I was reading an article about the ‘Traditional Look’ vs ‘Modern’ and it made me think. As you know I’m a shabby chic girl partly because it’s a look I like and partly through circumstance having a small child and overgrown puppy. However as much as I like the look of a traditional, comfy, slip-covered sofa sometimes I see a modern or more funky look and I get a little seduced
I really like the dramatic dark neutral colour and low level arms on these sofas. The chandelier and fake fur throw throw adds and instant and easy luxe look which give the room a ‘grown up’ feel. This is the kind of I home I imagine having when Miss L is a teenager, it’s chic yet comfortable.
This yellow 1950’s style furniture brings a beautiful spring, light feeling to the room. But how easy would this colour be to live with the rest of the year? I personally don’t think that it would look right in the middle of deepest winter. When choosing a bold colour in the home you have to consider how it looks in all lights and seasons.
When I was surfing I came across a whole bunch of sofas which could be classed as artwork. In the right room this BD Barcelona sofa could look stunning, I love, love, love that the legs look like stilettos. In a ‘boudoir’ inspired lounge with jewel colours, some chandeliers, gold frames, it would look fabulous.
Now this is just amazing, it from Droog Design and I think is the most imaginative sofa I have ever seen. I don’t for minute thing that it’s comfortable or practical but just a massive piece of artwork it’s gorgeous. I think the chair backs they have used are really witty and fun. I’d love to see it in the flesh.
Finishing with the slightly more practical, I think sofa while it keeps a modern shape, actually looks quite comfortable. I like the subtle pattern and colours of the fabric, in the right setting this could look very stylish.
What do you think? Are you a traditional sofa or a modernist sofa person?