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Gotta love cranberry velvet

OK, maybe some of you don't care for cranberry velvet but when I saw this couch on Craigslist I had to have it. My boyfriend and his friend picked it up for me tonight. (Thanks guys!) It was advertised as a Bauhaus sofa but that term seems to be used so loosely I figured that meant the style was Bauhaus. Turns out it is actually made by Bauhaus because it's printed all over the fabric under the seat cushions. I really have no idea what that means - if the $80 my boyfriend paid for this was a steal of the century or not. If anyone out there knows any details of Bauhaus furniture, please share...I'm very curious. (P.S. My green wall sadly will have to go.)

Reader Comments (14)

is it just the angle of the photo, but is that coffee table way too high to be used as a coffee table? might look better as an end table.

22 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

From the logo it looks like the sofa is made by these folks:", based in Saltillo, Mississippi.
But I say go ahead and tell people it's a Jean Michel Frank!
Still a totally cute couch! I agree, can't resist the cranberry velvet--I'd trade in my couch for it any day! Great find, Kim!

Anon, the photo makes the table look higher than it is, but ya, it's pretty high. But there's no room for it anywhere else at the moment. Plus, it's great to eat off of :)

MNS, thanks for the link!

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Kim, why you whant to loose the green wall? it doesn't look bad for me.
regards from Argentina.

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered Commentermar

Oh it is fantastic!!! I'm a sucker for anything velvet!

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPorcelain

There is a Furniture Manufacturer that is still in business under the name bauhaus but has no relation to the design genious.

Kim - I love the sofa, and think its a great addition to your home.

- Kiel

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKiel

Great sofa! Love it. I actually don't think your green wall has to go. Hmmm, unless you're replacing it with teal.

I usually think of raspberry and turquoise together, but cranberry and teal together would work too, don't you think?

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

i love that sofa, looks so comfy.

i also love that you use a high table for your coffee table. no one ever does that and i think it looks so classy.

also, i support getting rid of the green wall. i'm a huge supporter of purple. how about some purple rain, kim?

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered Commentereric

I totally love the cranberry sofa! Wow!
I dont the green goes that well with your sofa, and I agree with eric on the purple..
Btw, I am from India. Gonna get married in 5 months & am totally loving putting together my new home.. So many ideas and inspirations! Your website has given me loads of ideas and you guys always post such awesome posts.. Thanks!

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPri

Thanks everybody! Chances are I will just paint out the green with white because we are looking to sell this house ASAP and white would just be best for resale. BORING I know. But I will keep your ideas in mind for the next house. Cranberry is a new colour for me to be working with so I will need the help.

Congrats Pri! (And I'm leaning towards purple as you and Eric mentionned - maybe with throw pillows for now)

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I have this same couch in blue. from 1996. I got it at Robinsons May in California. Here is their site:

I don't think Paul Klee would like this couch much :-)

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Coulter

Not that I bought this couch for any other reason than it being cranberry velvet, but what you're saying is this couch is worth nothing and isn't even retro. It's from the freaking 90's. That's funny. And no, Paul Klee probably wouldn't like the association (had to google him). Thanks John!

23 Aug 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

$80 is still an incredible steal! Love the velvet sofa! I haven't seen anything like this on Craigslist in San Francisco, that's for sure! Most of the sofas look horrid!

I'm seaching for a sofa myself right now and just came across your blog. I'll be back :)

16 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

almost 2 years on and your current one is unbelievably BETTER :)

22 May 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrey

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