This is a lovely, cosy snug to retreat to in the evenings. The space has a warm, soft grey palate – some subtle brighter shades brought into the scheme via artwork, textiles and books.
The curve of the bay window is mirrored by the curves of the gorgeous sofa. Imagine you and your partner, a glass of wine each, a bit of soft music and a warming fire whilst you catch up with each other at the end of a working day.
Or perhaps you’d relax here on your own, kicking back with a good book or magazine, reclining on the sofa, nodding off from time to time.
- Verine Atina high efficiency trimless hole in the wall gas fire
- Flos Aim pendant lamps
- Vintage amber glass bud vase
- Faux silk green stripe cushion
- Minotti Seymour sofa
- Joy Jut Out side table
- Traditional cast iron anthracite triple panel horizontal radiator
- Velvet Strada hand tufted rug
This comfy corner looks a wonderful place to recline and read a book, listen to music, chat on the phone or have an afternoon snooze; the huge sofa & cushions enveloping you. There’s natural light from the big window by day with both mood & directional light for the evening. It looks like the scheme has come together quite organically. It doesn’t seem overly planned and there’s a great skill in achieving that. It just works well – the perfect space to relax & unwind.
- Vintage bevelled Art Deco mirror
- Vintage octagonal Art Deco mirror
- Red deer head mount faux taxidermy
- HEKTAR floor lamp
- Penny Grand sofa
- Play desk lamp
- KILO multi-coloured metal nest of 3 side tables
We have a spare bedroom which we’ve kitted out as our craft room. It occasionally acts as a guest bedroom when friends & family come to stay. Along with a work desk and chair, it currently has a wrought iron single bed. Much as we love the bed, it’s not really all that practical. It’s an antique so it’s a fair bit shorter than contemporary beds… and contemporary humans!
Actually, there’s no real need for a permanent bed in there. We could do with the more flexible option of a sofa bed that can sleep two people. On a more day-to-day basis, it would provide a comfy spot on which to lay, read or work – and free up precious floor space. The spare bed option could be retained without it taking up almost a quarter of the room. These grey 3-seater sofa beds have varying price tags, but all have pared back styling with simple, clean lines. We’d be more than happy with any of them.
- 3 seater Clic Clac sofa bed: £254.99, Wayfair
- FRIHETEN three-seat sofa-bed: £375.00, IKEA
- Jefferson sofa bed: £1,299.00, MADE.com
We’ve blogged a couple of times in the past fortnight about our flood. One of the water damaged casualties was our leather sofa. The current seating arrangements in our sitting room are a bit sparse, consisting of the circular wicker chair pictured and a vintage Ercol rocking chair we bought at auction recently.
The building work hasn’t even started yet, so we’re weeks away from being able to buy new things for the house – but we’re already dreaming of lying on a comfy sofa in front of the fire or TV.
By way of a replacement, we’ve got two options in mind. We might go for a Danish mid century modern style sofa similar in look to the one we’ve lost – long & low with simple lines.
3-seater Heaton Leather Chesterfield, from £810.00 – The Chesterfield Company
We also love antique leather Chesterfields, particularly beautifully aged ones with that rich chestnut colour. These are hard to find and can be very expensive. We’ve just been checking out some of the new models on offer. The one above would be welcome – we’ll just have to age it ourselves!!
We’re super-pleased with this purchase we made on Thursday. We’ve been on the hunt for a club chair for some time…
…then not only did we get a club chair, we got two club chairs… and a matching 2-seater sofa!!
It’s an original 1930s Art Deco suite, re-upholstered in the 1960s in a tan leatherette. Fantastic shape, comfortable with lovely stud detailing.
And a little extra… the lady who sold it says it was re-covered in the same leatherette as was used for Concorde. We’re trying to track down some old photos from the plane or Concorde airport lounge interior.
Fudge approves – and has made himself very much at home!
It’s found a home in our top floor bedroom/lounge. We spent the entire day re-arranging everything to accommodate it.
It was worth it though… there’ll be many books read in these chairs… cups of tea /glasses of wine drunk, crackling fires watched. We love it already!