I spoke last week about the idea of having just one standout piece in a room. One element that grabs the attention and lifts it from a tastefully decorated space to one with – cringe – the wow factor. Or, to coin a hideously over-used cliche – the X factor. Answers for a better phrase in the comments below please.
Anyway, I was working on a job last year and hunting for a green sofa. I could only find one. It was from Ikea. It was very comfortable and I specified it for the job. This is the same sofa in the home of Emily Murray of The Pink House.
And here is another in The Artist’s Residence in London. The point being that you should always look for that one thing. The thing that will make the difference. And the second point being that yes it might be a piece of art on the wall, or the natural features of the room but it might also be an amazing piece of furniture in a totally unexpected colour that you thought might be risky but turned out to go with everything.
The top sofa is by Russell Pinch for Heals. There are 33 fabric options and many of you will think that because it’s an expensive British made sofa you should be sensible and go for something that won’t date. But you should, always go for something that will make your heart sing.
These three pictures show green sofas in a variety of ways – monochrome, lots of colour and lastly in a more urban glamour setting with luxurious parquet against bare brick walls. Go for it.