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Cool Idea: A Curtain-Paneled Sofa

Vanessa De Vargas of decor8 was recently confronted with the challenge of re-designing a client's record label office so that it felt like she was working from home. She brought in a tufted sofa from JCPenney (no longer available) to cozy up the room, but its plain vanilla fabric had no kick to impress her high-profile rock and pop clients.

She got inventive without dropping big bucks on reupholstering the entire thing and instead had her upholsterer "sew a red and white curtain panel from Urban Outfitters right down the center." I think the result is chic and youthful, and certainly not your average Victorian sofa.

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DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i like that.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I've seen this before. I'd prefer keeping the sofa all one color and adding the splash of color either on the wall behind it or with throw pillows. You know how sick of this look you're going to get?
emalove emalove 9 years
I really like the way this looks.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
looks okay. i don't know how the rest of the space looks - red and blue and 2 shades of cream together? and is that a cork board? hmm.
cinadanni24 cinadanni24 9 years
That's nice
refinnej refinnej 9 years
gorgeous sofa with or without the panel of fabric in the middle.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I have done that with blankets and curtains, tucked them into a chair or sofa down the middle. It always looks nice.
nancita nancita 9 years
I love this! It is very similar to a couch I saw at Anthropologie the other day, which used several strips of fabric that were narrower, for a patchwork effect. Also the color scheme in this room is lovely.
moss1080 moss1080 9 years
I like it, but reupholstery would put it out of my price range
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I WANTED THAT SOFA!!! I wanted that sofa so bad, but we were moving at the time I noticed it early last year and it was gone by the time we moved. I've regretted it ever since. I love my furniture now, but seeing this in the wild makes me miss it again. :( I don't like the curtain panel (ruined my gorgeous sofa!), but I'm sure it makes sense with her clientele.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
cool. i really like it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmm kind of neat...
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