Monday, October 11, 2010

Le Belle Settee

When it comes to furniture, the spectrum of possibility is frighteningly large.  On one hand you have the La-Z-Boy arm chair style which, for the most part, is the clothing equivalent to pajamas.  The aesthetics are all but irrelevant because it’s designed strictly for comfort.  In the far opposite corner you’ll find the settee (seh TEE), a classic, sharp looking silhouette that may not be uncomfortable per say, but whose first priority is to look tailored and timeless.  Depending on what type of space you’re trying to design, both styles have their place.  In the interest of full disclosure, however, I should tell you that while I could never see another La-Z-Boy again and be okay with it, I’m quite keen to the chic look of a settee.  I love the way they instantly bring a sense of refinement to the room.  Dress them up with luxurious accessories or create a playful contrast by dressing them down with casual ones…either way, they’re sure to make a statement.  Check out a couple fun examples of settee’s I found to be particularly captivating.


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