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Tuesday, March 4

the perfect white sofa

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Recognize these famous white slip covered sofas and chairs?

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: 'In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ Well, I say add the perfect white sofa to that list. A white sofa is the best investment for a home and is certain to fit any style or decor.

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I know… “White just scares me, what if I spill something on it?” Well, I have had a white sofa for the past 25 years (with a survival of several moves, two children, a cat and three dogs) and through the marvels of modern fabric treatments and upholstery design… a white sofa can wear just as well, if not better, than any other color or patterned sofa.


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I personally prefer a slip covered sofa; the covers can be removed, thrown in the washing machine (add a laundry booster for stubborn spots), returned to the sofa and there is not a trace of worries or stains. I do this about every two months.


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As I mentioned early, a white sofa (as well as white occasional chairs) can be transformed into any decor with just a few added steps. There actually are not very many home furnishings that you can say that about, now is there?


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Here are a few ideas to instantly jolt personality into a white sofa:

Punch of interest with pattern - flip for more or less with dual-sided, print pillows.

punch of color Interior Design by Laura Church Wilmerding

Play-off preexisting elements - here, light blue walls are enhanced with green slipcover edges and complimented with a leopard accent pillow.

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Continue your tonal trend - add rich throws and pillows in fresh prints and textures.

PIck a HueInterior Design by Melissa Rufty

Make a Luxe investment – a Herm├Ęs cashmere throw brings another layer to this diverse space.(you may get sick of seeing the below image because I am REALLY loving this one right now)

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Interior Design by Garrow Kedigian

Style a bold throw in a unique way - this white sofa gets a purple striped-effect in just seconds.

Add a throw Interior Design by Alexander Doherty

Trim pillows in color and texture - this little blue update makes a big, fun statement.

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Interior Design by Sally Markham

Let your pillows take on the trends – with multi-colored fabrics, the possibilities are endless.

pillows Interior Design by Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin

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Still not totally convinced? Not a problem… here are a few more inspirational images. These should take you over the top!

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