Friday, February 24, 2017

A Favorite Layout | Back To Back Sofas



If you have been reading this blog for some time, you already know of my love for back-to-back sofas; often formally referred to as tête-à-tête sofas (meaning head to head) in reference to the private conversations that this inviting arrangement allows for. It's a layout I so terribly wish would fit in my own home, but alas I don't have a room wide or long enough! But if you have a grand space that lacks intimacy, this is actually the perfect solution.

Some of my favorite designers have utilized this room dividing trick. The stunning snap above was designed by one of my all-time favorites, Marianne Simon (who by the way has been sharing recent projects on IG; I've said it before but I'll say it again - you MUST follow her).


There are a few different takes on this look that I love: the sofa above in Amy Berry's recent project is a single unit and just exudes 'bespoke.' I equally love when there are individual sofas separated by a sofa table and a pair of fantastic lamps in between. Chairs can be set on either side for a more sophisticated look. You can go very traditional, or very modern with this layout. One thing I definitely notice is that I am drawn to identical sofas in this seating scenario. 




left: via McGrath II | top right: Windsor Smith | bottom right: via Better Homes & Gardens



top left: via McGrath II | bottom left: Sarah Richardson | right: Richard Shapiro


Would you go for it in your own home if you had ample space? I'd love to here!

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1 comment:

Michelle said...

I still think back to I Love Lucy when they lived out on the farm in Connecticut they had back to back sofas. I love it and would do it if I had that much space :)

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