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The Essential Guide to
the Chesterfield Sofa

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Graceful and stately. Plush and polished. The chesterfield has as many personalities as it does striking design details like quilted upholstery, a deep seat, and rolled arms. See how this classic sofa instantly upgrades any space with its distinctive presence.

Photo by Lonny

Photo by Lonny

The Eclectic Bohemian

Colorful upholstery adds a touch of the unexpected to the chesterfield’s classic shape, allowing it to mix perfectly with ethnic textiles and worldly treasures.

 

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Photo by Lonny

The Minimal Modernist

The chesterfield may have traditional roots, but it looks surprisingly cutting-edge in bright white, the comfy tufting suddenly becoming a bit of sculptural detailing.

 The Industrial Antiquarian

The worn-in patina a brown leather chesterfield develops over time will only make it look more at home among vintage and flea market finds.

Photo by Lonny

Photo by Lonny

The Feminine Traditionalist

Dust off those bachelor connotations with a chesterfield in a soft pastel or neutral linen. The substantial structure of the sofa will help ground slimmer, more-feminine silhouettes in the space.

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