Usually on Wednesday we offer a Thumbs Up/Down post and we’ve enjoyed a good response from you all as you weigh in with your opinions. We decided to mix it up now and then on Wednesdays by offering you our version of a Top 10 list. Periodically we’ll pick a furnishing item and each share our 5 favorite versions of it.
Our list isn’t definitive nor do we make claims about the quality of the product or the website, we simply select a piece because we find something inherently appealing about it. You may find our list helpful if you happen to be shopping for the item or you may simply find it interesting to see the wide range of styles and price ranges available. If there’s a particular home furnishing you’d like us to research for a future Wednesday topic, just leave a comment on this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terrie’s Five Favorite Sofas
Perfectly sized for a small room or to use at the foot of the bed in a master bedroom, this luxurious sofa has corded embroidery detailing to make it really stand out. Available from Ankasa.com, it’s only 62″ long by 32″d X 33″ h.
This is a great transitional sofa – even though it has some classic styling with the arched back, it will blend well with either a traditional room or one with modern touches. The gentle flare of the arms adds to its appeal. The Abbie sofa from Pier1 is $700 and measures 84 X 34 X 37h.
This buttery yellow sofa has the necessary style and panache to fit beautifully into a modern space. The tufting in the back is a nod to traditional but then the sleek curves are strongly modern. And I love the color – in a room of shades of gray it would be stunning. From Room and Board, it’s $1800 and measures 78 X 33 X 27 h.
I’m really feeling the organic shape of this transitional sofa. Curvy and sexy, it would work equally well in a traditional room, add a bit of softness to a formal room or fit well in a transitional room. There was no price listed. It is generous in size at 93 X 42 X 31 h.
I love the look of this sofa. Its smaller scale is perfect for apartment life or rooms where space is tight. The graceful arms keep the sofa (settee) from feeling too stiff and I love the one big cushion look. No fussy pillows and back cushions to mar the sleek look. Located at JaysonHomeAndGarden.com, the settee measures 69 X 37 X 37h.
Cindy’s Five Favorite Sofas
I love the clean, simple lines of this modern sofa, the dark legs and the piping detail. Our affiliate, World Market, offers this great looking piece for only $499.99. Save $100 on World Market’s Morgan Sofa at WorldMarket.com (2.27.10 – 3.14.10). The neutral color of the upholstery fabric would go with a myriad of colors – warm red, orange and purple as well as cool blue, teal and green. There is a coordinating chair for those desiring a contemporary set. Some assembly is required and the size is 79″ W X 33.5″ D X 32.25″ H.
The yummy color attracted me – and as strange as it may sound, red can be a great neutral! The textured red chenille (65% Rayon, 35% Polyester) pairs nicely with the light colored legs. I like the stylish mix of shapes and colors provided by the rolled arms, inverted pillow-backs and abstract print toss pillow. Offered at $499.99 the sofa measures 90″ L X 39″ W X 32″ H.
This Exposition sofa manufactured by Alphaville Design is sold online at www.17thandriggs.com. The sofa is inspired by a famous modernist chair designed by Bauhaus architects, Ludwig Miles van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona World Exposition. I’ve always loved the chair and now find myself attracted to the sofa. The stainless steel frame supports button-tufted and piped faux leather cushions that are available in black or white. The sofa measures 71″ W X 30″ D X 31″ H with a seat height of 17″. This is my most expensive favorite, priced at $2750.
Pottery Barn’s Seagrass sofa comes in Havana Dark (shown above and woven from abaca) and Honey (lighter color and woven from seagrass). I love the fact that durable and renewable plant fibers are applied over a hardwood frame and sealed with laquer so the sofa may be used indoors or in covered outdoor areas. The cushions are 100% cotton and my be zipped off for washing. The two corner pieces each measure 36″ wide x 36″ deep x 29.5″ high and the armless piece measures 27.5″ wide x 36″ deep x 29.5″ high. The three piece sofa is priced at $1,139.
I love the durability of leather and paired with this neutral color the Klausner Sacket Leather Sofa should look good for years to come. This sofa is casual but modern and sophisticated with clean-lines. I like the contrast of the dark wood accent and the loose back cushions. The sofa measures 37″ H X 37″ D X 92″ W and sells at Amazon.com for $816.89.
Which is Your Favorite?
A staple in many homes, the variety of sofa styles and the huge range in prices mean there’s something for everybody. If you were in the market for a new sofa, which, if any, of these appeal to you? Do you judge by price first (and only?) or by style or first? In addition to comfort what do you consider important when selecting a sofa? Jump into the conversation, – let us hear from you…………..