would ever allow something like that in our living room, but if I get a lady den I want something like that. :)

Belinda we totally need to go shopping together. You need to come to NY...better yet I need to go down under. :)

August 4, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Madame Muse said...

chinoiserie is for me!!! what a perfect focal point for the living room!!

August 4, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Bri @ timmythewienerdog said...

I would love it in a bedroom for a small sitting area but i have a feeling if i ever came home with something that bold my hubby would make me turn around and take it back =(

August 4, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Anonymous jennifer said...

I love it! With solid colored welting, it would be my heart!

August 4, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Ummm...L-O-V-E! How sad to have to pass it up!

August 4, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

id have this in a do my entire room around it

August 4, 2010 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

Luck be a Lady~
what a statement....I think she was meant for you and your shop!

August 5, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger TWA said...

L-O freakin' V-E!

August 5, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

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