Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Orange Crush

About a week ago I was trolling Craigslist looking for . . . whatever. I think the key to CL is to not have a goal otherwise you get disappointed really quickly. But, this day I saw something that made my heart pitter patter. An orange velvet vintage Baker sofa with down cushions. This could look perfect in my Tornado Room. I emailed to inquire and had to wait two long days for a response, but it was worth it. It now sits in the Tornado Room awaiting some pillows . . .
I love it and especially think the orange pops against the blue walls. The same day the sofa was being delivered I found a couple of tufted black and white ottomans at Homegoods.
I think they look great, and were a decent price. Is it bad that the two ottomans cost about as much as the sofa? Of course, the wall is awaiting some art, but that will take a little time. Here are some inspiration rooms I've had on Pinterest for a while . . . do you see the similarities?



I know Tangerine Tango is the Pantone color of the year, but I swear I wasn't thinking about that when I made my decision. So, do you have an orange crush?

16 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

you really scored with that one, gal! donna

Ashley said...

Ugh, Kathy, you're killing me here! I'm so jealous! Your basement hangout space is coming together so quickly.

Did you have to get it cleaned?

Melissa Crochet said...

Girl...I don't have words to describe this space. Unbelievably gorgeous will have to do.

heather (love your space) said...

it's totally coming together! LOVE the orange sofa, especially against the blue wall. Well done.

ModFruGal said...

You know how much I love orange...it looks so great against those blue walls...coming together quite nicely!!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Love it all and the Baker sofa is amazing. When can we come over?? :)

alison@MLHP said...

Soooo....I think it's fair to say you could, and probably should add "Personal Shopper" to your resume. You have such great luck thrifting - I'd pay you to go with me!

nkp said...

Fan-freakin-fabulous. Dang, that sofa was a find and is absolute perfection against those, deep dark walls. I am a huge fan of l'orange! My keeping room walls have been painted orange for about a decade now, as has my breakfast room ceiling. Ahead of the curve, I guess. Or, just lucky that orange is the flavor du jour again. ;0)

nkp said...

Oh, gosh, I almost forgot that crazy orange barn door in our "tornado" room. Funnily enough, I've been thinking of painting over the orange and taking it down a notch. What do you think? What color would you paint it, Kathy?

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Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, Kathy I love your new(ish) sofa. I must start checking the Nashville CL. Chattanooga is usually horrible! It's shaping up to be a great place to ride out the storm!

SHERRY HART said...

Damn girl...this room is coming together! Love the sofa! Lucky dog.

Erin said...

Your craigslist has velvet BAKER sofas and mine has steaming piles of poop. How is this fair?

Your tornado room looks better than most people's homes -- including mine at the moment.

Emily | Recently said...

Yes! Love it! I never cease to be amazed by your finds. It looks amazing with the blue walls too! I have some orange velvet chairs that I'm so happy I never re-covered.

Jeannie-Amesbury Road Interiors said...

Amazing find! Orange against blue is good stuff. I came across your post about the mirror you found at Kirklands. Have not stepped foot in there in about five years but I may go now. That piece is killer.

angela | the painted house said...

Ooo, I love how your basement is coming together. And that fabulous orange sofa stirred up long-ago memories of our first year of marriage when I coveted an orange sofa in the university museum where I worked. They wanted to sell it, but at $200, there was no way we could afford it. We could barely make our $300/month rent!

LindsB said...

I wish I had a tornado room! I LOVE how this space is coming out- the walls, the orange sofa, all that gold pretty- it is just beautiful!