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Reader request - patterned sofas

We received this reader request some time ago from Charly: I am considering a new sofa that is covered with a crazy printed fabric.  It is totally amazing but also quite intimidating for me in my small rental apartment that I am just beginning to decorate. Before I take the plunge, I am trying to find images of printed couches to help me decide if I can make it work.  Do you have any images of sofas and couches with colorful and/or busy prints on them for inspiration? Since it's been so long Charly has likely already chosen her sofa but I was curious to see what photos I could find in my stash of patterned sofas, as they certainly are not everyone's first choice for such a substantial piece of furniture. But why not - you only live once!

Elle Decor
Hus & Hem
Todd Alexander Romano
Hus & Hem
At Home Interior Design
George Seper
Jonamor Decor
Katie Ridder
Luca Trovato
Nicolas Tosi
rue magazine
Sally Conran
Todd Alexander Romano

Sarah Kaye Kristen Buckingham
Canadian House & Home Australian House & Garden

Reader Comments (11)

Wow! The Sarah Kaye sofa and brilliant wall: eye-poppingly wonderful. The fish pillow is perfect. And the Luca Trovato room in orange reminds me of a lovely place in Mexico City; such great colors.

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTopaz

lovely selection! I like Todd Alexander Romano's interior the most. Why not - we only live once :-)

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Elements

Wow, I am all of a sudden a patterned sofa fan. it really creates an instant focus for the room doesn't it?

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentermbwife

Wow! - great post. Love that last sofa from Australian Home & Garden.

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjil casey

Great sofas - especially the one from Hus & Hem. I love it.

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia@ Wind Chimes

Bravo to all those folks who have one! What confidence they have. It's a gene missing in my design DNA though. Deborah, Green Light District Design, Ottawa

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

they're all so fabulous... i especially like the one from lonny.

OMG I love all of these!

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxtina

that first image is one of my all time favourites.. a perefct use of pattern in a room! have a lovely weekend! xx meenal

bright patterns on a large piece of furniture can really trip some people up...
daring choice to purchase but it could be the greatest asset in your living space...
make sure the style/design of the sofa is what you love and
make sure you spend some time sitting in and moving around in the sofa before you buy it...
because in the end, if you decide the sofa's fabric is too much, throw a blanket or slip cover over it...
but if it's uncomfortable..not much you can do about that....
best of luck...

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentereclectic revisited

This blog was unquestionably nice to consider, thank you for writing of this subject!

18 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnabblÄn

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