Know the difference?! Let me explain . . .
First of all, anything you see on the curb definitely qualifies as a COUCH!
Another qualification is a piece that takes on the personality of the Incredible Hulk. It’s too big, too muscular, awkward in most environments, and not necessarily green.
See what I’m talking about?
Distinguishing characteristics of a COUCH can also include
(but are not limited to)
Stripes and plaids that don’t even come close to matching up, floral patterns that look like they’d be better served as a casket lining, anything lavender.
I think I make my point.
A SOFA is a piece made with care, preferably with American hands.
The construction tells a quality story.
The design is simple – whether it be contemporary or classic.
The proportions are designed for human comfort.
The tailoring is spot on.
Here are but 2 beautiful examples. Designed by Candice Olson and
made in the U.S.A.
Notice the contrasting welt (outline) on each of these pieces. I showed it just for grins. These sofas are available with matching welts but it doesn’t cost a penny more to add this contrasting design element!
I will include one more SOFA in this blog. It is the classic traditional sofa, who some would say is boring. I say, not necessarily so!
It’s simple in style, well constructed, beautifully tailored, and still maintains it’s 2009 attitude!
Interior Designer /Phelan’s Interiors