My Sylvie Style is… Urban
Erika Ward’s #MySylvieStyle
Trends may come and go, but the most enduring furnishings are the ones that can blend seamlessly with any style. Our versatile Sylvie Sofa from Robin Bruce is truly the “little black dress” of seating–whether you’re a mid century mod lover, a romantic, or an elegant traditionalist, the Sylvie is your go-to choice! This season, we’re celebrating #MySylvieStyle through the eyes of four of our favorite designers. See how Erika Ward, Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio, Kristen Forgione of The LifeStyled Company, and Anissa Zajac of House Seven Design each interpret their own Sylvie style and create a unique space based around the clean contours and versatility of this sofa. Each designer brings their own signature look to the project, highlighting the way in which Sylvie can truly blend effortlessly with any interior design style.
Erika’s Sylvie Style: Clean, classic, & current
First up in our series of features is Erika Ward, whose traditional-meets-modern style provides the perfect setting for Sylvie’s timeless form. “My personal style is classic, timeless, and colorful,” Erika says. “I love including natural elements and antiques in my work. They both have a grounding effect on a room and gives it a sense of comfort and history.” This cozy office sitting area, which highlights the Sylvie sofa as its centerpiece, is an ideal example of Erika’s perfectly balanced style. “When styling with neutral upholstery,” says the designer, “find a piece of art or pillow that quenches your insatiable thirst for color.” Erika chose a bold & brushy abstract piece of art from Leftbank as the backdrop for her sofa, reinforcing this saturated color choice with punchy pillows and vivid fresh florals. The overall palette remains one of warm neutrals–Sylvie comes dressed in a creamy white performance fabric by InsideOut–with a few impactful pops of bright color that speak to Erika’s subtly playful interior design personality.
Flanking Sylvie on either side are a graceful pair of Caracole side tables in a lovely burlwood finish. Adding a wood element to the space keeps the palette neutral, while the striking wood grain creates another layer of texture for the eye to rest on. If the look needs to be slightly less formal, Erika notes, either a bleached wood or reclaimed wood is a nice substitute with a more casual feel. A mismatched pair of rattan chairs from Philips Scott and a natural wood accent on the coffee table help to provide a variety of wood textures & tones.
The Sylvie Sofa is an extremely versatile piece whose clean lines call for a room design that uses a light touch. With so many wood elements surrounding Sylvie at the center, Erika says, “you don’t want to add another wood piece. If you do, you run the risk of making the room feel too heavy.” Instead, she chose to highlight a pair of glass Regina Andrew lamps and a thrifted glass coffee table with a polished nickel frame. With an adjacent window that delivers abundant sunlight, the glass and nickel elements help to bounce the light around the entire room.
Get This Look:
- Infuse a neutral palette with a jolt of color
- Add neutral-hued texture by accessorizing with natural woods
- Finally, lighten things up with reflective accessories
Why Erika Loves InsideOut
“InsideOut performance fabric is essential for any well-appointed room. At Erika Ward Interiors we create designs for modern living, which includes functions like entertaining and relaxation. Stress-free living is also one of our mantras, which includes the ability to truly enjoy your home without fretting over spills or stains. InsideOut fabrics allow you to combine both high style and unparalleled performance.”
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Not All Fabrics are Created Equal
Sylvie Slipcover Bench Cushion Sofa
Inherently resist virtually all stains and spills. Treat stains quickly by first blotting the trouble area with a clean damp cloth which in most cases will remove the majority of the stain.
Designed to repel liquids. The occasional spilled glass of juice or coffee will simply bead and puddle up on the surface allowing you to hand blot with a clean cloth.
This soft and natural cotton fabric was originally created for the bottom of US army tents. Being a sixteen ounces cotton fabric it meet and exceeds Industry standards for durability. The fabric is constructed to meet high wearability standards, combining durable fibers and heavy duty construction.
Fabric is prewashed and ready for years of comfortable use and cleaning. Your furniture can be as fresh as clean laundry. Please see our cleaning direction for further instructions. Slipcover Care
MADE IN USA
Our fabric is grown and produced in the US. It is dyed in the US using food grade dyes then stonewashed for softness. Based on these practices it provides a smaller carbon footprint compared to other fabrics.