Before & After: Thrifted Velvet Couch

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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.

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.

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Image Credit: Morgan Satterfield for The Brick House.