We agree with George Costanza that, if it were socially acceptable, we would drape ourselves in velvet. Since it isn't, however, we are willing to make do with lusting after velvet couches. There is something welcoming, regal, and totally irresistible about the fabric, and we particularly love how this perfectly complements the artwork behind it.
The piece: Rue Petal Apartment Sofa
The price: $999
Why we want it: Even if it weren't the most flattering and bewitching color of pink, we would still be coveting this sofa! Elegant with just the right amount of midcentury styling, the Rue Petal Apartment Sofa was made with, well, apartment living in mind. The high back and gently curved arms create the perfect cozy haven for a twosome that is close or interested in getting closer. We are already imagining how wonderful it will look with a vibrant kilim throw pillow this Winter and a lightweight cotton throw next Summer!
Is it our imagination or is there already a Fall chill in the air? It might just be wishful thinking since we love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch underneath a cozy throw. Not only are they great at keeping you warm, throws are perfect for adding some flair to your sofa or favorite reading chair! We rounded up 21 of our favorites — from faux fur to woven silk — to bring you a perfect choice no matter your budget or style.
Inspired by the architecture of its day, the Florence Knoll sofa is a streamlined, slightly utilitarian piece of furniture. Clean lines, geometric shapes, and pure purpose made the sofa an instant classic when it debuted in 1954 and have kept it on the wish list of almost every modern furniture hound since. With a hefty price tag ($10,172, originally $11,236) however, the wish list is exactly where the sofa is likely to stay.
Imagine our delight when we found a similar version for less! Same clean lines and similar tufting but for a fraction of the price. Keep reading to find the surprising source that is scratching our modernist itch!
Linen settees, like this Osa Sofa from Jayson Home, always inspire lust when we see them in editorial spreads but the high price tag keeps them on the page instead of our living rooms.
The basket weave upholstery and black walnut legs are nice touches but, since they push the price up to a cool $2,295, we started looking for an alternative, stat. Luckily, we found a similar one to make our linen-covered dreams come true!
Tired sofas — we've all had them. Before you give up on the one you've been glaring at all year, try taking a stab at re-styling it with Winter-friendly layers — lots of them. We'll show you how!
- Start by tucking a folded quilt into the center sofa cushions to provide subtle pattern and texture. To avoid an overly crafts-y look, shop for block-printed options, which feel particularly fresh.
- Faux-fur pillows provide softness and warmth and are great for curling up with. For something slightly more unexpected, try mixing two different colors of fur. As long as they coordinate with the rest of your accessories, the result will look cohesive.
- For a pop of color and a touch of whimsy, throw a pom-pom throw over the arm of your sofa.
- Finish the look by adding a plush shag or flokati rug to accompany the touchable fabrics. A graphic version can still work well with a patterned quilt as long as the color palettes match. This crisscross fleece version is an especially good buy!
This month, we're keeping an eye out for autumnal novelties and hauntingly beautiful pieces that feel anything but thematic. Whether it's a moody photograph or a surprising color palette, it's easy to infuse darker decor elements when you balance them with organic silhouettes and touchable fabrics. Keep reading to see which products caught our eye this month!