Sitting Pretty in a Classic: 8 Updates on the Traditional Chesterfield

My tastes tend to be on the modern and clean lined side of things but lately I've been feeling more traditional. When it comes to sofas, it doesn't get any more traditional than the chesterfield. According to London Gallery, "it is believed that Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), commissioned the first leather chesterfield settee with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base." It looks like Lord Standhope was quite the furniture visionary!

As you can see from this roundup, Chesterfields may be traditional, but they're hardly boring. From bright sofas to more subdued, these eight Chesterfields are great updates on this classic shape.

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  1. All eight of the sofas are all very beautiful. Higgins Sofa from Decades Home Is my favorite.
    Thanks for the links and ideas I am debating getting a new sofa soon. Abcd....

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