One Sofa, Six Looks

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Runtime: 2:13
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Featuring: Joel Bray
Channel: Design Lab

Joel Bray shares six different ways to style a neutral sofa with throw pillows. Discover which suits your style, from bold and eclectic to quiet and elegant.

Learn more about these looks in our Makeovers 2013 special issue.

  • Sources

    1. Bold & eclectic: Sofa, coffee table, rug, gold tray, gold box, brass sculpture, solid turquoise pillow, green and white striped pillow, orange velvet pillow, green velvet with ribbon trim pillow, pink geometric patterned pillow, turquoise patterned pillow, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or; leopard pillow, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or; pink bargello crewelwork pillow, Artifacts, (416) 961-1058 or; green cut-velvet pillow, brown and white geometric pillow, framed moth print, Boo Boo & Lefty, (416) 929-2223 or

    2. Tailored & streamlined: Linen lumbar pillow, Tonic Living, (416) 699-9879 or

    3. Charming & easy-going: 20" burlap box pillow, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; 10" x 16" pillow with single stripe, 16" x 20" vintage grain sack pillow, Love the Design, (416) 408-1727 or; 18" sq. buttoned pillow, Peaks & Rafters, (647) 350-3500 or; 20" sq. red-stripped pillow, Elte, as above.

    4. Globally inspired: 22" sq. and 8" x 22" antique carpet pillows, Kantelberg & Co., (416) 964-0192 or; 17" sq. and 17" x 20" remnant-style patchwork pillows by Nadine Reid (far right, small pillow in back, second from left), Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or; 15" sq. vintage sari pillow, West Elm,

    5. Two colours: 26" sq. blue and white block-print pillow, Lucca, (416) 485-4999; 20" sq. green pillow, Peaks & Rafters, as above; 20" sq. geometric and circle block-print pillows, John Robshaw,

    6. Quiet & elegant: Herringbone pillows, Elte, as above; striped pillow, G.H. Johnson's, (416) 532-6700 or; cut velvet pillows, Boo Boo & Lefty, as above.

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Scott Polley

    Jessica Piekarski

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