Statement colour, but softly spoken

How to wow with a colourful couch without it yelling, “Look at me!” 

Never mind its patented seating system for luxurious support and its backrest you can unfold to create an even more relaxing headrest — judge the Fleur sofa by King anchoring this living space solely on appearances, and you’ll see that its textural blush-toned upholstery is flecked with hints of olive green, warm brown, butter yellow and orange. In fabric that’s anything but ordinary, yet kinder on the eye and able to gel more gently with your overall effect than one in a shoutier shade might, the sofa is used in this serene interior to inform a palette that’s designed to transition effortlessly between the seasons.
This scene also shares how to make a statement but not a fuss with a sofa in an of-the-moment colour by introducing it into a neutral backdrop, then accessorising with shades and shapes that draw from it. Incorporate hues at the dark and light ends of the spectrum, combine different timber finishes (as in this coffee table and sideboard) and consider texture too, seen here in the woven sofa, hand-loomed woollen rug and nubby bouclé chair.

KEY PIECES, FROM LEFT Marion rug in Sandstone, $5300/260 x 360cm; Fleur sofa in Amalfi Blush, $7386/three-seater; Issho coffee table in Congo, $2130; Danielle Roma sideboard in Smoked Oak, $4850; Oliver swivel tub chair in Bowen Natural White, $1881, ADDITIONAL ITEMS, FROM LEFT Wells cushion by Missoni Home, $580, Bianca candle by Pompeii, $49, Ceramic pot pourri dish, $92, and Forêts pot pourri, $149, by Christian Tortu, Design Element fabric (used as curtain), POA, Petal dish by Rachel Carley Ceramics, $43, Herringbone vase by Phil Cuttance, $149, Flowers, POA, Circle Trio Form candle by Le Lumen, $33, Colbert Soliflore vase by Astier De Villatte, $256, Poet Streets, 2020 artwork by Matt Arbuckle, $4000,; Gemstone and books stylist’s own. 

Styling Sam Van Kan
Photography Scott Hardy

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