5/18/14

Two Tone Sofas...



I just ordered a sofa for my family room and I was thinking of having the cushions done in a different fabric like these images... 

I like the look..
but I decided that I would get tired of it and went with a conventional sofa...









I love how designer, Helen Green used the same tones of fabric but the cushions are a tad lighter...
















I think Barclay Butera does this style beautifully and I love his work... 









Barclay Butera 











I even thought this would be a great idea because I could wash and bleach the cushion fabric when it got dirty... 







(Phoebe Howard)












(Gisele Bundchens home, Domino)





I had someone say to me....
 it looks like you  spilled something on your cushions and you were to cheap to reupholster the whole sofa so you just reupholstered part of it...

What do you think?

Or does it look creative to you and would you buy a two tone sofa for your home?

 I would love to get your opinion....


Thanks for stopping by...
Julie













48 comments:

  1. Most of the images you selected were done so beautifully that I would consider going two tone. I think I fall into the just change the pillows kind of person, however, after seeing these rooms so well executed...
    It's very compelling!!!
    Good luck with your decision.
    Sharon

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  2. I don't think I've noticed this before but why not? All the pieces look fabulous and correct. And, I really love the idea of being able to clean the cushions. :)'s

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  3. I like sofas that are same color and fabric all over. You could always have a slipcover made for the bottom cushion in a different color as long as it won't show through. Ordering a new sofa is so much fun. Good luck!

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  4. I probably wouldn't. I think the look is cool and fabulous but I'm with you: might get tired of it sooner than later. Great look, though!!

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  5. I agree with Loi and your friend who stated that it looked like you had to have a new cushion made to replace one that wore out or had an "accident".

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  6. I do like the look but I tend to go to a neutral classic sofa so it may stand the test of time.

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  7. It is fun with the right combinations of fabrics, I like one tone for myself though!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  8. I had a two toned sofa once and I did tire of it. I prefer a solid sofa...call me boring!!

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  9. i'm not loving it julie and think you made a great choice. that being said, my upholsterer called today "not enough fabric" so i told him to do the cushions different! will see......
    debra

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  10. It's different ~ not sure I'd do it. I tend to be a traditional type;) with classic design and neutral color (boring!) These are all beautiful images Julie and I think it works in these rooms.

    xxL

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  11. One of the beautiful and attractive home sometimes seen on accessories and furniture, how you build and construct the details. I like the choices you have here most especially the Phoebe Howard style. You can choose a couch that fit in your wall color. Awesome photos!

    Sebastian Chuter

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  12. Although I would like to see what it would look like if Phoebe Howard did a white top on that ottoman, I don't like the look. Looks like a blanket on the sofa in case the dog hasd an accident

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  13. I like the look in these pictures but know I would never do it..I am way too much of a purist:) And I cannot help it but would always think it looks like I cheaped out and didn't want to change out the entire thing!!!!

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  14. Julie,
    I like most of the examples you've shared, especially Barclay Butera, but like you, I think I'd tire of it sooner than I would if it were upholstered in a single fabric.
    My family room sofa is a buffalo check and I'm ready to go neutral. :-)
    xo,
    Karen

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  15. I don't much care for the first example (or that painting!), but rather like those in the fourth and fifth pictures down. Using monochrome works for me, because the print looks mismatched and too busy. Interesting ideas, though.

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  16. Not my cup of tea, but I can appreciate the look.

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  17. I love these examples - all of them. Bt I think I would maybe make the seat portions slipcovers in case i got sick of it or needed to clean it!
    Stacy

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  18. Im not so much a fan. It does look like a mistake to me although Ive seen some designers pull it off. Not in my repertoire, though. Hope all is well . Take care. xo Nancy

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  19. Good for you for treating yourself! The new sofa looks lovely – I can’t wait to see more of it!
    selected-best-sofas

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  20. I'm such a pillow person, that I love a solid sofa so I can use any design in the pillow fabrics. Afraid I would tire of it too…happy weekend!!

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  21. I'm not convinced about that idea, but having said that, there are plenty of ideas I didn't like to begin with and then ended up loving! I think it would have to be very carefully considered. Hope you are keeping well and enjoying your summer. Xx Sharon

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  22. I've seen this look a lot (sort of beachy). In fact, I have a client with grass cloth on her club chairs arms and base and a dated stripe on the cushions. I think we are going to recover it all in one fabric. Love that last ottoman.

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  23. I think it would look good... Using the right fabrics...

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