love blue, just not that much
[Beige sofa replaced by blue]
Earlier this year we purchased a blue sofa to replace the beige one we had for years. The beige linen was actually a slipcover over a brown velour sofa, which had been slipcovered many times. I love the blue and the simple lines of the new sofa, but it wasn't really working with the rest of the room as it's primarily in ivory with hits of color from patchwork of my own creation, vintage quilts and fabrics.
So, we indulged my Libran tendencies and had it slipcovered in ivory with white piping. Scott insisted on the contrasting piping, and although it's hard to see in the pics, it looks good. The piping alone looks better as the sofa didn't originally have any, which is probably a good thing.
[Note 7/2: I just remembered that the side chairs we purchased years ago are blue under ivory slipcovers, too. I guess I'll never learn ;)!]
[Ivory slipcover + patchwork]
Now, I'm little bit compulsive when it comes to keeping my stuff clean, although I am not perfect. I made the patchwork cushion covers when we first got the sofa to replace the towels we usually use. They're a little bit bold, but I like the way they look on the ivory. And yes, our slipcover has a slipcover, but only on the seats, swear. It really is pushing the OCD limits, but it's ivory! And, we like to eat ice cream and occasionally drool while napping on the sofa.
[Patchwork pillows + striped backs]
I originally had big plans for these pillows to include quilting on the front and buttons on the back. But, I could never get to it and having even one WIP around is usually fatal. I get bored and never go back to it. I'm just glad I finished these!
Photo Credit : Cindy