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"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. 

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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.


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

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

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

Atlanta Homes Magazine


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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