Furniture Friday: Camelback Sofas

Friday, November 06, 2009 | Category: Furniture


I STILL love this image of Ruthie Sommer’s living room that I’m sure has since been redone numerous times from the first time this photo graced the cover of Domino.  The sofa is amazing – my favorite geometric fabric covering such a stodgy traditional sofa – it breaks all the rules!   This ain’t your grandmother’s camel back – take a look at these examples and let me know if you could rock one!


A slipcovered version by Houston designer Lisa Epley

via things that inspire

Camel Back Christian Liaigre style by Gerrie Bremmerman

windsor smith

Windsor Smith’s Gwen Sofa

daryl carter

Neo-Charleston Sofa by Darryl Carter for Thomasville


Brent Sofa by Cisco Brothers




Gemma Settee from Jayson Home and Garden

ebay red

Ebay is a great source for finding a sofa that needs some TLC!

ebay chipp

Ebay Chippendale


Hickory Chair


Bethany Sofa by Bernhardt Interiors


Lambert Sofa by Martha Stewart

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Winslow Sofa by Martha Stewart

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6 Comments to 'Furniture Friday: Camelback Sofas'

The Famous Home 06 Nov 09 at 1:28 pm

I could work the Brent sofa and the one from Ruthie Sommers. The rest are a bit too traditional for my taste.

The Famous Home 06 Nov 09 at 1:28 pm

I meant the Gemma sofa, not the Brent. Opps

My Owl Barn 06 Nov 09 at 6:00 pm

These are all gorgeous! I am having a hard time selecting the best.

Down Pillow 07 Nov 09 at 4:48 pm

Great finds! I especially love the Bethany sofa – it has such nice lines.

Jan Jessup 09 Nov 09 at 4:41 pm

I love the unexpected combination of a more contemporary fabric on a traditional frame. It gives the furniture new life and makes it look less like a period piece. On the Calico Corners website, in an E-Newsletter about “Finding New Life in Old Furniture”, there’s a great photo of a camelback sofa in both Before and After states, finished in a Thomas Paul graphic print called “Silhouette” in color Kiwi. Here’s the link–scroll down to see the final result:

Jan Jessup

Kate John 13 Jan 10 at 6:24 am

I am going to add that Lambert Sofa to my wish list and lets see who gifts me.

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