Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Advice Needed

Wow, two posts in two days. It's a miracle. I'm reaching out because I need your help. Or someone's help, preferably someone with a photographic memory when it comes to vintage fabrics. A little back story -  my husband seems to think the daybed that currently resides in my office is simply not working - too big, too clunky. (Since when did husbands get so opinionated about design??) But, in this case, he might have a point. However, the space still needs to accommodate a guest or two from time to time. His solution? A sleeper sofa. Well, what should happen to pop up on Craigslist but this lovely little sleeper loveseat? It has a very unique fabric on it which I really like . . . I think it looks expensive, familiar even. Without further ado, here it is . . .
And close-ups of the fabric:

Does anyone recognize this fabric? It's got a pagoda on it, people. You know how I love pagodas or anything even vaguely Chinoiserie-esque (I know that's not a word, but just go with it). Anyway, it would be going in the office I just painted black. Granted, it has no black in the fabric, but once again, anything goes with black, right? Just nod in the affirmative. Seriously though, any thoughts on this?

Oh, and not to confuse you but just to remind you, here is the current state of my office . . . it is painted black but basically has furniture and stuff crammed in it until I find a pleasing furniture arrangement and get my chandelier hung. Oh, and the credenzas are back from the painter. They look fabulous, but don't both fit in here (in the current arrangement), so I'm thinking one will be going in my daughter's bedroom at some point. 






So, there you have it. Keep the daybed or get the loveseat? And is that fabric nice or just eh? I can't get it out of my head for some reason. And, I do kind of like the idea of a quirky pattern thrown in with all the black and white. Might make it a bit cozier. You can see the chiavari chair I painted electric blue, the little Greek key metal tray I painted gold (duh, what else would I do?) and other little odds and ends like the Windsor Smith Riad fabric I snagged yesterday at Calico Corners' going-out-of-business sale (makes me sad when businesses don't make it). 

And while I've made the case for patterned sofas before, here's just a refresher of how they can make an ordinary space a little more special . . . 

So, discuss amongst yourselves, then leave a comment telling me how you feel. Oh, and don't forget to enter the Novica giveaway!

22 comments:

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I like the sofa! I think it will soften up the ultra-chic space. And yes, black does go with everything ;-)

charmaine said...

I say go for it! Your office is looking amazing!
P.S. I spy a lot of stuff that I also own - mirror, floor lamp, nate's tortoise shell and the lucite chandy. Great minds! ;)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The loveseat!!! The loveseat!!!! I cannot get over how great its looking already. I love all the white and gold with the black walls. Super gorgeous - you are giving me the courage to face my black walls fears!
Carry on with it all!!

Ashley said...

I vote Loveseat 2012! Sorry, I'm cheesy and I obviously have Election Day fever. The print of the loveseat would bring several of the colors already in the guest room together I think (wall color, the color of the Chiavari chair). Do it, do it!

kayce hughes said...

Love the CL sofa and the fabric.

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

It looks like a Lee Jofa fabric. I like it actually. You could definitely do a lot with it! That office is going to be totally fab!

Much Love,
Trissta

Chateau À Gogo said...

yes go for it! Office is looking great and I'm in love with the credenzas. - Brandy

Melissa Crochet said...

Get it!!!!! It will look amazing.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

In LOVE with the fabric on that CL find! Wish I could help you out on what it is...but it's gorgeous.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I don't recognize the fabric but I think it will look great in there.

Erin said...

Guuurrrl, I can't say no to a fabulous printed loveseat! It looks so expensive and would add some soft patina to your graphic room (which is looking amazing, btw).

Get. It.

ss said...

At first when I saw it I was like - WTH? Then I saw your office and thought 'the loveseat would be freakin' PERFECT in there!'. You have converted me, i'm in love with it now and can't stop thinking about it either. Go buy asap :)

Interior Design Musings said...

Kathy,
I looked for almost an hour last night (I needed a distraction from the election!) and could not find that fabric. It is now in my brain too! I so wish there was a website that indexed every single fabric by material, colors, subject!!! It would make life so much easier when you are trying to find a specific one. Good luck, I hope you find the name and yes, I would get that sofa and then use the fabric you found as some fabulous pillows to break up the pattern! M.

Decora Adora said...

I like the sofa! I love all the space....i lovely
Angélica

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Go for it....love the pattern!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oooo amazing credenzas!!!

Also love that greek key tray.

Sorry, don't recognize that fabric.

MFAMB said...

it's awesome and EXACTLY what that room needs. some pattern.
i hope you got it.

xo

CRICKET said...

I agree, I think it is what the room needs. I too think it looks a little like a Schumacher fabric, The daybed is too traditional and clunky. Seems it would go best in a boys room. Lookin good!

Gina Julian said...

Love the loveseat! I've been looking around for that pagoda fabric and cannot find the name to save my life. I've painted my bedroom walls black as well (BM's Black Horizon) and just bought a yard of that same Riad fabric from Calico Corners last night to make pillows. What special plans do you have for yours? Love the direction you're headed!

jeremy said...

Well said. Im remembering that as well.

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Decora Adora said...

Love the CL sofa and the fábric!!! i love post
angelica

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