Before & After: Thrifted Velvet Couch

The Brick House

As someone who's not always talented at seeing the potential in beat-up furniture, I'm envious of people who can — and Morgan is one such person. For her own home, which is filled with gorgeous things and DIY projects, she tries to spend $100 max on any item. Her thriftiness extends to her consulting work too. While few would see potential in an oversize, crushed velvet couch, she turned it into a statement piece for her client's living room.

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The solid orange fabric brings out the lines of the couch and gives it a crisper silhouette, while the bright color dramatically updates it. As Morgan notes in her post on The Brick House, it's a cross between Ligne Roset's "Togo" sofa and a classic Chesterfield. While I'm not sure what her client's house looks like, it's the kind of piece that could work well in a variety of decorating schemes, from vintage-kitsch to more modern.

For additional pictures and more info: The Brick House

Image Credit: Morgan Satterfield for The Brick House.

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.