Design Tip: For larger upholestered furniture, I recommend using pieces in solid/muted colors. Use accessories (pillows, rugs, window treatments) to bring in whimsy, color, or texture. Larger furniture tends to anchor a room. When you have a piece that complements most everything, it allows for endless possibilities in your room accents.
I posted this tip to twitter last week and received this question in response: "What type of accessories should you use if you have
Design Tip: A sofa with a printed pattern can be a costly design choice. Depending upon the print, it may be difficult to find coordinating accessories (rugs, pillows, art, etc...) and may require the homeowner to purchase items that are far more expensive than what he/she planned to spend. Also, the print may become too busy/distracting after living with it for some time. If you're on a budget and plan to keep your sofa around for a while, stick with solid/muted colors. #
I've never met a tufted piece of furniture that I didn't like or at the very least, I've never met a tufted piece that I couldn't find some redemptive quality in (go figure). Anywho...while shopping for knobs online yesterday at Anthropologie, I took a look around the rest of the website and stumbled across a lovely flaxen colored leather tufted sofa. Since I'm sharing, I must say, take a look over at Horchow.com. They can do no wrong in my book. If I could, I would buy t