Photo Images: Velvet & Linen
The path to fabulous sites is not usually a deliberate one. Sometimes you just happen to fall into a blog that you didn't dream existed. First, I tripped on Cococozy, a new favorite, and this gorgeous oval turquoise tufted ottoman. Then, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I started readingthe blog Velvet & Linen by LA designer Brooke Gianetti. (They had me at "Velvet & Linen".) I mean, look at the jute webbed bench!!! Did they read my mind?
There are simple, chic, and, with the right tutelage, DIY-able upholstered pieces you'll want to see for yourself if you are drawn to dressmaker details, tufting, burlap and velvet. The clever burlap headboards, velvet chaise lounge and burlap tufted bench---I LOVE them all!!
If you're up to the challenge, I do know of a thorough little diamond tufting tutorial you may want to check out on ApartmentTherapy.
Warning: It won't be easy to find this beautiful turquoise velvet. Last Fall I ended up dyeing velvet in a metal tub to get a similar turquoise color. Close, but never quite got it.