I have a thing for settees. They’re sweet and usually pretty stylish. They have some of the same design possibilities and character of a chair (opportunity for colour or bold pattern), but the functionality of a bench. They can fit into all kinds of unique spots around your home. I love how the Gustavian settee in the picture above can be layered in front of the bookshelves because of it’s diminutive size and elegant artful lines.
And I love the look of the settee in the entryway here:
This is a pretty large entryway, but settees could fit into all sorts of nooks and crannies in lieu of built-in benches.
I’ve begun to see settees used at dining tables more and more. I love the look - but in my opinion I’d want one with very low or no arms at all to make it easy to sit down at the table.
Design by Erin McLaughlin, Photograph by Virginia MacDonald for Style at Home
One way I love a settee is at the foot of the bed, like this chartreuse one in Sarah Richardson’s farmhouse:
So it’s one of those things I keep an eye out for when searching UsedRegina. And last night I ran into a few lovely love seats.
Imagine this one in a deep teal or navy velvet and keeping the tufting and the dark wood:
And it’s $75 for a set with a matching sofa and chair! It’s killing me! I want this settee so badly.
This next one feels a little “gramma’s basement”, but I’d do a smooth back and seat (no tufting), remove the skirt, and use a great grey or ivory linen:
$40 for this sweet little seat.
The next one’s maybe a little deco for my personal style, but it’s a great piece nonetheless:
You’d probably have to keep the channel back, but I’d be tempted to find a cool graphic print that could work with it. This one they say “make me an offer”. How much would you bid?
Now. Back to finding a place to hoard all of the furniture I fall in love with…