the LINEN SOFA
August 13, 2012
I guess I’m a sucker for a neutral linen sofa. Search it on this site and almost every post will come up… and here I am posting another living room with a creamy linen sofa as the centerpiece. Whats not to like? When you’re going classic and by that I mean picking a sofa that needs to last through trends and your moods think about getting the best fabric possible. A plain sofa with average fabric can always be disguised with pillows and a throw but by putting the prettiest and highest quality fabric on a piece you keep simple and neutral without sacrificing a specialness. It’s a large piece and often the most obvious in a room, you’re sitting – sometimes lying on it – so but something nice on it.
Make a stately statement. Pared-down styling transforms a typically highly ornamental piece into one grounded and subdued. Natural linen upholstery on an exposed natural oak frame give this sofa an elegant form and visual interest… Neutral doesn’t have to be boring. This piece is $2400 from Global Home – globalhomeny.com
Sleek and modern can benefit from the quality of a well woven natural fiber like linen. Often a bit cold looking modern or contemporary lines often look even better with the softness of a linen cover. There is a bit of topography and an ease to the fabric that plays nicely with straight, simple lines. This sofa is from zinhome.com and runs about $2400.00
Can leave out all the big box retailers so I’m going to include this sofa from Crate & Barrel. It’s a transitional piece if you ask me, somewhere between classic and modern. It would live well with antiques but could go the way of concrete floors, repurposed coffee table and exposed vent work easily. At only $1600.00 its a great price – albeit perhaps not as well made as other options – from Crate & Barrel
And last but not least, I would be remiss if I didn’t include one of my favorite and best upholstery lines Lee Industries in this write-up. Lee has been in business for many, many years, their sofas are hand crafted with kiln dried wood, 8 way hand tied springs, cushions are available with down-wrap or all down options and the number of styles available will astound you! p.s. their lead time runs about 4 weeks! …and you can’t complain about that.