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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All in the Details: Contrast Welt

Details make such a difference in a room.  One of my favorite details to add to furniture is contrast welt.  It adds instant sophistication to a piece of upholstered furniture.  Contrast welt highlights the lines of a piece of furniture and adds a tailored element to the room.

In baby girl's nursery, I piped the coral armchair with white cotton duck.  I used the same white duck under the kickpleats as well.

By using contrast welt, Nick Olsen makes this slipcover look more tailored.

Like the armchair below, contrast welt is a great way to tie a piece of furniture into the color scheme of the rest of the room.
via Material Girls

White piping on this blue daybed gives it a crisp and clean look.
Elle Decor

Navy piping adds visual interest to solid white sofas that might otherwise overwhelm the room.
via chelsiliddell.com

Contrasting trim makes this wing chair feel more modern.
blue and cream room with fireplace
House Beautiful

The beautifully tailored lines of these navy sofas really stand out.
blue and white family room
House Beautiful

Do you use contrast welt in your home?

5 comments:

Betsy said...

The chair in the nursery looks great, and I love all your examples. Contrast piping (especially in duck or twill) was always one of my mom's favorite decorating accents. I need to find a way to add to my home now, too!

Wendy said...

It's amazing how one small detail can make all the difference.

Meg {Pink Fireflies} said...

I had never really thought about how much it adds to a room and these are lovely examples for me to use in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

I love the coral! so pretty.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This nursery is so elegant and chic! Your baby girl is so lucky - I wish my nursery looked like that! I just pinned it! :)

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