We think it's best to start each room with a single quality and timeless investment piece, in the same way you might build your wardrobe around a tailored suit or a classic dress. Functional, well-made pieces provide a solid foundation and allow a space to evolve over time.
In each of our homes at Remodelista, the sofa is a key piece, anchoring the living room and providing the setting for countless activities, from movie nights to afternoon naps to gatherings with friends.
In that spirit, here are our three favorite sofas (and a few key accessories to bring the look together) from Williams-Sonoma Home's new Spring 2013 collection. Each features artisan-quality details and incorporates high-end materials (such as kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood).
Handcrafted in the USA, they strike a deft balance between casual and sleek, comfortable and refined, and will anchor a living space for years to come.
For more information, each sofa is available online at Williams-Sonoma Home.
Above: A classic and timeless piece that will always complement an evolving home, the Terrence Sofa features a refined silhouette. The tapered frame is constructed of FSC certified, kiln-dried hardwood and is reinforced with double doweling and corner blocking. The seat is comprised of sinuous steel springs and the cushions consist of resilient foam cores, which offer comfort, support, and longevity. The Terrence Sofa comes with a linen slipcover available in four neutral shades (white, ivory, sand, and flax) so you can create your own custom-upholstered piece; prices start at $2,395.
Above: With shelter arms, tapered legs, and loose back and seat cushions, the Hyde Sofa exudes a more modern look and works well in spaces of limited size. Mixing clean lines with comfortable cushioning, this sofa features a sustainably harvest wood frame, steel springs, and high-resilience foam cushions. Its look is completed with polished-nickel nailhead trim on the arms. Shown here in white brushed canvas, it is made to order and comes in five other fabric/color combinations; prices start at $1,950. NB: The Hyde Sofa is part of the Williams-Sonoma Home Green Collection, which includes products that are distinguished by any one of the following: Organic, Re-cycled, Re-claimed, Sustainable.
Above: There is an undeniable romantic appeal to vintage Parisian furniture, which was the inspiration for the Presidio Sofa. A "contemporary classic," this investment piece will offer lasting comfort with a refined and streamlined look. The slim, scooped arms make this piece another good option for smaller apartments or rooms. The two loose back cushions and single bottom cushion are comprised of high-resilient foam and the finished product is completed with arm and cushion piping. Shown here in Brushed Canvas in Mist, this sofa also comes in three other fabric/color combinations. The exposed hardwood apron and legs are stained dark walnut; $1,995. NB: The Presidio Sofa is also part of the Williams-Sonoma Green Collection.
Above: When outfitting a room, draping a throw or blanket over the arm of a sofa is an easy way to add instant color and texture. Soft enough to wear, the Williams Sonoma Home Solid Cashmere Throw is made of 520-gram-weight cashmere and comes in 14 shades (seen here in spring-like Marigold); $249.
Above: The Metallic Linen Pillow Cover from Williams Sonoma Home will add a hint of shimmer to any of the above couches; $99.
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