Upholstery with Two Fabrics: In or Out?

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It’s been a few years since Carolina Herrera Jr’s Spanish home was featured in the pages of Domino, but we still recall her reupholstered sofa and how inspired her choice of fabrics felt at the time (along with those of Ruthie Sommers’ home in that same first issue). Since the article, we’ve seen plenty of pieces using more than one fabric for the covering…

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A more recent example from Ruthie Sommers’ redesign of the offices of Drew Barrymore (from Domino 2008)
But we wanted to know if you think this trend has died in the subsequent years since the article. To us, the flow of the natural linen with the more decorative fabric on
Herrera Jr’s sofa still feels right, but we could see how a less cohesive pairing would feel jarring and/or dated. What are your thoughts?

Image at top: Eric Cahan

Second image: Stewart Shining
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