One of the blogs I follow is called Good Bones, Great Pieces, it’s is a fabulous little decorating blog from a mom/daughter team. They are great at antiques. And creating really sweet, sopshitcated spaces. So when shopping at Furbish in Raleigh, I came across Good Bones, Great Pieces, the book, and had to get it. One of the chapters in the book is about the wonder that is the settee, which I’d define as a small sofa or bench. Suzanne and Lauren recommend the settee for its versatility. It fits just as easily into a small living room as it does at a dining table or at the foot of the bed.
Just for fun, I asked BC what a settee is. His response was “Is that part of a bedspread.” No, honey, that’s a duvet. “Is it the chair that sticks out” No, that’s a chaise. “Is it a chair in general? Don’t tell me. I need to rack my brains for a second” Why don’t you just read about it on my blog tomorrow?
So world, and BC, here’s an assemblage of some of my favorite little antique settees out there.
“It is a sham, a pillow cover?” “Is it that block thing at the top of the curtains?” “It is a kind of desk?” No, No, No…. “I learned what a sconce is!” Yes, honey, good job. We then played 20 questions and he got it in 15, but only after I showed him pictures. His response: “It’s a type of sofa? That’s a little specific.”
Images (in order) 1 Albert Joseph, 2 C. Mariani, 3 Sputnik Modern, 4 CS Post and Co, 5 Wyeth, 6 Greenwich Living, 7 Pamela Lerner Antiques, 8 Jean-Marc Fray, 9 Porter and Plunk, 10 Pegboard Modern, 11 Haven Interiors, 12 George Subkoff Antiques, 13 Donna Parker Habitat, 14 End of Beige Upholstery,15 Judy Frankel Antiques, 16 Greenwich Living, 17 San Ysidro Ranch photographed by Jose Vila, 18 Debenham Antiques