INTERIOR STYLE: Sheri Peterson

Upholstered seating: Sitting pretty with the classics

  • Sep. 23, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The most desirable living rooms are often anchored with a beautiful piece of upholstery.

As everyone knows, you can buy thousands of different styles of upholstered seating in thousands of different fabrics or leathers with thousands of dollars in difference in price.

I wanted to show you two classic, versatile sofas that will never date, last for many years, and fit into almost any room. While not the most budget-conscious pieces, remember that when you buy a cheaply made sofa you’ll likely be replacing it within five years.

The first is beautiful straight arm, three-seat sofa with an upholstered base that sits on a clean wood frame with tapered legs. This extremely versatile sofa can be ordered as four-seat, three-seat, condo-size sofa, wedge sofa or loveseat. It’s also available as a sectional or a chair with the option to slipcover or not. I absolutely love the slim arms and legs and could easily see this in a contemporary downtown condo or a traditional Oak Bay home. Made by the environmentally conscious Lee Industries in North Carolina, this sofa is sold exclusively at Sager’s Home Living on Government Street at Herald.

The second extremely versatile piece is a “custom design, create your own style” available with four different arm styles, six base options (including skirted or legs), and different cushion configurations and densities. A designer’s dream because we can create it for any room at any size, this is also available as long sofa, standard-length sofa, condo size, loveseat, sectional, chaise or chair. Luxe Home Interiors, 2655 Douglas St. at Hillside, carries this fabulous sofa manufactured in North Carolina by CR Laine.

Remember, spend money on a quality piece of upholstery – you’ll be sitting on for decades!

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the print edition of Monday Magazine, the locations for where the captions under the photos of the sofas were incorrect, with regards to where each couch could be purchased, Monday Magazine apologizes for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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