Most definitions describe a settee as a small to medium sized sofa. My father called all sofas "settees". As in "Don't put your feet on the settee." Maybe that was an old Southern custom, calling the sofa a settee. He lived in the South his entire life.
I'm a pushover for a pretty settee.
I also enjoy seeing "pretty" (old style) sofas. And I have a collection of images of "pretty old style" sofas, as well.
I like these old world pieces blended with modern pieces in the same space.
The diminutive scale of a settee allows more versatility in function and placement than a regular sized sofa.
I've saved so many images of settees over the last couple of years in my interiors inspiration folder, I thought it was time to pull them out and see the collection all together.
I hope you enjoy seeing them, too.
Maybe I'll pull out the images of pretty old sofas and post them another day.