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Tuesday
Jul242007

Tuft love

Rosali emailed me the other day with an interesting request:
"Lately, I've noticed that beautiful green tufted chairs and sofas have shown up regularly on your site. I'm a big fan of tufted furniture and have several pieces but none green. I think that a post with a grouping of those green tufted pieces would make many people (or at least me) stand back in awe."
Sounded like a pretty simple request. I think this photo was Rosali's inspiration:


I too have a love for tuft, especially since purchasing a lime green tufted bench. It can make furniture that is drab and simple look glamorous. But after looking through TONS of photos, I couldn't find many green tufted pieces. As a result, I've added some photos that have beautiful tufted pieces that are other colours as well.

Reader Comments (14)

What a great selection of images. I'm going to learn how to button chairs on my upholstery course this year and whilst I love the finished look, I know it isn't going to be an easy ride to achieve it. The word 'painstaking' comes to mind!

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlottie

oh, i definitely suffer from tuft love. . .especially in leather!

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJHAYNE

OH - an upholstery course! That would be an amazing skill to learn lottie. I'm smitten with leather tuftedness too jhayne. I would kill for the one in the Oprah photo - such a great fun colour.

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

i'm getting ready to take an upholstery course myself.

i love that photo from sera of london, mostly for the brown leather chesterfield. it would have been so easy to use black leather. glad they didn't.

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commentereric

ok - now i REALLY want to take an upholstery course!! I love that brown too eric. actually, I think that would be way easier to decorate with than the green one. A jacket in that brown leather would be cool.

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

It's tuft to pick the one I like the best! All fab!!!

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Kim, what a great post, what great customer service on your part. I am not into the tufted sofas, but... and usually I'm not into rugs, but that rug in the Rug Company shot is to die for! I love the yellow screen too! Must work since the room is all white.

I always notice paintings, and I love the one in the Ifi shot. What is that next to the sofa, a clock? Very cute.

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Nice use of "tuft" Jo. Got a chuckle out of me. Peggy, come to the tufted side. You'll see the light. And That clock you speak of I believe was a summer Ikea item a couple of years ago.

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Love your title clever girl! The images are great. ;-)

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

Great tuft posting!!!

24 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpatriciagrayinc.com

Yes, Yes, oh God, Yes !! This is what I was talking about! Thank you for brightening my day. :)

25 Jul 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRosali

I'm half way through a part-time 2 year city and guilds in upholstery at london metropolitan university. it is fantastic, but oh, the blisters!

25 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlottie

Your welcome Rosali and lottie, i'm sure the blisters will be well worth it!

25 Jul 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Absolutly beautiful! Loving all the colors and designs! So inspiring!

15 Jul 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIevey

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