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Sunday
Feb162014

Tufted

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!! This year my hubby, John, forgot what day Valentine’s day fell on and planned a ski trip! Soooooo….  I went over to a good friend's house that I hadn’t seen in a long time and we had take-out and caught up! It was a lot of fun!

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These days you can't pull up Pinterest or a design magazine without coming across tufting. From tufted headboards to benches to whole walls, this timeless style can be adapted to fit in any surrounding. 

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Tufting has a long history in the art of upholstery. First developed to secure thickly padded mattresses when quilting was inadequate, artisans began using tufting in upholstered pieces in the 18th century when comfort became a key consideration in furniture.

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Designers in Europe began creating more sofas and chairs with backs, cushioning and springs for added comfort in the late 1700s. This was a vast difference from earlier designs, where benches were more popular with the masses and sofas with backs were rare!

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In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution in England made fabrics and furniture manufacturing more readily available and affordable to all, allowing for more affordable upholstered furniture. The popularity was so great that the Victorian era was dubbed by some "the Age of Upholstery." 

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The original Chesterfield sofa is one of the most iconic tufted designs from this era. This design has stood the test of time. With the recent rise of popularity for vintage style and sturdy comfortable pieces, the Chesterfield sofa and variations of it have been popping up in many contemporary homes and stores. It was originally a favorite for gentlemen's gathering places, but now can be found in countless different materials and in all kinds of design schemes.

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I love all the creative uses of tufting today. The structure of the pattern naturally creates an interesting texture. From tufted walls to tufted headboards to tufted bathtubs, designers have found creative ways to incorporate it into any room.  See some of my favorite examples below!!!!!!

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Paint the tufted look!!.....................

Getting on the tufted bandwagon we have even painted walls that appear tufted! A perfect way to incorporate the look with out the dust. What's your favorite tufted look? To see even more of our favorite tufted pieces, follow me on pinterest .

 

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Loving these--they come in all different colors and sizes.  They work like chalk, but have no dust and can be cleaned with Windex.  We have all sorts of chalk papers, labels and gift tags all ready to decorate!!!

Beautiful colors these decorative bowls start at 30$.  Great for adding a pop to any side or coffee table!!!

 This is the softest baby blanket I have ever felt!!  Made from organic muslin or bamboo they get softer the more you wash them!!!  I hope everyone has a nice week!!!  Till next Monday!  xo  Leslie

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Reader Comments (3)

Nice color combination..like it.Fire Engine Kids Bed

February 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterasima

YUM this is one of my favorite elements in design and I just realized I don't have anything tufted in my home. Must get something tomorrow!
xo
Sharon
www.fashion-isha.com

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFashion-isha

Above all furniture looking high quality. I like this creativity. In above furniture have very impressive quality. Coffee table is looking amazing. Thanks for this amazing post.

February 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTilt top tables

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