settee. as pretty as it sounds.

modern settee with matching upholstery and throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

jj media locations.

you may think of the settee as a thing of the past, but as you saw in yesterday’s post, it’s just not so. the settee, which has been around a while — dating back to the 17th century in Europe — is really such an ideal seating solution for small spaces. the settee looks lovely in an entryway, a reading nook, and across a larger sofa for additional seating, but my favorite use for a settee is at a dining room table — such a comfy spot for guests to sit around the dinner table if your settee is just the right height. it’s also a really interesting way to create an eclectic and unexpected mix with your modern pieces. a little curve, a little tufted plush love goes a long way on style. you can find them in all shapes and sizes these days from vintage to brand new — i love west elm’s elton settee, and the velvet Orianna and astrid settees from anthropologie are classic beauties and come in a bounty of beautiful colors. go on — have a settee, won’t you?

modern gray upholstered settee bench at dining table / sfgirlbybay

smart furniture displays a settee as dining seating.

settee in hallway with painted white floors / sfgirlbybay

jj media locations — perfect in an entry way.

white shabby chic settee in library with teal foot rest / sfgirlbybay

a cozy reading nook in vogue australia.

inspiring settees / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: milk magazine; design mom; dominosara svenningrud photography; polly wreford photography; diane likes art; apartment therapy; riazzoli.

modern backless settee bench / sfgirlbybay

really more of a bench, but almost a settee from style at home.

settee with woven side arm rests and plaid upholstery / sfgirlbybay

mark roper photography for home life.

black and brown settee with foot stool / sfgirlbybay

a very fancy version from glitter inc.

settee with striped upholstery / sfgirlbybay

a gorgeous before and after reupholstery project from remodelista.

settee with blue gray velvet upholstery / sfgirlbybay

lovely in velvet from the plimco road.

settee with woven seat and back and wood base / sfgirlbybay

sarah lavoine’s paris apartment via french by design.

mid-century modern style settees with arm rests / sfgirlbybay

Photography by Karel Balas for Milk Magazine.

small tan settee in bedroom / sfgirlbybay

reid rolls photography for my domaine.

settee with woven backrest and linen pad / sfgirlbybay

traditional with a modern twist from decor pad.

from sfgirlbybay http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2016/11/03/settee-as-pretty-as-it-sounds/

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