Thursday, July 19, 2012

My friends thought I was crazy when I installed two white slip covered sofas into our family room. I'll admit, with three kids and a dog whose favorite past time is rolling in dirt, white sofas might not have been the most popular choice, but I love the crisp look and versatility that accompanies a white sofa--its the perfect blank canvas for a myriad of great looks. While the sofa has stayed (going on 8 years and dozens of washings), I've changed up the pillows often--bright yellow one summer, a cool blue ikat print another. Its a quick fix that can really transform a room--and its much easier to change out a pillow than a sofa! 

A blue-and-white scheme is timeless and perfectly updated with wooden bead trim. 
 Design House, Southampton

This weeks article for Hamptons Magazine features a classic white sofa instantly updated with five great pillows looks. You can read the article here
This bold and beautiful Ombre Istanbul velvet and linen Pillow adds a dash of drama to your room, Mecox Gardens, Southampton. 


Timeless traditional or boho chic? You can have both! Change up your pillows and transform your room in an instant.

10 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Barbara....LOVE your living room. To me few things are as pretty as crisp white upholstered furniture and accents of blue and white...perfection!

Splendid Market said...

I share your passion for pillows. Good for you for having the courage to go white, the couches look wonderful.

Acquired Objects said...

All of our sofa and chairs are slipcovered and it doesn't have to be just white. I love how versatile slipcovers are and simlpe upkeep. I'm off to read your article.

XX
Debra~

Francine Gardner said...

Your white sofas are perfect, especially for the Hamptons. I was just in Mecox on my way to a client's house and took a few pillows on approval, they had a great selection!Also saw your piece in the hamptons magazine, congrats...

michele said...

that velvet and linen pillow!

hopping over to read the magazine.

michele

Garden, Home and Party said...

Barbara,
Your living room is fabulous. I'm on the brink about white slip covers. Kids are grown and gone but 2 doggies that seem to want to walk in from the outdoors and rub their face on the front of the sofa. My dilemma, is it a real challenge to get the slipcovers back on once washed?
Karen

pretty pink tulips said...

I always love the look of white sofas. Versatility is a girl's best decorating friend. I'm a pillow-changer too!!!

Happy Weekend among the hydrangeas!
xoxo Elizabeth

South Shore Decorating Blog said...

I did that once, too. It's actually not bad because you can bleach their spills unlike with other colors!
Stacy

Donna Vining said...

The white sofas look great! And since it's a slipcover who cares if the kids get them a little dirty? You can always wash :) And I love that with having a neutral background you can create diversity in style with the pillows and a throw. Happy Friday Barbara!

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designchic said...

The perfect way to change up any space...love your beautiful living room!! Heading to read your article in Hampton's Mag...