To Pipe or Not To Pipe?

August 24, 2011 at 9:14 AM 8 comments

Actually, to contrast pipe or to not contrast pipe?  That is the question.

We need a sofa for our formal living room.  I have decided that it will be navy and I’m thinking it’ll be similar to this Williams Sonoma Home Presidio sofa:

I would love for it to be skirted though but I have to check with the Mr. on that one.  Speaking of Mr., we’re currently having a couch debate. I want to do a navy sofa with a white contrast piping; Graham is iffy on the color combo.  I’m a sucker for a contrast pipe and I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to take the plunge.

It always comes down to: “will I get tired of it?”  With me furniture rotates through my home constantly, in a true manifestation of my ADD self.  So yeah, I may, but I also “tire” of everything.  However, I have not tired of seeing a contrast pipe in magazines for like ever.  And navy and white is a true classic.  Thoughts?  What would you do?

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  • 1. Ashley Austin  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Love love the piping! We just bought a navy couch and while i love it, even the tiniest bit of dirt sticks out like a sore thumb. That being said, I still love it, just need to be very careful. Happy couching!

  • 2. Glynnis  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Don’t want to get into the debate between Mr and Mrs, but you know that I have a particular weakness for blue and white!

  • 3. Glynnis  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    What if the back cushions are not piped, but the sofa is piped? Is that a compromise that will also look good?

  • 4. Beatrice  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    I am sort of with Graham on this one if the sofa is for the living room. I had contrasting piping in our sunroom for years and loved it, but navy and white in the living room might limit you down the road. Pipe your accent pillows in a contrast. That’s a good looking sofa from Williams Sonoma. What about navy velvet?

  • 5. Lucy imwalle  |  August 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Pipe!! If white is too much for hubby as a contrast then consider lavender or cream or tan.

  • 6. Sarah Mc  |  August 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    I love contrast piping so I would have to agree with you. I think it makes a statement and looks polished.

  • 7. Lex  |  August 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Ooh, I like lavender welting/piping idea! Although, I feel like the hubby may not.

    Husband’s can be the hardest clients sometimes. 😉

  • 8. Ashley  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I love the piping idea, but maybe on a chair instead of the couch? That way, it’s less of a commitment…?


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