Sectional Sofas with Sass

Elle Decor, Photographed by Simon Upton

I have to admit. I can be a bit of a sofa snob. This extends to people who refer to it as a "couch".

Sectional sofas, well, I hadn't ever been a huge fan...Scared that perhaps that right arm might contain a hidden drink holder or that the left arm chair might secretly recline or have a pocket for the TV remote. 

But in the last month, I've seen a few that have me drooling. I'd still never use in a formal living room or one that has to do double duty like mine, but these have me yearning for a family room!

The pink one above was just recently in Elle Decor. Designed by Steven Gambrel and upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric. 

Architectural Digest photographed by Roger Davis 

I also like Sheryl Crow's sectional sofa, which was just in Architectural Digest.  
It is called the Ginebra sofa and is from 22 Bond St.


The Bond St website showed a different version of the sectional, which can be customized. Still smart design, although I prefer Sheryl's for the wood legs and fabric. I also wonder how well this one will wear, with the bench seat cushion.  Fabric on those tends to stretch and cushions can show "bottom" marks with time.

Restoration Hardware 

For the masses, Restoration Hardware has a nice sectional, the "Belgian Arm," although with not quite the wow factor. In a different fabric however...there could be potential. 

In summary: let's use the word sofa. Avoid anything advertised in the Sunday newspaper fliers that might come from a place with the words "furniture" and/or "world" in its company name.  Make sure you actually have the space to pull a sectional off. And thinking outside those boxy arms and microsuede fabrics can only lead to fun, in this gal's opinion. 

7 comments:

Matthew hadden said...

Great,
Such beautiful rooms. I love the style of each of these sofas,but specially Sheryl Crow's sectional sofa is really fabulous and there is more than one that I would happily have in my home.
childrens bedroom furniture
Regards,
Matthew

Sectional Sofa said...

This was a pretty solid buy. Shipping was excellent and the price was right. It's not as comfortable as it looks, but it will break on as we use it. However, I'm afraid that as its used, the cushions will lose form and become lumpy. That's my prediction but only time will tell.

Amelia Gomez said...

This is the first couch that I've ever bought and I really like it. Although the color wasn't exactly as I expected from the picture, it's a nice milk chocolate color that still goes with my decor. It's surprisingly very comfortable. In fact, I;m a lil embarrassed to admit that I've slept on it almost every night since I got it two weeks ago. With the ottoman pushed close, it makes the perfect size bed for me with room to spare. fyi I'm only 5ft tall lol but my tall friends find small sofa comfortable as well.

couchandsofa said...

Your place is looking AMAZING now it's furnished!!.. Love the living room, the teal wall looks great.. Ralph & I have just started, hoping to get our kitchen ordered in the next few weeks..You're more than welcome to pop in anytime, I'm sure you'd have plenty of good advice!!

Liam Flynn said...

Really like the Sheryl Crow sectional. Unfortunately we always have to face pillow degradation and general loss of couch condition as the years go on, but purchasing higher quality couches will end up saving money in the long run! I have a blog post with my favorite sectionals of 2016 located here:

http://couchandsofa.com/2016/06/12/top-6-best-sectional-couches-and-sofas-in-2016/

Let me know what you think!

Liam said...

Really like the Sheryl Crow sectional. Unfortunately we always have to face pillow degradation and general loss of couch condition as the years go on, but purchasing higher quality couches will end up saving money in the long run! I have a blog post with my favorite sectionals of 2016 located here:

http://couchandsofa.com/2016/06/12/top-6-best-sectional-couches-and-sofas-in-2016/

Let me know what you think!

Liam Flynn said...

Really like the Sheryl Crow sectional. Unfortunately we always have to face pillow degradation and general loss of couch condition as the years go on, but purchasing higher quality couches will end up saving money in the long run! I have a blog post with my favorite sectionals of 2016 located here:

http://couchandsofa.com/2016/06/12/top-6-best-sectional-couches-and-sofas-in-2016/

Let me know what you think!