A Pink Sofa, how much fun is that for a custom project. When my client emailed that she had decided she wanted to go with pink fabric I was so excited. I have been so inspired by anything pink lately. She also said those beautiful words "do whatever you want I trust you." She knew she wanted the frame painted black and the caned panels covered due to damage but as far as how I did that, she didn't care. I toyed with covering the wood frame on the top of the arms and back but ultimately decided to just cover the paneled areas.
Previously there were five square pillows across the back. She didn't like the fact that they were always having to be fluffed and adjusted. I had initially thought I would just upholster the back with no cushions but the sofa was just too deep for that. I decided to replace the pillows with two 6" soft foam cushions. I have been drawn to mid century pieces lately and the box cushions with button detail is a nod to that.
I then stapled the fabric to the frame and covered the staples with double cord welting.
Even if you are not a fan of pink you have to admit it's very sophisticated on this piece. It's so Audrey Hepburn to me. Dontcha just want to grab a martini and have a seat?
Here is a photo of it in my clients home. The space get tons of natural light and is very bright and fresh. The perfect space for a pink statement piece. Over the past few months I have also upholstered the ottoman and the pair of white club chairs in the photo. I think I found someone who loves buttons as much as I do. The square tufting is repeated in all three pieces and ties them together nicely.
I have been doing a lot of fully upholstered more complicated pieces over the last several months that I haven't shared on the blog. This piece was just too fun not to share. I love that my clients give me the opportunity to step out of my norm.
I just bought some sassy pink tweed for my next piece I'm doing for the shoppe. Haven't had enough of the pink yet :)
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