Last year, when I attended Milan’s design fair, Salone Del Mobile, one of the predicted trends was the burnt orange sofa.
Fast forward now to 2018, and we are starting see that trend trickle into the high street stores. We’re even seeing orange sofas in the stylish homes of people on Instagram.
I think for most, Orange is not a natural first choice colour for a sofa, probably because of its bright hue. When I mentioned that I was getting an orange sofa to a friend, she said she loved orange but found it hard to visualise it in her space, as it would clash with the colours in her home. The image above is of my new Orange Novita swing chair by Nicoletti Home, from Furniture Village. It is a true celebration of Italian craftsmanship and Heritage.
I thought I’d try to show in this post, that orange is not as difficult a colour to style as we imagine. In fact, despite its brightness, orange combines really well with all colours. Here you can see how I’ve combined my orange sofa with pops of blues, greens, reds and even pinks.
If I replaced my white wall with a midnight blue or stone grey wall, you would see all the jewel tones of my props, and that vibrant orange of the sofa pop. I adore the curved frame of my Novita Swing chair. I feel like it’s cocooning me all safe and sound.
Did you know this is the perfect instagramming chair ? What I mean is that it has great back support for whilst I’m typing away on my phone. Then, if you feel tired, you just slide down a little and rest your head on the cushion. It’s bliss.
I’m sure the soft Italian leather and fluffy down cushions help. The frame comes in a dark walnut or Mahogany. Anyway, hope you liked my styling. It was so fun to do, and probably made easy by this beautiful 100% made in Italy chair.
Wishing you all a happy mid week.
( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I’ve written this post as a sponsored collaboration with Furniture Village, but all views are my own. )