January 10, 2011

SO WRONG, IT'S RIGHT


Mismatching your cushions with your sofa. On first look, I thought, "Ew, that's not right." But as I let my eyes soak up the entire image, I began to change my mind. Because the room already has a lot going on, it just adds one more unexpected, interesting twist. The important part in making it work is keeping the fabric solid (no patterns) and within a complementary color palette.

So, what do you guys think? Wrong or right?

26 comments:

things that sparkle said...

I am not sure I like this. It just seems a little messy to me. Throws me off. But the rest of the room is so gorgeous, I could probably deal with it :)

adorninc said...

It's very modern.....I'm not sure I would want it in my house but I like the aesthetic of it.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i guess it's a pretty cool alternative to just buy new cushins instead of a new couch - and rock the look!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Wendy Sice said...

Nah, not into it. The white is wrong on the couch, against a white wall, and the brown H rug is daggy too. Everything else I like! xx

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Maybe with more complimentary cushions. But this to me just leaves me feeling like there must have been a bad stain on the original cushions.

Design Elements said...

I don't really like it but is there a bad design? It's just a point of view. Have a wonderful new week, Crystal

Belly said...

It works because it's obvious it's intentional. However, I don't really like it - but maybe in another color combo I would? Who knows? (it helps that the room is styled to perfection)
-Chedva

17 Perth said...

This looks like something that would be in my husbands house before we were married.....very interesting and I can definitely appreciate it. It reminds me of a controlled chaos of a bachelor pad. : )

Susan said...

Upon further consideration, I like it!! :)

Splendid Sass said...

My eyes went immediately to the Hermes blanket, haha. I am not certain about the cushions though. Interesting and certainly not offensive.
Have a wonderful day, Crystal.
Teresa
xoxo

laurennicolelove.com said...

Love it. For sure.

Maggie Rose said...

Hmm, not a fan. But I'll take that gallery wall, please!

Bryn said...

I've actually been thinking of doing the exact same thing (I have a very similar sofa). I'm thinking YES.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love the gallery wall & the pop of yellow I think brightens the whole space up!! I say "YES" to it! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I like it! I'm definitely a "solids" girl and have a hard time finding prints I love so this is perfect inspiration for me!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Hmm...I have to think about this one. Interesting idea for sure.

Flourishing Networks said...

Yes I like it - love the picture frames all place well on the wall. certainly has character this room!

OrangeFarmhouse said...

sorry wrong for me! Do not like it at all!

Laura@Developing Designs said...

The overall lived in feel of the room is nice, but.......To be nit picky, I think it would work better if there was a better matching throw (Or better yet, a faux snow leopard or mink :)) and a different pillow it would be working for me a little better. xo

Ana said...

Works. I wouldn't mind living there.


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diane@onlinefabricstore said...

In this room it works. Could it be the magic of the Hermes throw?

Megan said...

I remember reading how Suzanne Dimma (of Canadian House and Home) does this to change out the decor seasonally. And while at first I balked at idea of a mismatch; I'm warming up to the idea a lot... love this image!

SHERRY HART said...

Not wrong...but not right either. It looks like the cushions are velvet and the sofa is a cotton duck.....kind of like wearing linen and wool together. For me a gray linen would have worked better.....for me.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

I'm not that into it. I love everything else about this mish mash collection, but the sofa seems off to me.

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

I dont think I could handle it. I would definitely need my couch to have matching cushions! yikes! Not a huge fan. Though, I truly appreciate the out-of-the-box thinking!

Claudia Juestel said...

I have done it many times sucessfully on sofas and chairs. But it has to be done right. I have mixed a solid body with patterned cushions, and it looks great if it is low contrast.

This is a bit too much for me given the contrast, even though it is solids. I don't think it adds anything. Given the slipcover on the sofa body, it may not have been as intentional as expected.

Cheers,

Claudia

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