One of my lovely readers Becky, sent me this email earlier this week:
yesterday in the New York Times Mag I noticed an ad for a couch from
sofa.com….a British Company that is now in the Big Apple.The sofa
has two different types of upholstery, one on the base, another on the
cushions…photo of sofa (plus puppy) is attached. I wonder if there
is a term for this type of look? Do you think it is a new trend or
just a passing fad….I have seen it in at least two other designer
showrooms locally. Does this trend have "legs" Would you do it? How
would you approach this color-wise?
My response was "Most people buy solid colours when they buy sofas but it could have legs, remember the 80's how many floral sofas we bought? I still walk into homes with floral sofas from that era". Colour wise I would approach it just like any other large pattern in your home. Certainly with a pattern this large scale, it needs to be the most important piece in the room.
Notice though that had this sofa been photographed against the brick wall it would have been way too busy, instead the back of the sofa has some kind of art against it.
Over to you, what do you think? Does this trend have legs?