Adding a settee, upholstered bench or a sofa in a dining area can create an understated elegance feel. The soft, feminine tufted curved sofa in Mariette Himes Gomez's NYC apartment does just that, as seen on Harmony & Home from Architectural Digest.
Whether in a formal dining room, a nook or an open kitchen, when paired with a rustic or dressy table, settees add comfort and style which reveal an appealing, inviting gathering spot which to linger in. Southern Accents as seen over at Tobi Farley
Having a settee in a dining area can evoke either a casual or formal sense, depending on the approach and style in what other items it is paired with. But, without a doubt, it seems to always convey that welcoming come on over here to sit down for awhile mood. Phoebe Howard skirted low back tufted armless settee with mahogany Duncan Phyfe table.
Architectural Digest Photography by Scott Frances Mariette Himes Gomez “I prefer having a less formal dining room,” says Gomez. The round table, which was formerly owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, is set with English drabware, “the sort of very simple things I like.”
Scott Laslie's uses a settee with a modern lines that blends nicely in this bold black and white dining area.
Photography by Tria Giovan
Photographer Michael Partenio The rich gray shapely settee and curved details of the chairs both with bold contrast play nicely off of each other creating a sophisticated space.
In this dining area, Phoebe Howard’s classic but with a touch of a modern twist, has softened the space with the introduction of a clean lined tufted settee which visually de-clutters the room and allows your eye to take in the creative details placed throughout.
Victoria Neale’s lovely fresh inviting dining room at the Green House Charity Works House used an Edward Ferrell high back settee with contrast stripes and a flirty mini skirt which is paired with a simple elegant David Iatesta chandelier.
Anyone that knows me, knows I am
obsessed in love with Barry Dixon. The man, all he does, touches and creates in my book are always fabulous. Which is why I am sharing 3 different images of the same room at his historic Virginia residence, Elway Hall that he shares with his partner Michael Schmidt.
“The important things in a room are the essence of what you hold valuable. "Things that define who you are. A room should start a conversation before people actually start exchanging words." ~Barry Dixon Photo credits: Michael Schmidt, Virginia Living & Tria Giovan
Curved, straight, shapely, skirted, leggy, nail heads, tufted, high back, low back, the options are limitless. With so many choices, consider a professional design service such as Interior View to assist you in finding just the right settee and take the first steps to creating an inviting pleasing space which to enjoy.