In my home, we have a gray sofa. It's nice and it's easy to match, but every so often I think about the long pink hand-me-down sofa I parted with a few years ago...then I play around with the idea of reupholstering my current sofa in some shocking color—hot pink, kelly green, turquoise. There's nothing like a bold, bright sofa to kick the blah out of a living room.
If you're considering a reupholstery project or shopping for a new sofa, here are a few real-life examples of beautiful and colorful couches from past tours. For product info, click through to the resource guide included in each house tour.
- Gary and Leslie's Benedict Canyon Home
- Mike's Amazing Mid-Century Pad
- Kevin and Dop's Playful Uptown Loft
- Matthew Mau's Creative Loft in the Chapman Building
- Emily and Craig's Logan Square Rehab
- Maggie's Delightful Digs
- Philip & Leong's Live / Work City Space
- Gregory's Palm Springs in the Suburbs
- Chris and Heather's Happy, Hippy Haven
- Tom and Justin Gently Shape Their Landmark
Photos: Gary Ward, Beth Zeigler, Marcia Prentice and Matthew Mau, Evan Thomas, Maggie S., Gregory Han, Kyle Freeman, h4ndz on Flickr, used with permission, Aaron Able