Ruled by mile long to-do lists and a dizzying array of expectations, the holiday season can be considerably overwhelming. Contrary to your post-holiday resolution to not repeat the insanity again next year, each year tends to get increasingly busier. Why not listen to the health experts this year and reserve some time to sit back and put your feet up. There’s no better place to do just that, than on the anchor of the living area, the sofa. The nucleus of the living room, the sofa deserves special attention; it’s an investment in your lifestyle, with the return being the time, aesthetics, comfort, and mileage you will get out out of it. Often referred to as the family vehicle, a sofa is the workhorse of the living room: it will endure the most movement, spills, crumbs, entertaining, and maybe even some surfing.
There are a staggering amount of options to consider, but your choice depends mostly on your lifestyle and your budget, on aesthetics versus functionality, or both. If you want to breathe new life into your living area in 2015, MHV urges you to take a seat and draw inspiration from the following selections.
Moooi Cloud Sofa by Marcel Wanders
Have you ever gazed up at the sky and wished that you could fall into the softness of a white cloud that looks like cotton candy? After a brief reality check this daydream is forgotten, until you catch a glimpse of the Cloud Sofa by Marcel Wanders, a composition of rounded shapes & soft white cushions. Conjuring images from the holiday song, “it’s a marshmallow world in the winter, when the snow comes to cover the ground, it’s the time for play, it’s a whipped cream day, I wait for it all year round.” After waiting this long, you deserve the comforting sensation of falling into a white fluffy cloud. Shop this sofa at Gabriel Ross. $8089.00
The Giga series is a playground of possibilities. It is great for lounging and, with no back or armrests, the Giga makes for an excellent napping spot during the holidays. Have an extra guest? Convert the Giga into a bed. The piece is constructed of only loose cushions which act as building blocks to allow you to playfully create your own comfort configuration. This modular piece is great for many different rooms and can be tailored to your style and décor. Please visit Studio Y Design for more information and pricing.
A focal point for any modern living area, the low profile Freetown Sectional’s solid birch frame supports down-layered foam seat cushions and feather down back pillows that sit on a brushed steel metal base. The multi-sectional design allows for custom arrangements, including detachable arms in both fabric and solid grey oak. Available in leather or fabric upholstery. Fabric covers are removable. Available with solid wood bookshelf armrests or standard armrests. Shop this sectional at Parc Modern. $7699.00
Jane sectional by Gus* Modern
The Jane sectional by Gus* Modern has a hidden secret. It’s been cleverly designed to switch from a left facing to a right facing sectional. Very convenient if you happen to move or if you like to re-arrange your living space frequently. Elegantly tailored and button tufted, this midcentury style works equally well in a modern loft or a smartly designed transitional home. With ample room for two to be completely stretched out, it could be the perfect place to relax after an indulgent holiday season. Five fabric options available. Shop this sofa at Chester Fields on Herald Street. $3250.00
George Sofa by Dwell Studios
Always one step ahead of the trend curve, Dwell Studios does it again with the George Sofa. From their first furniture line, this thoroughly modern twist on a classic-lined sofa draws you in to sit back and relax. With softly contoured arms and bold graphic patterns, this easygoing silhouette adds a touch of interest to an otherwise clean form, a subtle way to update this luxuriously cushy style. For pricing and availability, contact Luxe Home Interiors.
Ideal for a minimalist space, the Balance Sectional is a high-quality anchor for your modern living room. Offering generous seating, the Balance Sectional is the quintessential entertainer and does not need to be accompanied by many other pieces. A solid birch frame with metal reinforcements supports feather down back cushions. Seat and backrest cushions are made with high-resilient foam. The chrome-plated tubular metal base features adjustable feet. Available in leather or fabric upholstery. Fabric covers are removable. Available in a sofa or in many configurations as a sectional. Shop this sectional at Parc Modern. $4769.00