Everyone likes to give their opinion, right? Some people like to give it even when they are not asked, so I am hoping that you will all come through when I am telling you that I need your help. I have spoken about our “new” circular sofa and chaise lounge before (here and here), and you know that I would like to reupholster them. Here is a picture of the couch. Update: The Craigslist Circular Couch has since been reupholstered!
And here is the chaise. Update: The chaise has since been reupholstered!
I have always loved red velvets couches and would love to have either one or both covered in red velvet. This could be because my parents had a red velvet couch and love seat when I was growing up. I also have a lot of red accents throughout the house. However, I already started making red velvet cushions for this chair, and by chance that would be too much red velvet in the room. Is that even a possibility?
After I dismissed the idea of red velvet, my first thought was to use a very dark purple velvet on the sofa and a printed purple velvet on the chaise. The problem is that I have searched exhaustively, and these fabrics do not seem to exist or are very difficult to find in my price range. Perhaps there is a dearth of royalty these days because purple does not seem to be a very “in” color, at least not with fabric producers. So, now I am not sure. I could redo them both in the same purple velvet. I could do them in coordinating purple velvets. Or I could go back to the original red velvet idea. I am sorry that I am not adept at Photoshop and cannot give you a visual idea of what they would look like in the different colors. You will just have to use your imaginations the old-fashioned way.
Sooooooo, I need your help. What do you think? If you were me, what fabric would you use on the couch and chaise?