I think the crisp print on a white background does a good job of brightening up our dark brown sofa. The turquoise and saffron is such a perfect pairing for the room – it really ties in a lot of the other elements, like artwork and accessories. I am pretty tickled by how perfectly the fabric (from a humble quilting store) works in the room. And I’m getting bold. I am mixing four prints: 2 printed cushions + houndstooth throw + apricot coloured tweed-y vintage teak chair = design bravery for me. I’ve never been one for mixing prints so although its a baby step, I’m feeling pretty proud. Someone tell Sarah Richardson.
And if you’re curious about the status of our disintegrating sofa, courtesy of The Brick, it has continued falling apart. We decided to hide it under the throw I bought awhile back and have abandoned plans to buy a new sofa. We’d rather save up and buy a nice, quality sofa for our next house. In the meantime, I have come up with a better solution than the throw because it keeps slip-sliding around – I just need to find the time to implement my genius plan. I will keep you all posted.