The Chesterfield sofa, a timeless classic, has been updated for the modern home. And since the New Year is the perfect time to finally revamp your favourite family room, why not discover why so many people love the Chesterfield?
These deep buttoned beauties first creation originates from the 18th century, according to various sources. The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, politician and general trend-setter Phillip Dormer Stanhope, requested a bespoke sofa design from a cabinet maker that would epitomise smartness and sophistication. Once the chesterfield was born it was a sought-after piece for the majority of the early 19th century; it became a staple of an aristocratic, wealthy home.
Since its inception into the interior design world it has never left. To this day, the Chesterfield remains one of the most popular pieces of leather furniture, with its distinguished detail and iconic elegance. Its low straight back is decorated with deep set buttons, which is complemented with rolled arms and a nail head trim for pure class.
A Chesterfield’s presence has become more dominant these past few years; centuries ago a buyer’s agenda was to place this particular piece in a gentlemen’s club, a library or any other vicinity of importance. Over the years we have seen small adjustments to the standard model; nevertheless the majority of today’s upholsterers have gone back to its roots and produce very similar versions to the originals, but in some cases more daring fabrics and colours.
Nevertheless, the agenda for today’s Chesterfield sofas are unlimited. A rebirth of sorts, you will now see one of these sofas living in a place deemed unsuitable back in the day; its versatility has kept this piece of furniture alive. Various types of customers are now attracted to this bold and beautiful benchmark for quality and comfort, as it appears in a vast range of materials and styles.
This year, one of the key trends we are expected to see is outdoor materials being brought into the comfort of our living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. This can be partnered up with a natural palette containing creams, greens and browns, so that a neat contrast can be made with any neutral chesterfield leather or fabric suite.
Another hot trend to hit 2016 is formality and fancy. There cannot be any other more suitable choice than a chesterfield in a deep dark palette using reds, purples and blues in lavish velvets. Make the change this year and let this timeless treasure transform your home.
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