If there’s one standout trend we’re paying close attention to right now, it’s statement seating. From semi-sculptural stools to red oversized sofas, fresh hues and unexpected forms are quickly making their way into the living room scene. Sure, ordinary neutrals have their practical pros, but have you ever felt wow’d by a beige couch?
Of the many colored sofas we’re currently swooning over, pink is fast becoming the new neutral. An idyllic option for the less adventurous—yet incredibly stylish—buyer, this soft, feminine shade can create an eye-catching effect, all without ever overwhelming the senses. While imparting an understated dose of color to a space, a pink couch can also serve as a primary anchor for a room with little to no design direction. Don’t believe us? From the perfectly pale to the red-hot, the alternative surfaces ahead will leave you blushing with envy.
Now swathed in whimsical textiles and playful greenery, you’d almost never guess that this desert-inspired living room (which designer Michelle Gage created for Natalie Jacob in submission for the One Room Challenge) actually sits in the heart of New Jersey. Cacti and colorful wallpaper aside, it’s clear that the powerful pink sofa is the cornerstone of her Palm Springs-chic spread.
If we’re being honest, we’d move into this teeny, tiny airstream for the velvet blush built-in alone. Packing more style than most average-sized living rooms will ever see in a lifetime, Kate Oliver and Ellen Prasse—the duo behind The Modern Caravan and creators of this dreamy mobile abode—make a strong case for downsizing with their chic and creative small-space solutions. Note how the dark wood detailing and mustard-colored sconces perfectly offset the colorful, feminine character of the sectional.
Although works by Damien Hirst, Hugo Guinness, and Arthur Elgort grace the gallery wall beyond, we can’t take our eyes of this sweet settee. In keeping with the rest of her Manhattan home’s casual-vintage aesthetic, Kate Schelter’s hot pink spot is proof that daring upholstery decisions can pay off.
It’s safe to say that San Francisco-based design duo Susan and Ben Work know a thing or two about balancing contrasting elements. A visually stimulating sea of rich grays, beaten metallics, and mirrored objects, their soft blush sofa introduces a friendly dose of color—and by extension—a sense of harmony, to the mix. This masterful execution is only one of many standout moments in their stunning Edwardian abode.
To say that interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel’s studio is our dream workspace would be an understatement. Although the LA-based creative—who recently joined forces with Lulu & Georgia for a killer wallpaper collection (peep that Moroccan print)—is on a major roll, we don’t know how much work we’d be able to get done with this charming pink number in our office.
Does anyone else ever suffer from the post-vacation blues? Since getting back, I’ve been trying to get excited about new projects and just being back in NYC, but I can’t help but wish I was still gallivanting around in another city! I guess I need to plan another trip ASAP (and prob win the lottery). 🤷🏻♀️
Talk about curve appeal. Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Mallory Fletchall of The Reserve has officially mastered the art that is decorating a small space without breaking the bank (her couch is from Urban Outfitters!). Subtle bohemian touches—like the colorful, textured pouf and Sinnerlig pendant lamp—beautifully complement the sofa’s super modern shape.
File this girl boss-approved living room under pink elegance done right. Madrid-born blogger Paula Ordovas’ tufted sofa is quite the exciting match for its cream counterpart.
We can’t decide which we love more: The deep rose tones of Ashley Wagner’s glamorous living room couch or her darling pup, Indy. What’s a sofa for anyway if not the purpose of cuddling up with our four-legged companions?
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