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living room inspiration: blue sofas

April 9, 2013

Oh my gosh. I probably started 3 different posts tonight and continually kept getting stuck. Hopefully when this horrendous case of writer’s block goes away and I’ll go back to them, but the silver lining to this story is that my procrastination efforts led me to this unexpected round up.

So in the meantime, blue couches! I would have never even thought about buying a blue couch a few months ago. The initial thought seems so unpractical and limiting to your decor options– like you would be locked in to one look forever (or however long you kept the couch). But after seeing the different way these pieces are styled, the blue almost seems to act like a neutral. It can be paired with so many different colors!

Here’s what I found (from the top left):

1. Tailor Sofa from Crate and Barrel
2. Jonathan Adler chair styled by Emily Henderson (this whole home makeover she did is great, so you should definitely click on that link)
3. I love the clean lines of Elsie’s Sofa on A Beautiful Mess
4. Bri’s (from Design Love Fest) living room is so great, she got two photos. This was also styled by Emily Henderson. I’m starting to adore that woman, and to think I totally rooted against her on Design Star! Now 4 years later, I’m glad she won that season.

So what’s the verdict on blue couches? Like them? Hate them? Would you put a blue couch in your living room?


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  • Marie Friddle April 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I love these. I had been looking for blue sofas when i painted our family room a couple of shades of aqua blue. It was incredibly hard to find the right shade Now it seems they are cropping up every where. 3 and 4 are beautiful.
    I would definitely put one of these in my house.

    • steph April 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      I think 3 and 4 are my favorites, too. although I do really like that Jonathan Adler chair…
      Your family room sounds beautiful, maybe now you can finally get that blue sofa you were looking for!

  • David May 11, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I discovered your blog today while doing a google search and I will definitely be a frequent. Also, don’t sleep on Emily, she is beyond awesome, and she can style her tush off!

    • steph May 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks, David! So glad you found it! And don’t worry, I’m totally an Emily fan now, and I’ve been a frequent visitor to her blog now for tips on my house!

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