Did you know that the leather Chesterfield sofa has been around for about 200 years? The distinctive button-backed style with scrolled arms is often synonymous with libraries and gentlemen’s clubs but stuffy it’s not. Not only is it a hard wearing and practical choice for a family home, it’s also a bit of a chameleon and will fit comfortably in most styles of interior.
The room above is perhaps the type of room you’d expect to find the handsome Chesterfield. It’s dark wall colour, mounted trophies and antique furniture would be at home in a hunting lodge. But look closer at the Perspex coffee table, rug and the very colour of the leather. All contemporary touches that lift this room out of the ordinary.
You perhaps wouldn’t expect a Chesterfield (in fact a pair of Chesterfields) to be so at home in a white-painted room with pale wooden floor, but don’t they look fabulous? The Chinese furniture, art and the wicker chairs all prevent the room from looking too dull and balance the colour of the leather. Love that plants have been added too. A room just isn’t the same without them.
Here a pair of Chesterfields look very at home in a luxurious, modern scheme. The traditional grouping of two sofas either side of the fireplace works very well mainly because the typical low back does not impede the view across the room. It’s also eminently comfortable I can tell you now.
And last but not least, a very feminine room to prove that this type of sofa really does work anywhere. Just add an antique rug, cushions, furs, books and flowers. Oh, and a dress on the back of the door. Love the ceiling mouldings!
For a fantastic range of Chesterfield sofas, club chairs and wing chairs visit Distinctive Chesterfields.
Image sources: 1 Payal Desai Designs 2 Dust Jacket Attic 3 Lazaro Rosa Violan 4 Favim