"Settee Pedigree"

Ever wonder where sofas came from?  Well, a settee is defined as an upholstered seat with back and arms (sometimes upholstered), designed to accommodate two or more people in a sitting or reclining position. The earliest surviving types, dating back to the 17th century in Europe, have sides that let down for conversion into a bed. Variations of backrests and armrests appeared, and the precedent, still followed in the 21st century, was established of making the settee part of a matched set of chairs.  Enter the sofa as we know it. (Source)

So, is it just me or does the settee seem to be making a comeback?  In case you're not familiar, the settee is basically a slim lined sofa for two (sleeker than a loveseat).  I've been seeing them a lot lately. 


Home Decorators


JCP.com


Ballard Designs

I think they are absolutely adorable.  One of the best things about them is their versatility.  They have so many uses and are perfect options for a small space.



ENTRANCE

Nothing says welcome like a cozy bench or settee at the front entrance.


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BEDROOM

I'm itching to put a settee in a client's bedroom. 


Capella Kinchelor Interior Design


DINING

The most popular use these days for the settee is as a casual seating option in the dining area.

Atlanta Homes Magazine


DOUBLE UP

If one is good, two is even better.  How great are these two beauties sitting across from one another? 

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Want to know more?  Check out this great article on Houzz.


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