From Wikipedia: In sewing, piping is a type of trim or embellishment consisting of a strip of folded fabric inserted into a seam to define the edges or style lines of a garment or other textile object. Usually the fabric strip is cut on the bias, and often it is folded over a cord. It may be made from either self-fabric (the same fabric as the object to be ornamented) or contrasting fabric, or of leather.
Lately I’ve been drawn to pieces of furniture with contrasting piping. Unfortunately, I’m not on the market for any new furniture at the moment, so I’ll have to live my pipe dreams through these pictures…
First up are some pieces in rooms designed by Sarah R. I love the shape and colour of this chair, and the stripey piping.
Love this little green bench with the white piping.
This is the perfect bedroom seating area.
Love both the contrasting piping and the nailhead trim on these dining room chairs.
The piping on these chairs ties in perfectly with the bedding.
How pretty is this room?? The blue & white combo is so fresh and crisp, both on the walls and on the chaise & chair. Love the hits of bright pink & green too :-)
How’s this for a sexy chair?? Notice that the piping matches the throw cushions on the sofa.
Lots of cream & taupe in this room, including the chairs & ottomans!!
A taupe & cream sofa in a colourful coastal living room.
The light brown & pink chair slipcover is a perfect match to the wallpapered wall and pink ceiling.
Love the orange piping on the two pink chairs.
My colour hero, Jamie Drake :-) Check out the mirrored legs on the bench… loves!!
So what do you think — do you like contrasting piping, or do you prefer when the piping matches the cushion or piece of furniture??