Thursday, December 29, 2011

{lusting: sofas with contrasting details}

I am a lover of piping on a sofa. The way that it outlines and emphasizes the shape of the piece is amazing. Currently I am swooning over those sofas with the contrasting square details on the backs ... no idea what to call them so here are a few examples:


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Any one know what these lovely square details are called or the source of these sofas? I know that the sofa in the last image is a William Birch piece, but I have no idea about the others and can't seem to find much info in my searching! Either way they are all lovely, I'd place a sofa like this on my dream home list for sure :)

13 comments:

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh yeah, how great does that black on white look - amazing - classy - yep, i'd go for that!!! (if I didn't have two wild kids under 5) lol

Hannah said...

Oh wow! This is DIY inspiring! Could really make a cheap couch look expensive! xo

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Hannah said...

Oh wow! This is DIY inspiring! Could really make a cheap couch look expensive! xo

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Between The Boxwoods said...

Hi! I love your blog! And I am crazy over sofas and chairs with contrasting squares!!! I just saw the coolest chair in a store in LA the other day and wish I had had my camera!!!!
I'll have to go back and take a pic sometime so you can see it!!

Danielle Hardy said...

oooh! I do love that look. Makes it way more polished and classy.

Vintage Home said...

not sure what its called but its gros grain ribbon trim...Great images!

Karlita said...

great eye! loved your examples!! thinking about how to add it to my sofa!

diane said...

I think that is just ribbon or braid trim sewn onto the sofa cushion for some added detail. Whatever it is called, it is gorgeous. I have been swooning over green velvet lately and that first sofa fits the bill.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

All so gorgeous. Are you asking about the ribbon around the pillows? Or the box pleats on the bottom? Anyway - gorgeous white sofa!

designchic said...

I just love the squares...the last image is amazing...love everything about it!! Wishing you all the best in 2012 ~

Kathysue said...

I am with you on the details. My last two sofas have had contrasting welting and I love the custom look, The black and white is amazing, Kathysue

Jenna at Homeslice said...

love it. the detail gives a very tailored and finished look without grabbing too much attention.

Angeline said...

I love this post - I keep coming back to it - thanks for sharing this great idea!

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