My style has evolved and changed through the years, but there are a few things I have loved for decades, and always will. Among them is furniture finished in a contrasting welt. Outlining the seams of a sofa, chair or ottoman is a mainstay of our look. There are so many directions you can go when you use a welt that’s a different fabric than the furniture is upholstered in. Try high contract. Or use a pattern or color that makes an appearance in another spot in the room, like your window coverings, accent pillows or ottoman. Sometimes I like to welt furniture in leather to give it a richer look. This design decision alone will take a piece, and the entire room, from generic to custom.
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