Velvet Sofas

Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery

 

The goal of my projects is to have them reflect my client's personal style. I want the home to look like them, with my guiding hand. That said, there are a few themes I work into many of my designs. These themes are the what I like to think attract clients to me. They are part of my "signature style."

I'm starting a series that highlights these themes - or trends if you will. I hesitate to call them trends, because I find them to be pretty timeless. For this first round, let's look at velvet upholstery.

To say I am a dedicated fan of this look is an understatement. What I'm really digging is jewel-toned velvet specifically. I enjoy working with clients who share this same sentiment. I've been blessed to work with some amazing clients who have a similar style to mine. It's a match made in heaven when a client comes to me, looking for velvet upholstery. It is a regal look that doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. It can totally transform a space and often becomes the room's star piece.

Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery
Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery
Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery
Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery
Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery
Michelle Gage // Signature Style: Velvet Upholstery

I'll continue with this series by talking about other themes you can see within my design work. If there is any trend you've noticed, comment below. 

 

Product Round Up: Top 12 Sofas Under $2,000

 
Michelle Gage // Product Round Up: Top 12 Sofas Under $2,000

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A sofa is one of the most important purchases you can make for your living room; it is also one of the most expensive. There are thousands of options out there, making the decision just a tad bit overwhelming. There are a lot of great furniture manufacturers and you could spend hours (days even) going through their entire offering. 

I've taken the guess work out of the equation. These are my top 12 favorite finds. I've used many of these styles in my design projects. #5 is making it's way into my #palmspringsprojectorc. I've used #7 for several homeowners and they have all raved about it. I actually have #9 in my own home - just in velvet. The leather options is soooo comfortable. Keep in mind that these styles are available in many different fabrics and even leg finishes. When choosing your ideal sofa, start with the shape. Find a comfortable silhouette that speaks to your style. Then, land on the right fabric for your space. Many retailers have dozen of upholstery options within each collection. 

Which is your favorite?

For even more affordable sofa selections, from yours truly, check out this post on Emily Henderson's blog and this one on Domino. All styles are under $1000.