Living Room In Progress: Green Tufted Velvet Sofa and Pink Rug

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(all photos by James Creel)

“William” Emerald Green Tufted Velvet SofaHigh Fashion Home

Pink “Pari” Rug – c/o Lulu and Georgia

Vintage velvet armchair – Brimfield Antique Fair

Cactus pillow, pink ruched pillow,  floral pattern throw pillows – Land Of Nod

Liza Minnelli pillow – c/o Jonathan Adler (the rest are vintage)

vintage needlepoint peacock

vintage globe

guitars and banjo are all Bobby’s

My cats destroyed the arms of my last sofa, so it was time for a new one. Our living room is far from finished, but I wanted to share a few of our new pieces, while we hunt for the rest! I know that a green tufted velvet sofa seems like an odd choice, considering my opening statement, but believe it or not…I kind of thought this one out. My cats love tearing up leather and loose weaves (our last one was a very loose weave), but they have no interest in velvet. It’s only been a couple of weeks, but no claws have come out (knock on wood). Though my heart was set on the pink version, Bobby was really into the emerald. And let’s be honest…I’ve taken over most of the decor decisions in this household, so I let him have this one. The darker hue is better at hiding any inevitable stains, but with our living room already being oppressively dark — it’s in the middle of the apartment, with no direct windows — it needed something to brighten it up. I picked out this Pink “Pari” Rug from Lulu and Georgia, my go-to place for rugs (we have this one in our studio and this one in my guest room), stole one of my vintage chairs from our studio, and added some fun pillows. Half of them are meant for children’s rooms, which did not deter me. We still need a coffee table, credenza, side tables, some more lighting, and a few odds and ends…but it’s starting to feel a lot more cheery in this dark and dreary room. I’ll keep you updated!

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  1. Hillary Brown says:

    Your couch looks really good in the room. I lIke the pink and dark green color contrast.

  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Awwww, loving the velvety emerald green couch. Such a statement in the room! Simply gorgeous! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  3. Bankè says:

    I love your colour combination. The green is unusual. Very homely. 🙂