Katy Elliott

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Inspired By Nightwood: Two-Tone Linen Sofa

Posted on | June 22, 2012 | 10 Comments

A quickie post! I’m feeling inspired by Nightwood’s custom Parker Sofa in flax linen with a stripe linen bench cushion. The style feels perfect for my old house; I like soft lines and rumpled feel.

My mom gifted me a camel-back sofa when I bought the house. I remember buying it when I was in 4th grade for a house in Amherst, New Hampshire. It’s been reupholstered a couple times and came to me in this calico yellow.

I’m thinking a similar reupholstering job as this Parker Sofa I found on Nightwood’s site. I don’t plan on leaving the back bare of upholstery but I like the two-tone effect.

The sofa is for our first floor family room/soon-to-be office. Baby’s nursery will become our current office and we are transforming the first floor space to accommodate two desks, sofa, chairs, piano and ottoman. A few things like stripping the mantel and laying a new floor (it’s a nasty new floating floor) in the room need to be dealt with will probably be put on the back burner. But I can get rid of that old stove, paint the walls, throw down a rug, add in some furniture and hang some curtains.

Stay tuned for more…

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10 Responses to “Inspired By Nightwood: Two-Tone Linen Sofa”

  1. Barbara stroud
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Hmmm, I’m not usually a two tone kinda gal, but I’m liking the feel of that… I rather like the bottom fabric, something in a heavy flannel or linen would be exquisite… Great windows with wonderful light streaming in!


  2. Susan
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    Love the rumpled look too, and think it would be great on yours! What an amazing house your baby will grow up in!


  3. Jill
    June 24th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    I really love this idea. It takes a traditional piece and adds a contemporary twist.


  4. ctstyle
    June 24th, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Love it! Good idea.


  5. ellen Spencer
    June 25th, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    It would look great with some colorful suzani pillows!


  6. Hannah
    June 25th, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I love the two fabric couch. Lovely!


  7. lisa
    June 26th, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    i saw this kitchen and you were my first thought! there’s “kelley green” & there’s “Katy Green”!http://emmaperssonlagerberg.blogspot.jp/2012/04/elle-interior.html


  8. Katy Elliott
    June 26th, 2012 @ 9:21 am



  9. mopar
    June 27th, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I love the two tone sofa and the one you inherited.


  10. Joann Notch
    July 15th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    This style of writing rocks !! Many thanks for offering this!


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