Look!: A Color-Blocked Biedermeier Sofa

Look!: A Color-Blocked Biedermeier Sofa

Lisa
Jun 20, 2007

Every now and then we see newly upholstered vintage furniture that is totally striking and totally one-of-a-kind. This fully restored and re-upholstered Vintage Swedish Biedermeier Sofa, which popped up on eBay this week for a cool $4,500, is inspiring to us because it shows the happy results of a very creative approach to re-upholstering vintage or antique furniture.

The restoration team started with a clean-lined sofa frame from the 19th century and chose a luxe upholstery material (mohair velvet). So far pretty safe choices. But then they stirred things up with a high-contrast, thoroughly contemporary color-blocked treatment. The resulting piece is a bold pairing of old and new, of contrasting styles and colors that will up the style quotient of whatever room it ultimately lands in, whether traditional or modern.

A reminder that if you're undertaking an upholstery project, don't be afraid to be bold! Check out these for more inspiration.
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