Updating the Classics - Camelback Sofa

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I think I've had a camelback sofa in my home(s) since my married life began!  It's sported a wide variety of fabrics, from country mini-prints to blue moire to white denim slipcovers.  I still have my camelback sofa and right now it looks like this

I still love it's classic clean lines and single cushion, but it's time for an upholstery update.  

Looks good in leather!  Image from Apartment Therapy

I also love it in a fun color.  Image from Style Court

Lovely in velvet with contrast piping and ikat pillows - designed by the fearless Jamie Meares.  Image from her blog, I Suwannee, as are the next three..

Still looks fresh in a traditional fabrics.  Image courtesy of Urban Grace

Image courtesy of nylablog.

Image from Storibook Designs

And my favorite is this stunner from Domino Magazine

So many choices - what would you choose?

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jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh dear I don't know, sometimes there are too many options :)
I like a bold pop of color on such a lovely traditional piece. Of course I'm saying this but pretty much liked all the choices - can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kathysue said...

Kim I love the chevron pattern, but if you chose a solid you could change up the pillows. Maybe a solid in a bright punchy color!!! KS

PS I am asking for opinions today also, we must all be in the mood for opinions. I need help for my Giant Letter P. KS

Splendid Sass said...

I think that the leather looks great. I love a camelback sofa. You can upholster it so many ways.

Evie said...

I have to say that I love the colorful one from Style Court, but I don't think you can go wrong with a sofa that has great lines like that one! I finished my sofa re-do a couple of weeks ago and it was SO nice to get a fresh look!

Unknown said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE camel back sofas- my new kitchen banquet will be similar. Love all of these examples- my favourites are the green leather (also love a rich velvet) and the la fiorentina beauty.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I'd go with a bold print to give it a more modern look. They always pop up on Craigs so if you get tired of it sell it and buy a new one and give it a whole different look.

Karen said...

While I love the patterns, I'm pretty conservative when it comes to spending money on high ticket items like recovering a large piece. Without knowing the colors in your home I'm just going with the first thing that popped into my head-a beautiful linen or velvet in a solid dark shade of blue, somewhere between a periwinkle and a navy.

The Vintique Object said...

My mother, aunt, and grandmother all have camelback sofas. And the way they are upholstered really reflects each of their personalities. My favorite here is the green leather. Gosh, it's a stunner! Thanks for the great post. I'm going to forward it to the women in my family.

Unknown said...

I like the idea of going solid with a fun color for the piping - yeah I'm boring like that! lol

Unknown said...

I have always loved the Domino one! To this day it remains my favorite.

Danielle Sigwalt Interiors said...

Wow that's a tough choice for sure! I'm diggin' the grey velvet with pink piping, black polka dot print and the last one is stunning as well. Sorry not much help...Good Luck!!

My Interior Life said...

Ruthie Sommers' La Fiorentina camelback sofa in Domino has always been one of my favorites! If I could spare the money for the fabric (and actually had a camelback), I would totally go for it!

The enchanted home said...

A lot of great choices...love the funky one, so modern and fresh, and its nice to see an updated twist on an old classic. The velvet is stunning as is the toile...all beautiful.Stop by..doing an amazing giveaway, a pair of Murano handblown glass lamps

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I also love the last image but I love the room in general. I think my second choice would be the green leather. Go bold is my sentiment:)

Kendall said...

Do it in Ikat! I know it's trendy but so worth it for the time that you enjoy it!

Also, if you get the chance you must get a subscription to The Worlf of Interiors magazine. It's really one of the best ones out there that our firm gets.

jandjhome said...

I love the idea of a modern fabric with such a classic line sofa.

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I just bought my first camel back sofa this year and I love it. I have a simple cream cotton duck slipcover over it and over the one cushion. So comfy, I put it in my office.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Lets punch it up! Okay, I just love saying that!

I would do a solid with really fun pillows! I found a sofa just like that for 75 bucks at goodwill and I left it **Kicking self**

Danika Herrick said...

Jamies gray velvet with the kickass pink and orange banding. FAVORITE sofa of all time.
CAn't wait to see what you do.

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

I love the fabrics, but you can never go wrong with leather! I guess I'm just still in the young boy stage of parenting, so practicality reigns supreme. I don't think you can go wrong. A classic shape is a classic shape and everything will look super great on it :)

Jen said...

The choices are endless but girl, I'm loving that green leather!!

Happy Thursday! xo

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casey at loft and cottage said...

Wow, I love the Hicks one myself, or anything by Jamie! That one with the skirt and red/pink trim rocks!

Design Elements said...

the Domino sofa! lovely greetings

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

I love all three from I Suwannee! She never disappoints.

Unknown said...

Those large scale geometrics morph a camelback into something really fresh and up to date. I like the big pattern.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I would be torn between a velvet and a fun geometric print!

Anonymous said...

camel backs are one of my favorite designs for sofa...thanks for the great post..

Hyphen Interiors said...

It's a rare moment but I can't choose! I love them all. I guess it depends on the room, but wow, these are great photos for inspiration. What an awesome classic sofa to own.

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