Monday, March 7, 2011

Tufted

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Tufting dates back to the 17th century.  When I was growing up, it was meant to look formal.  But tufting has come back with a vintage bang and I'm loving it.  



The Headboard
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Plus the Footboard.
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These next two prove that patterns work with tufting.
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 Wouldn't you love to snag a vintage one like this?
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The Sofa

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 Something about velvet and tufted.  Very yummy.
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To be continued...

40 comments:

Angeline said...

I love tufting, too! Great post!

Mallory said...

Love it! Looks so plush and cozy!

podso said...

Interesting--gorgeous photos! It reminds me of "re-tufting" my porch cushions after I washed the fabric. It took two of us, but I learned a lot!

laxsupermom said...

What a lovely collection of pictures! I tufted an ottoman that I made a few years ago and getting the tufting spaced evenly was so hard. I have such a respect for the upholsterers who can make those fabulous headboards and sofas. Thanks for sharing.

Donnie said...

Tufting has always been an elegant way to cover things. My mil was an upholsterer and I helped her. She created some beautiful designs using tufting.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Tufting is so rich isn't it? Anything tufted goes to the next level in elegance~you have some great examples here. And some of the wall treatments are incredible.

Along A Widowed Road said...

Here in San Diego at our one of the Crate and Barrel stores they had a ice lilac head board that was tufted with grey accents accented with mirrored side tables and cozy bed linens that looked like something out of a 1940s Hollywood movie. It was stunning.

Thanks for sharing.

Viola

Lisa said...

I love tufting...especially the headboards!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love tufting and one of my daughters has a tall tufted headboard... in a bedroom, the tufting in/around the bed softens the looks and dampens the sound. That rug in the first sofa photo is fab!

Have a wonderful week!
Genie

Cindy said...

Fabric headboards are so pretty and tufting makes them even more so. Love the pictures!

Pamela said...

Every now and then someone does a post and I can feel my heart coming out of my chest and this morning you did that!!! These photos are to die for!!!
I am so in love with anything tufted and would love
a headboard!!

Thanks Tammy this was a fab post!!!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

How elegant and gorgeous! And I love the two little Shih Tzus puppies. Precious. Love this! Have a happy Monday, Sweetie:)

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
I LOVE the pink tufted headboard and foot-board! Tufted is definitely back in, I remember the 70's when it was in, I wish I did have that green one, what a nice feel that would give a room.
Gorgeous images, all of them!
Hugs, Cindy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That indeed is a gorgeous look. We almost bought a tuft back leather couch, it was gorgeous, in fact you can look it up on restoration hardware..well anyhow, it was so uncomfortable we could not bare the feeling. Now I would love a headboard like that!

Diann said...

Oh, beautiful examples of tufting!

Martina said...

Wow what beautiful photos and those headboards are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my foyer and becoming a follower I really appreciate it, Martina

PS- following you back!

Jodie said...

Gorgeous pictures, love them all!

Jodie

classic • casual • home said...

That first photo is amazing...the color combo and luxurious velvet. I have a tufted black leather chair that is my favorite place to blog. Guess where I am sitting?
Mary Ann

Terri Morse said...

I love the look of tufting. It reminds me of my Grandfather, who was a gifted custom upholsterer. He did the most lovely tufting on his pieces. Thank you for showing all the beautiful examples of this fine work. Terri

Natalie said...

Gorgeous post! I'm in love with the blue couch and the yellow curtains! Such a stunning combination! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog... I've actually already been following you so that works out well!

Simply Debbie said...

I left you a comment under Beatrice Banks. A story so graceful and full of humility, it made me cry. I am soooooo very thankful I took the time to read it.
My Grandmother Minnie had a beautiful velvet, white, tufted headboard and a bright red tufted chair that accomdated her short legs. Only one time my cousin and me were allowed to sleep in her bed and we felt like royalty.
On that glorious green velvet tufted VINTAGE headboard, you could recreate one with those end corners being the hardest part and if you just happened to be at an estate sale that had green velvet big drapes...that is kinda like the the show on HGTV where they see a designer room for 15,000.00 dollars and up and they recreate the room for 3,000.00 or less...then the designer of the showroom comes to their room and tells them how they did, both good and bad...that would be a fun job.
Looking forward to our friendship growing.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Hugs
Simply Debbie

Jillian said...

They look so cozy. I love the silver wallpapered room. Think someone will redo my room while I'm out grocery shopping? Hmmmmm...

Marianne said...

Such beautiful photos. Just love it all. That pink bed....it's s a little girls dream bedroom.
Smiles,
Marianne

Shirley said...

Yes, I love,love,love the tuff headboards with the footboards to match..I have always loved a bed with a footboard..and these two are to die for..I would give up all my shoes for one of these!
~Shirley

Heather said...

I just adore tufting. I don't have anything tufted in my home, but maybe someday....

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

I've recently fallen in love with tufting, too. We bought a bed for our master that is tufted. I feel like I'm sleeping in the clouds!
-barb-

ShantyGirl said...

I have always loved tufting, I saw a white tufted rounded sofa at our local thrift shop for 75.00 but thought about it and went back the next day and it was gone, it was not dirty but the shade or texture was not perfect and I had to think about it.......someone else snatched it up...... I am going to tuft my ottoman that I am building and I will see how hard it is.
Sherry

Love of the Sea said...

Great photos! Love the tufting on headboards....and sofas too. Very pretty. The pink bed is over the top!

Susan said...

What awesome photos!! I love vintage green tufted headboard!

Donna said...

I love tufted anything! Tufts are a classic, indeed. My favorite is that gorgeous green velvet couch, love it!!!

Marianne said...

I would love to come down south and work in your garden.....I missed my calling. Should have been a landscape designer!

Manni said...

Hi Tammy
I'm not sure if you except blog awards or not, I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and I am passing it on to you!!!
hugs
Manni

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I adore anything tufted! I was able to snag a green velvet tufted bench from a garage sale a couple years ago, and just love it.
thanks for inviting me to your beautiful blog!

The Hopeless Romantic said...

I have a little vintage pink tufted love-seat that u would probably love.....Thanks for visiting my living room today, ur sweet comments are so welcome........Bonnie

Sares said...

I love tufting too! I think my dream headboard would be a white/ cream tufted headboard. The couches are great too!

Lisa said...

These are so beautiful. I love them with velvet. I think my home needs some tufting.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

Ohhh...Im looking forward to making a tufted ottoman. Now that I see this post I am bumping it up one notch on my To Do list! Thanks for following and I am also happy to be your newest follower #498!

Rose Haven said...

Oh my...I'm loving all the tuftedness!!!

I've added you to my Blog list!!

Jan

Holly said...

These were so much fun to look at - not sure which one is my favorite. Years ago I took an upholstery class and my first project was to recover a chair of my grandmothers which had 50 tufts - what was I thinking! Anyway, I enjoyed your post so very much. Thank you for stopping by to say hello.

Zane Wooder said...

It's not just the room that's elegant. Even the dogs haircut is fancy.

-Zane of ontario honey