Modern chesterfield sofas: do they exist? Can ‘modern’ and ‘chesterfield sofa’ sit comfortably together in the same sentence? After all, chesterfield couches originated centuries ago.
Yes, you’d be right about that. Chesterfield sofas have been around for quite some time. In England, many believe the chesterfield sofa became popular back in 1764, when Philip Stanhope – the fourth earl of Chesterfield – when the distinctive, buttoned-backed piece of furniture was commissioned in his honour.
In his case, a leather chesterfield sofa was crafted – but chesterfield sofas of today are available in all kinds of fabrics. From linen to wool and everything in between, a modern chesterfield sofa is a thing of beauty and will complement just about any home.
That’s right; your home needn’t be traditional in style – complete with four poster bed and baroque-style wallpaper. Instead, a chesterfield sofa will blend with almost any décor.
Let’s take a look at some styles you might like, each of them available on the Authentic Furniture site…
Old Bessie Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Traditionally, chesterfield sofas were made from leather – in muted or monochrome shades like brown, sand or black. Sometimes, they’d be upholstered in a deep green or red too.
Anyone who prefers a traditional aesthetic will no doubt want to opt for a chesterfield sofa in a ‘traditional’ shade, but your couch can offer a contemporary look – even in leather – if you opt for a more daring colour.
Of course, there are lots of colours to choose from – just chat to our team here at Authentic Furniture. Our Old Bessie leather chesterfield sofa is an absolute classic and it’ll work just as well with traditional pieces as it will with modern furniture and accessories.
Chesterfield sofas have always been in fashion but, more recently, they are popping up on plenty of home accounts over on Instagram. People love the traditional aesthetic of a chesterfield sofa; thanks to the fact they can position it in a modern lounge and it’ll still look the part.
Our Old Bessie sofa breaks the mould with its sweeping arms and curved back, too, adding a welcome twist to a traditional piece of furniture.
Florence Velvet Chesterfield Sofa
Let’s just talk about velvet chesterfield sofas for a second…we doubt you’ll find a piece of furniture that looks more contemporary.
Offering a luxurious look and finish, velvet sofas take pride of place in many modern homes – and these modern chesterfield style sofas can brighten up any space.
Our Florence velvet sofa offers all the beauty of a traditional chesterfield sofa but with a higher back for more support. It also has a smaller footprint, meaning it works perfectly in modest-sized rooms.
If you’ve always wanted a modern chesterfield sofa like this one, you’ll be glad to hear that, thanks to the compact design of the Florence, you may be able to have just that.
After all, choosing a sofa that is too big for your room is a huge no-no when it comes to interiors; the Florence, meanwhile, allows you to have exactly what you want without needing to compromise when it comes to available space.
The Nightingale Chesterfield Sofa
Our Nightingale sofa is a great alternative if you’re not a fan of the modern leather chesterfield sofa. Leather isn’t for everyone – particularly when it comes to interiors – so velvet offers a good middle ground, offering the luxury of leather with a contemporary aesthetic.
Seamlessly combining a deep-buttoned back and deep-fluted arms, the Nightingale chesterfield sofa offers a comfy place to relax and recuperate after a day spent at your desk. Again, it’s available in a host of colourways as well – just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to accommodate your plans.
Mr Wallis Velvet Sofa
We told you velvet chesterfield sofas are popular, didn’t we? That’s why we have a selection to choose from here at Authentic Furniture.
Our Mr Wallis design is another favourite amongst our range of modern chesterfield style sofas – and it isn’t hard to see why so many people love it as much as we do. Like all our sofas, it’s available in a variety of colours and sizes – from one-person armchairs to four and even five-seater couches.
If you’re a fan of chesterfield sofas but are not quite so keen on a 100% traditional look, this piece will undoubtedly tick all your boxes.
With all the beauty of an original chesterfield sofa, Mr Wallis has deep buttoning but with a higher back and a lower arm for optimum comfort and support.
Tufted Statesman Leather Sofa
Want something a bit more ‘out there’ for your living room? If the past year or so has taught us anything, it’s that it’s now even more important to enjoy your time at home. So, why not give it the wow factor, thanks to our Tufted Statesman Leather Sofa?
Wonderfully eccentric, this piece has been beautifully crafted by our expert team of craftspeople right here in Britain. It’s the ideal modern chesterfield sofa for lounging around on – and it looks great as well.
It may be smaller than standard chesterfield sofas, but that doesn’t mean it falls short where style is concerned. Absolutely not. It’s a great little piece that will get all your guests talking – that is, when they are allowed to visit your home again.
Handcrafted with Care in Our Derbyshire Workshop
As ever, this sofa – and the rest of the modern chesterfield sofas that make up our collection – are made here in our Derbyshire workshop, just for you.
They’re also available in a huge range of colours and finishes, so do check out the personalisation options here on our site.
We work hard to ensure each and every customer that purchases a chesterfield sofa from us isn’t just pleased with their chosen piece, they’re over the moon with it. You will be too; get started today by viewing our range and picking out your favourite sofa or chair.
Whether you’re looking for a modern leather chesterfield sofa, or a fabric-covered chesterfield chair, we can help. No room is too big or too small for one of our pieces; with a whole host of sizes to choose from, you really will be spoiled for choice.
Take a look around our site and start planning your new living room today.