I was recently contacted by Robinsons of England* who have been making Chesterfield sofas for over 135 years at their workshop on the North East coast. Now, you might be thinking, what on earth is a Chesterfield sofa but I promise that once you see one, all will become clear! They are a total classic item and wouldn’t look out of place in any stately home across the country. They have an impressive client list that includes the Google head office and Harvard University! Furniture like this really is the definition of an ‘investment piece’ and is the sort of thing you can expect to hand down for generations to come. At the very least, they come with a 50 year guarantee!
Inspired by the look and feel of the Chesterfield, I wanted to create some moodboards on ideas of how to style these beautiful, traditional pieces for the modern home.
Traditional English Heritage with a Modern Twist
This look is based around a traditional English heritage style but with a slightly modern twist, editing it to suit any regular home up and down the country. Expect to see lots of tweed and tartan! (I totally can’t stop thinking about Ron Burgundy with his many leather-bound books and apartment that smells like rich mahogany!) This sofa is the ‘Wilmington‘ named after the 1st Earl of Wilmington, Spencer Compton, who became the UK’s second Prime Minster back in 1742.
Pretty in pink
If you’re too scared to bite the bullet and fork out for a pink sofa, despite how awesome they can look (hello Gal Meets Glam!), it’s easy enough to add plenty of gorgeously girly accessories to make your living room the bijou boutique you’ve always dreamed of. This look features the Goderich Chesterfield sofa which is covered in a contemporary stone fabric rather than the more traditional leather that this style of sofa is generally associated with.
This look focuses on the current trend of ‘tropicals’ with a grown-up, elegant twist. Lots of pineapple and palm trees to make you feel like you’re on holiday in your own home. I love the earthy, muted tones with pops of gold in this look. To be honest, this one is probably my favourite. This look features the Wilmington Unbuttoned Chesterfield Sofa which might appeal to a wider audience, especially if you really do plan on handing it down through generations.
Leaf: Office Supermarket | Palm leaf print: Kohl’s | Pineapple print: Etsy | Palm tree mug: Halcyon Days | Pineapple jars: Hattan Home | Toucan painting: Etsy | Faux palm tree: Joss & Main | Dining table: Jonathan Adler | Bench: One King’s Lane | Rug: Burke Decor | Palm tree cushion: Williamsburg Marketplace | Sofa: The Original Sofa Co
So what do you think? Would you invest in a Chesterfield Sofa? Which of these looks do you like best?
This post is in collaboration with Robinsons of England