Archive for the ‘Sofa’ Category
Friday, April 15th, 2011
In furnishing, as in everything else, fashions come and go, but the good ones return again and again. Corner sofas are making a big comeback in many modern homes. One of the great things about a corner sofa is that it can be small and cosy enough for two, or large enough to accommodate the whole family. Modern corner sofas often have a recliner at one or both ends and come in a variety of fabrics or leathers, depending on your preference.
One of the easiest ways to update your home is with new furniture. A new sofa can give a completely different look to what you may have thought was a tired looking room. Just take a look at cornersofa.co.uk and you will see that there is a huge choice of corner sofas available, one to fit in almost any setting.
A corner sofa takes up less room than a sofa and matching chairs, which makes it an ideal choice for a smaller room. If you don’t have a lot of space for overnight guests, then a corner sofa bed might be the answer to your problems. One of our fabulous corner sofa beds could be just the thing to ensure that your guests enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
You will find that good leather corner sofas are finished to the highest specifications and will be an attractive feature in your home for years to come. Modern leather corner sofas can be extended at one end to suit your individual needs, whether you want to relax in front of the television or lie back and close your eyes.
You will find a leather corner sofa to fit the overall colour scheme of your home and you can always alter the look with extra cushions. Fabric corner sofas are a good choice, especially for the more traditional home and they come in a wide range of colour and pattern choices. It is not a hard task to update your home; a change of curtains, a new rug, and a hard wearing and comfortable corner sofa are all you really need.
***This is a guest post from Corner Sofa***
Monday, January 24th, 2011
We’ve had a few requests from people wanting to know where they could buy a bright, contemporary patchwork sofa – and you can’t get much brighter than this Marrakech patchwork sofa!
This stunning three seater sofa is made from a solid beechwood frame and has been upholstered in an array of colourful Designers Guild fabrics to create an eye-catching patchwork design. Even if the rest of a room is plain and simple, this bright sofa would liven it up no end.
The Marrakech patchwork sofa is created by designer Deborah Swift, from Couch GB, and is priced at £4250.
Couch also produce a range of other vibrant furniture including the Mandalay patchwork chair and the Avignon patchwork footstool that we featured previously.
Monday, January 17th, 2011
There are some great sofas available that combine the retro 1950s style with contemporary design and this is just one of them. The simple and elegant lines of this Mistral sofa, which is exclusive to Heal’s, with its buttoned back cushions and small cone oak feet come together to provide a stylish and comfortable sofa.
The texured wool olive green fabric is a lovely colour (expect to see more fresh green trends in furniture and homeware as new spring 2011 arrivals emerge) and works well with the light oak feet.
If green isn’t for you, other colours are available, including cocoa, mushroom, emerald and puce.
The Mistral sofa is available in two sizes, plus there’s a matching one person love seat, and all options are currently reduced in the Heal’s sale. The Mistral medium sofa is now £1480, the large sofa is £1560 and and the loveseat is £1140.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Tuscany leather sofa
If you thought a customisable leather sofa would be out of your price range, then think again.
This stylish Tuscany leather sofa is available from Next, where you can choose which type of leather you’d like (Italian leather, Dallas leather or Rio leather), which colour shade you’d prefer (tan, black or dark brown) and which size of sofa, sofabed, seat or charir you’d like.
A medium Tuscany leather sofa in dark brown Italian leather, for example, comes in at £999, an extra large sofa is £1049 and a super functional, medium sized sofa bed is only slightly more at £1199. A matching chair and the nicely named ‘Snuggle Seat’ are available too and you can stick to the same type or colour of leather for everything, or mix and match.
With proper care and attention, a leather sofa can last for years, so it’s a good investment to make for a piece of furniture for your living room.
To find out more about the options available in the Tuscany leather sofa and chair range, head over to Next.
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Sink down into a chaise longue
We love classic pieces of furniture that have been given a contemporary twist, so couldn’t help but like this gorgeous chaise longue when we spotted it at Mooch.
The elegantly shaped chaise longue (or ‘long chair’) is given a stylish and up-to-date feel by the colourful, stripy Designers Guild chenile fabric and the lime upholstering. The piece is finished off with beech feet and the matching cushions are available to purchase separately.
It looks great, but would also be a comfortable piece of furniture on which to relax, unwind, and put your feet up, after a busy day.
The stripy chaise longue is available from Mooch.
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Gorgeous velvet sofa
This sofa has the best name ever – the Snooze!
Designed by Jamie Graham, the modern style sofa also has the perfect dimensions for curling up on, so you can snooze away to your hearts content. The velvet fabric adds to the effect, making it luxurious, cosy and inviting.
The Snooze sofas are made to order in England, with each one made from a beech wood frame. They come as a 2.5 seat size or a three seater sofa.
As well as this gorgeous purple velvet, they’re also available in cornflower blue, midnight blue, mink, raspberry or the multicolour kenzo stripe.
You’ll find more details about ordering the Snooze sofa at Graham and Green.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010
To celebrate the launch of their new Spring/Summer 2010 collections, Habitat are offering shoppers 10% off their purchases during February 2010!
To take advantage of the offer online, just enter the code ‘SS1PT’ into the discount code box or, if you’d prefer to shop in store, hop over to the Habitat website and print out the voucher.
Some of the home goodies you could treat yourself too include the Africa folding chair in a gorgeous cerise pink (£9), a set of two colourful natural handwoven Temple storage boxes (£22) or the handmade Italian high back, curved arms, Emlyn two seat sofa, designed by Bethan Gray for Habitat (£799).
Don’t forget to buy before the end of Feb 2010 to get your 10% discount.
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Cuddle up on the love seat
We’ve featured loveseats suitable for the conservatory or garden before (like the Orbit loveseat from Conran), but here’s one that’s perfect for cuddling up on indoors too.
This wide Ankara loveseat is perfectly designed to fit two people comfortably, with plenty of spare space, and is a nice solid piece of furniture.
It’s available in various neutral colours, including light oatmeal, which will fit in well with many colour schemes.
The loveseat is available from Dwell and sells for £449.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Union Jack sofa
For a statement sofa that gets noticed, this giant Cool Britannia sofa would surely fit the bill.
The sofa is a large, Chesterfield style, with plenty of room to sit back and relax on, and the Union Jack is made from aged, faded cotton, which is stitched together.
To get the Cool Britannia sofa in pride of place in your living room, then head over to After Noah, where it’s on sale. For the full effect, there’s even a matching armchair too.
Friday, October 9th, 2009
Ginny Avison patchwork sofa
I’ve got a bit of a thing at the moment for patchwork sofas. I saw a lovely one on display in a Cath Kidston shop last week (yes, really – it was a little bit shabby chic, but not too bad) and a patchwork-like sofa in Ikea today, that was more contemporary in style.
But now I’ve found Ginny Avison, who specialises in designing patchwork furniture, and think this vibrant Wow sofa is gorgeous.
The sofa is a classic Chesterfield shape, with curved arms, and it’s been upholstered in a vibrant array of diamond shaped patchwork pieces. It would be a wonderful splash of colour to have in a room – in fact, you could get away with having it as the only major colour provider in a room.
The Wow sofa is available in small, medium or grande sizes and, if vibrant colours aren’t your cup of tea, you can choose more muted shades or even design your own colour scheme.
Find out more about the sofa, and other patchwork furniture, on Ginny Avison’s website.