When you're spending a lot of time or money on something for your home, you might be tempted to play it safe and choose a neutral color. I'm talking about buying sofas, lounges or a set of dining chairs here. Sometimes that thinking will work, but sometimes you'll miss a chance to take your design to another level.
I have a deep love for velvet, so much that I've written not one but two other posts on the subject, one featuring deliciously covetable examples of velvet upholstery and another dedicated exclusively to the indulgence that is blue velvet. Want to get the look? You could have a vintage couch re-covered in velvet — or consider one of these sumptuous pieces.
We've written quite a bit about sofas for small spaces — but what if you're looking for a sofa for an especially large space (or you just have a lot of friends)? In my sofa-shopping experience, the available options usually top out at about 85 - 90 inches — long enough to seat three people (or maybe four really skinny ones). But just a few sofas go beyond, offering room for four or even five. Check out some of our favorites below.
It may be hot outside, but these blue pieces will keep your space feeling fresh and cool. Tables, chairs, stools, sofas, daybeds, storage – you can find them all in your favorite shades of aqua, cobalt, and cerulean.
One of my friends recently described shopping for a
sofa with her husband as one of the most depressing things one could do on a
weekend. It is one of those furniture purchases where people are terrified of
making a mistake, since the general thought is that a sofa will be in your home
for at least the next ten years. Here is a simple guide to help you navigate the
overwhelming sofa market.
I recently moved across the country and, let me tell you, squeezing my roomy Los Angeles sofa into my tiny New York City apartment was nothing short of a miracle. And while my sofa may not be perfectly sized, yours can be if you do your homework and ask yourself these four questions.
Yellow furniture punches up a room and signals playfulness and excitement. Each of these are bold and noticeable, but simple enough to fit nearly any decor, whether it's Happy Modern or New Traditional. Here's a look at what's out there, from a range of sources.
Here we are again folks, this time with a relaxed organic space that says, "Hey, you know what? If I want to pretend I'm home on the range, then that's my business." The cost of all these goodies is $11,692. You know the drill: click to see the second, less expensive, version.
Need an extra bedroom but don't have a room? For all you city folks looking for a perfect sleeper sofa we offer you our updated 2013 roundup of our top picks at high and low prices. There is reader intelligence and a fit for everyone here, including one with style. Enjoy!