10/25/2011

Options

So here is a sofa I've found and am considering.  I think I may have lost my  mind.  Or found it.  I'm not sure.  Now I know you are all freaking out right now.  I know it's a fantastic piece.  I know it.  But, I want you to think about this seriously and practically.  Could you live with a mostly Fuchsia patterned sofa in your home for years to come?  I mean this baby is a statement maker, true.  But, it is also a very loud and demanding sofa that has the power to take over the entire room in one fell swoop.  Could be really cool, or just really obnoxious.  It would be a risk.  Not sure if I'm up for it.  I'll let you know if choose in favor.

Here are some more (safer) options I've found and like.  They would be a little more in keeping with what I originally had in mind.



On the last one, I would paint out the wood trim (probably white.)  I'm not sure which way I will swing, but I thought I might share the goings on around these parts.  With that I will leave you with some statement making sofas used in other designs.  I have to say they make a very persuasive argument.






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13 comments:

piggywhistles said...

I love the fuchsia lounge. It does make a statement. If you love it get it! It is much better to really decorate a room in a way you love, even if it is a bit over the top, than live with a room that is bland and safe and never really says anything about you. I am sure you can make it work if anybody can.

A Pearl In The Making said...

If you don't want it I will take it:)

My mom still has her sofa from that era and it has stood the test of time not only because of the great quality fabric, but the quality of craftsmanship.

I am sure you could easily sell it if you got tired of it.

Go for it!!

Laura@happyroost said...

Go for the fuscia! After all, that's whats being a designer is all about! Taking risks! I'm sure you could soften it up some with grey/cream throw pillows if you have to.

And if it doesn't work out, hide it, sell it and don't tell anyone about it :)

Laura

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

If it toots your horn I think you should do it. You can always get a neutral slipcover made for those seasons you want more serenity.

heather (love your space) said...

LOVE it. I think you should go for it, for sure. I played it safe with a chocolate brown couch (partly because I already had a bright orange statement rug!) but sometimes which I had gone crazy happy yellow.

What a fun piece to build a room around....

Ann@Glamourshoes said...

Absolutely go for the fuchsia! Look how much better the rooms look that have the wow sofa! Take the risk! You can always put a grey or white slipcover on it for part of the year.

Razmataz said...

I do love a fuchsia sofa, especially in a white room with simple accessories. Fuchsia with pattern is even bossier....I think as long as the sofa has good bones, you could get a slip cover made in 5 years if you want something different.

Lonely Wife Project said...

I was all for the neutral ones until I scrolled down and saw the other images! Those loud couches are super sexy!

Gabrielle said...

In my opinion, it all depends on how much the pink sofa is. Because there’s a higher chance that you’ll get sick of it after a while.

If it’s a steal and you can afford to get another sofa in a few years if it all goes pear shaped, then go for it! And if you end up loving it forever, then even better!

But if it’s an extravagant purchase and it needs to be a long term affair, I would go with something safer..

Hope that helped?

Emily said...

I agree with Gabrielle. Go for it if it is not a huge investment!

Kristin said...

All great options. Where are the top two grey couches from? Love that style of sofa, exactly what I'm looking for!

lemondropdreams said...

I can definitely work especially if the other pieces don't try to compete for attention. I could live with it for years, absolutely!!

Kelly @ Daffodil Boutique said...

Where are the "safer" sofas from, if you don't mind me asking. :~}

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