Well it just so happened that I had a garage sale going on that Saturday up the street from me and I spotted a fantastic mid-century sofa for only $50 and knew it needed me to give it a new life again (even though I didn't need it or have anywhere to put it!) The lines on the sofa were somewhat similar to the Jonathan Adler sofa and I had an idea...
So I called my good friend Brian @ Rocky Mountain Upholstery and had him come pick up the couch to reupholster it, and give it new cushions (because this couch really did live in the mid-century!)
I searched and searched for the perfect blue velvet, that wasn't crazy expensive (velvets tend to be) and found this fantastic Duralee velvet in Ocean. It was tricky finding a blue velvet because they can look a little purple or some were dull. I wanted it to have dimension but be a true deep navy blue velvet and I couldn't be happier with the fabric. It is 100% Cotton, but it will wear fabulously and if you protect it with a Scotch Guard you should be good to go!
SO here is the reupholstered blue velvet sofa! And unfortunately for me I think I need to sell it even though I love it in my office. This beauty is for sale for $1550 (local pick up only, unless we can figure out a way to ship it!)
The velvet color in this photo is a better representation of the color in person.
You can create an eclectic graphic look by adding bold patterned pillows mixed with vintage furniture and a large fun print.
Or add a pop of yellow paired with a traditional rug in an office to create a more "Mad Men" look.
I love the idea of putting a vintage velvet sofa in a traditional home with a large graphic print overhead. This has been a long-time favorite of mine. (must add brass accents!)
Or add some silky Asian-inspired pillows and floral prints to give it a girly glam look.
That coral pom pom looks amazing next to the blue velvet - add some coral accents (pillows, vases, a lamp or even a pom like this photo) to make your blue velvet sofa look like a jewel!
How beautiful is this room?! Love the blue velvet sofa with the camel-colored leather chesterfield sofa! (Notice how this blue velvet sofa has the white wood below like my sofa!)
Or style it like Emily Henderson with a very cool graphic canvas and a cow hide rug (Ikea has a great one).
Can you see the many possibilities! Send me an email if you are interested!