Dreaming Of Stylish New Sofas

Darlings of Chelsea Dalby

It’s been a fairly manic couple of weeks chez Boo & Maddie, on a very lovely scale. Home life has been traded in for a social whirl including weddings, theatre trips, concerts, country pub lunches, nights out – you name it, I’ve probably been at home for only about 10 hours in the last fortnight. So the house has taken a bit of neglect and our newly plastered living room is looking a little bare.

There’s still so much to do in this space, although we’re making great strides. But I’m impatient now to think about finishing touches and so my attention has of course turned to the hunt for new sofas. I still don’t even know what colour scheme this room will end up plus we have to factor in our messy dog and cat. It’s important to dream though isn’t it?

I’ve been wistfully lusting over the range at Darlings of Chelsea and thought I’d share some inspiration. I’m always so envious whenever I see beautiful sofas on Instagram and think when the time comes it will be almost impossible to make a decision. We bought new sofas when we moved in as a needs must, knowing a puppy and kitten were on their way. They’ve been durable but very dull and now I want stylish and luxury.

So without further ado, here are my picks:

1) Hardy Pillow Back 3 Seater Sofa in Modena Velvet

Darlings of Chelsea Hardy Pillow Back

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What’s not to love? The perfect dusky pink colour plus the plumpest back cushions which I’d just want to throw myself on every day after work. It’s a great size for our living room and for an extra fee can be made as a split sofa for easy access to properties. Available in other colours and fabrics.

2) Dalby Large Corner, Cotton Linen Blend Marine

Darlings of Chelsea Dalby

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I still love thoughts of navy/blush pink colour combo and this midnight blue is divine. I also think the cotton linen blend would possibly be more forgiving with the animals than velvet and it’s the size of sofa that all of us could bundle on to, with extra space for guests. Alas, whilst I love our 1930’s living room it’s not conducive to corner sofas. We have the bay window on one wall, a fireplace on another and a door on the third. However, when we eventually build our kitchen extension I’m secretly hoping there may be a bit of leftover space…

3) Whinfell Chaise Sofa, Varese Sea

Darlings of Chelsea Whinfell Chaise

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If the room doesn’t have the right dimensions for a corner sofa, I’m sure I could make a chaise sofa work in here. I have dreams of stretching out in front of the TV, log burner roaring away and a blanket on my lap. This teal colour is so sumptuous and the sofa can be made up with a left-hand or right-hand chaise. Roll on autumn…

4) Paisley Midi Sofa – Oscar Velvet Powder Grey

Darlings of Chelsea Paisley Midi Sofa

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Yep those velvet sofas aren’t going to leave me alone any time soon. This for me is an absolute classic, Chesterfield design which is exclusively available at Darlings of Chelsea. I adore the deep buttoning, the elegant legs and understated arms. I often think these types of sofas need a grander home than ours to show them off but this is the ideal compromise.

5) Galloway Sofa, Hard Wearing Velvet Mallard

Darlings of Chelsea Galloway Mallard

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The selection couldn’t possibly be complete without a green sofa and the sound of ‘hard-wearing’ definitely appeals to me. Again, I like the compact size of this one, a kind of small but mighty since it definitely packs a punch in terms of design. The plump seats look super cosy and the deep colour is a favourite to show up fewer marks

As you can see from my selection, it’s going to be an impossible choice when the time comes. With the exception of leather sofas there is simply no style or design I don’t like. First though, I need to focus on sorting out a new living room floor…then redecorating…perhaps I should put a new sofa on the Christmas list.

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  1. August 8, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I adore your picks from Darlings! The Paisley and Galloway are so gorgeous and so classic, and fab that they can be made in a durable velvet. Really love the Whinfell chaise sofa as well; I’m going to be in the market for something like that after we’ve done the building work in our home (whenever that is going to happen… budgets are a massive sticking point for what we’d like to do so have a lot to figure out).

    • Lins
      September 2, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      There’s so much great choice with sofas these days isn’t there? I still have pictures around somewhere of me as a tot in the 80s sitting on an attractive brown paisley velvet number…! X

  2. August 9, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Ooh so exciting! I love the corner sofa – it looks gorgeous and oh so comfy! We had to get a sofa and footstool as we had too many doors/radiators etc in our room! x #HomeEtc

    • Lins
      September 2, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      I am definitely feeling a foot stool in my future for sure! I miss something like that to get properly cosy with X

  3. August 10, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    That navy linen sofa looks fab – and so comfy, that would definitely be my first choice! Although in a world without sticky toddler fingers, I’d love a lighter blush sofa 🙂 #HomeEtc

  4. August 18, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Such a dreamy selection of sofa’s Lins! I absolutely love the navy blue one…x

  5. August 24, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I’ve lusted over their sofas for years – the are all amazing! I do love something a bit unusual thought – navy and blush go beautifully together I think. Would you get sick of it though? Is it best to go for something a bit more classic? xx

    • Lins
      September 2, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      It’s so difficult to know the right decision isn’t it? After all they’re not exactly cheap investments! But maybe I should be brave and go for it Xx

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