Friday, October 2, 2009

Design: Settee in waiting...

The rose-colored sofa in the first photo is a recent FIND, purchase price=$0. I'm researching and considering options for rehabbing this piece. The inserts in the seat cushions are due for replacement. The overall stuffing is quite good, but the outer fabric is a bit worn and soiled from normal use. A close cousin of this settee is pictured in the second photo. This piece is more typical of a Regency period sofa with its single seat cushion, its higher, lighter and more slender structure than my "Rosie's". The third photo is of Washington D.C. designer, Daryl Carter's Embassy Row townhouse living room with another version of this classic sofa. The fourth photo shows an example approved by the ACN (Association of Canine Nappers) with Victorian era clawfeet. The fifth photo shows our President reading on the red and gold bedecked settee in the White House Red Room.

This post is linked to Woo Hoo! Wednesday at Always Nesting. See more things to celebrate there by clicking on the button below...


  1. Toni,

    Please post a photo of the sofa once you are done with it. I have taken up a few upholstery jobs lately and it is so much fun. Your project looks much harder than mine were!

    So good to hear from you!


  2. Great find! Woo Hoo! That settee is amazing and I can imagine how it will look when you are finished with it. I cna't wait to see the before and after photos. Thanks for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing.

  3. Gorgeous couch and what a daunting project. I've never tackled one like that. I'm sure it will be lovely when you are done.




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