Favorite Things: Sofas

Sofas come in all manner of styles, and these are some of my favorites.

Sofas come in all manner of styles, and these are some of my favorites.  What makes a sofa great is attention to details such as nail heads or the turn of a leg, artfully placed tufts, the shape of an arm, or the curve of the back.  The upholstery is customizable and throw pillows add more interest, but the key is starting with that perfect sofa as the base.

1.  B & B Italia Ray Sofa  The steel base influences a modern feel.  Get closer and you can see the beautiful stitching detail.

2.  Coco Beach Sofa  The revel of the arm with the nail head trim is a great detail.

3.  Modern Chesterfield Sofa  Love the tufting detail and the slight flair on the arm.

4.  Benedict Chaise  Think about pairing two of them together.

5.  Chesapeake Sofa  The wood frame adds another dimension to this sofa.

6.  Field Bench  Love the low back and the legs with casters.

7.  Arden Sofa  The Arden Sofa features beautiful tufts that are nicely balanced by solid, chunky legs.

8.  Vicente Wolf Sofa  Another example of great lines and delicate legs.

9.  Classic Bridgewater Arm Sofa  Add tufting to the back and it changes the look dramatically!

10.  D & L Settee  Not your conventional sofa – this is so elegant.

11. Thom Filicia   Stylish structure and the platform wood base adds character.

12.  Redcraft Sofa  With deep tufting and solid legs, the Redcraft Sofa is a sumptuous piece of furniture.

Formal Living Room

The vibrant colors and sumptuous textures of this living room work together to create such a treat for the eye!

This client lives in a very grand, 1920s brick Georgian home.  Her tastes run to the traditional, with a love for French antiques and feminine elements.  With all of this in mind, I set out to create a formal living room exactly tailored to my client’s wishes.

With formality as our ultimate goal, I chose important and significant antique and art pieces.  The stunning antique blue lamps are from Carlos de la Puenta and set the overall tone for the room.  They also anchor the lovely vignette of the sofa with the antique Dufar screen.  This living room is saturated with Neoclassical elements, from the hand-painted commodes to the antique ribbon and metal elements at the base of the sofa.

I really enjoy the contrast of luscious velvets against the creme grasscloth wall covering from Philip Jeffries.  The vibrant colors and sumptuous textures of the living room work together to create a complex, multi-layered experience.