June 26, 2012

When You Just Can't Decide, Patchwork is the Answer

Patchwork is certainly not up my [straight laced, matchy matchy, symmetrical] design alley but it does solve the problem of not being able to decide on what fabric you want to work with, an issue I often have!

Furniture retailer Jimmy Possum is recognised for their striking patchwork floorstock pieces, and recognised Australian furniture manufacturers such as Arthur G are also offering patchwork upholstery on their pieces. Done correctly, patchwork upholstery can look great, it can showcase stunning fabrics, appeal to a more bohemian salvaged interior scheme or be tonally complementing and a focal point of the interior.

It’s either a look you aim to achieve or a case of not having the budget for that new upholstery job and you’ve sewn together every piece of fabric you can find. What are your thoughts?

I love this image from Living Etc. The colour, the trim on the drape and the pooling on the floor, nearly sells the sofa for me!
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Not sure if it's the style of the sofa or the patchwork but I can't help but think of Alice in Wonderland?
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A very tonal approach to patchwork upholstery,almost palatable?
Think this suits the interior to a tee! Don't miss that wire cloud up there either, stunning!
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There is something about this one that I love, it may be the colour combination, the buttoning and the more applique look than patchwork, very cool!

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Very pretty, too much for me, but I do love this upholstering of the timberwork, nice detail.

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Looks like the most uncomfortable sofa in the world but a very classy approach to patchowrk upholstery dont you think?

 For more ideas on patchwork upholstery visit my Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/bobbinscissors/technique-patchwork-upholstery/

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