Homegirl London finds charming and colourful Chesterfield sofas. This classic couch is famous for those sexy scrolled arms and plush buttoned back which are the same height. Traditionally, this settee was upholstered in leather but during the late eighteenth century furniture makers had a big crush on velvet. With this in mind, I’ve picked out six stunning Chesterfield sofas in the most alluring velvet colours from Sofas and Stuff. These velvet Chesterfields include modern updates on the famous Chesterfield shape which will certainly seduce you. See my favourite picks from the Sofas and Stuff handmade British sofa collection.
Large Haresfield in Honey Scarborough Cotton Velvet
Six Colourful Velvet Chesterfield Sofas
For a classic interpretation of the Chesterfield opt for the Camden Sofa which you can update in opulent jewel toned velvets. This model has those wonderful scrolled arms which are the same height as the back. With buttoned arms and backrest plus those elegant legs, this is a fine example of a Chesterfield. Shown here in the midi size which measures 210 wide, 97cm in depth and 74cm high. Current price £1717. Also available in a petite version which is perfect for a sexy boudoir bedroom.
Midi Camden in Orange Portland Velvet
The charismatic Chiddingfold has the traditional button detailing on the back rest. What’s different about this version is the high back. This is perfect for anyone who likes to rest their head while sitting down. With those gently curved arms and two very plump seat cushions, it’s a comfy seat. Resting on dainty beech legs with mini castors, this sofa is ever so elegant. The model shown here is the medium which measures 190cm wide, 100cm in depth and 89cm high. Current price £1823. It’s also available as a chair and small or large sofa.
Medium Chiddingfold in Pitaya Portland Velvet
For a contemporary take on the Chesterfield you’ll adore the Abbotsbury Sofa. With the arms and back a similar height but with a squarer shape than traditional models, it’s a refreshing twist. You get that beautiful button detailing on the rolled arms which follows on across the back. With two plump seat cushions you’ll enjoy curling up with a good book or your tablet. This is the large version which measures 209cm wide, 102cm in depth and 87cm in height. Current price for the large is £2018. It’s also available as a snugger (that’s a cozy armchair for two), medium, large or grande sofa option.
Large Abbotsbury in Cerise Scarborough Cotton Velvet
Another square shaped sofa is the Harsefield. This gives you the charming features of a Chesterfield but with smart straight profile. The arms and back rest are clean cut and the button detailing references the Chesterfield designs of yesteryear. Upholstered in this amazing Azure blue velvet, it’s the perfect piece for period homes with a contemporary interior. This large size measures 200cm wide, 92cm in depth and 77cm in height. Current price £2158. You can also buy the Haresfield as an armchair, snuggler or as a midi and grande sofa.
Large Harsefield in Azure Cotton Velvet
If you love the Chesterfield shape but want it without the button detailing, then you’ll simply swoon over the Matlock. This has the stylish curved features with the scrolled arms and a high backrest. The two seat cushions give you a comfortable seat. The Matlock is pared down to the essentials but without losing its glamourous credentials. Shown here is the large version which measures 220cm wide, 98cm in depth and 82cm in height. Current price £1679. Also available as an armchair and in medium and grande sofa sizes.
Large Matlock in Orange Scarborough Cotton Velvet
Similarly, the Clavering is without the button detailing. This has a lower backrest than the Matlock and less fussy armrests. The Clavering is a simplified version of a Chesterfield but is still highly desirable. This particular example is the small size which I think really does suit the minimum fuss approach. The measurements are 150cm wide, 96cm in depth and 74cm in height. Current price £1606. The Clavering is also available as a chair, medium sofa and large sofa.
Small Clavering in Gold Leaf Portland Velvet
Choosing Velvet Fabric for Chesterfield Sofas
If you have a crush on velvet fabric like me, you can choose from the following options. Scarborough Cotton Velvet is 88% cotton velvet in opulent jewel colours which is woven in Lancashire and is crease resistant. Portland Velvet is very glam in jewel rich tones. Made from 100% polyester, it is stain resistant and won’t mark like other velvet. The Rockall Crushed Velvet is fantastic for family homes because it’s stain-resistant and sturdy which comes in best-selling colours like grey. Aside from velvet, other fabric options include brushed cotton, linen, wool, Herringbone and Harris Tweed. The range features plains, stripes, flowers and more so do go online and explore! Sofas and Stuff are happy to send you eight fabric samples which will arrive in two days.
Where to Buy These Chesterfield Sofas
You can buy these darling Chesterfields from Sofas and Stuff. The business is run by Andrew Cussins whose family has been making furniture for nearly seventy years. This furniture store sells mainly sofas which are handmade and a line, called Pronto, which is ready to go. You can buy a great selection of sofas which include contemporary, mid-century modern and traditional styles. Everything is made by hand in their own workshops so you can expect the very best quality. Sofa frames are made using traditional techniques and you even get a lifetime guarantee on the frames and springs. With twelve showrooms in England, you can visit one of the countryside barns and view the sofas up close. Happy sofa shopping my lovelies!
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