Some say nothing symbolizes 18th-century furniture more than the cabriole leg. With the upper portion curving outward and the lower portion curving inward in a gentle S shape, this type of leg is associated with the Louis XV period of furniture design.
Dating to the 18th century, the Chesterfield sofa has an interesting story behind it. The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, England, is said to have been the first to commission one, specifically requesting a furniture element that would allow a man to sit upright comfortably so his suit would not wrinkle.
The Cabriole sofa style is characterized by an exposed wooden frame (often carved), and slightly lower arms than the back. Other features include continuous lines and no back cushions; in the example above, though, the designer opted to add some, and we really like the result.
Have you ever noticed that pillows on a couch are like the icing on a cake, and if they aren’t perfect the couch looks odd? While many people don’t think much about throw or decorative pillows, they accessorize your couch and make it look complete.
Sofas are generally perceived as being slightly more formal. They are used in living rooms and they give out an elegant and classy vibe.
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