I just about started drooling when I saw this oversized vintage sofa in a local thrift store. The shape was to-die-for and the wood frame was in near-perfect condition.
There’s no question about it: The retro yellow & brown fabric would have to go!
I’m a total sucker for the combination of black, white & wood, not to mention bold patterns full of new elements to discover each time you look at it. So, when I came across this fabric from Bantie (which embodies all of the above characteristics), I fell in love… hard!
The simple colour palette calms the graphic, busy pattern. Lay it against that traditional wood frame and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
This makeover idea is definitely not for the faint of heart.
If you find a bold fabric, like this, but would prefer to use it in a smaller dose, remember that you always have the option of using more than one fabric to reupholster a single piece.
Upholstering the majority of the sofa in a solid black or white fabric and reserving the punchy pattern for use only on the seat cushions would be a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds.