If you're looking at leather loveseats and settees, you might want to see what Herman Miller has to offer. When the name Herman Miller is mentioned today, we usually think office furniture, and it's true they make high quality products for the office, but this company also has a long history of bringing modern designer furniture to the consumer. For instance, they teamed up with George Nelson in 1956 to introduce the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa and it's still going strong.
If your interior design style can handle it, the Herman Miller Nelson Marshmallow Sofa LoveSeat is one of those astonishing pieces that becomes the center of attention in any room and makes you smile every time you pass by. It's available in lots of colors and fabrics, including leather.
There is nothing more classically modern than the Barcelona Love Seat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies, a twentieth century iconic designer and influential architect, once said “It is easier to build a skyscraper than a chair.” If this is true, then Mies was a genius beyond measure for his Barcelona furniture design caught on at the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona and has been a fixture in many modern homes ever since.
When you choose a leather loveseat, you want a stand out design and the Barcelona offers just that. Among modern loveseats, the Barcelona is exceptional, not just for its terrific looks and comfortable seating, but for its wonderful history. Learn more about Mies van der Rohe and his designs.
When you think of a settee, you may picture a beautiful piece of furniture which is a formal, tight-fitting and uncomfortable place to sit. True, there are plenty of classic settees out there just as you imagined, but luckily there are also plenty of designers who took both comfort and beauty into consideration when designing their settees.
Lush, plush and fabulously comfortable, you’ll literally sink into these new classics like the Hampton Collection Chenille Settee. What’s more classic than down seating upholstered in the softest pile golden chenille and trimmed with heavy bullion fringe and nail head detailing? The Hampton has all of this and more. You’ll find yourself going back to this classic settee time and time again.
Do you have a small living area or tiny office space that can’t handle large furniture? A loveseat offers a perfect alternative to a sofa when space is an issue. A neutral colored loveseat which blends with the wall color will make your small area feel light and airy. Neutrals don’t have to be boring, choose a loveseat covered in a textured fabric in beige, white or ivory. If you love color you can add it strategically throughout the room. Bright colors draw the eye and easily become a focal point; so place colored pillows or accessories sparingly.
Now that you’re armed with a few ideas to help you approach your small space with confidence, here is a lineup of neutral loveseats and settees. Too small for you? Take a look at bigger neutral sofa alternatives.
This brilliant settee from Wisteria! French provincial never looked so good than dressed up with a little Louis XV grandeur then subdued by Swedish-style linen. The curvy elegance of this settee is situated atop carved cabriole legs made of distressed wood. Two pillows are included for a bit of extra comfort. Use in place of a traditional living room sofa and pair with a couple of French chairs.
Even if you don’t own a manor house in the French countryside, you can pull off the look by pairing this beauty with patinaed metals, woven chair backs and seats and gold-gilded mirrors. If you have dreams of visiting Paris one day, tide yourself over by adding a touch of French style to your home.
Carry the French theme throughout your space with additional living room furniture that compliments your heavenly settee. Here’s our picks for a fabulous room…
Old world style and romantic charm meet modern functionality in this patina-finished amoire. Pictured in Honey Ash by Wynwood.
Add a touch of the unexpected to your living room with this exquisite Paris Flea Golden Teak Eighteen-Light chandelier (if you thought that was a mouth full try saying it in French). This one is to completely die for. So what if the chandelier costs more than your settee…if the $3,600 price tag doesn’t fit your budget take a look at some similar items that might.
Ethan Allen may not be of French descent but he did one heck of a job fooling us with this antique-washed Kashan Rug in muted shades of soft green, khaki and terra-cotta. Get one for your room. Your feet will thank you and think they’ve just walked through a Persian garden. Enjoy the spoils of a perfectly-posh Parisian existence!