FURNITURE

10 EASY PIECES THE PERFECT WHITE SOFA

Choose right and it will be a soulmate for life.

October 23, 2017

Don’t skimp: if it’s not comfortable now, it never will be, and you’ll be spending hours every night with it.  

Choose something simple, subtle and well-built, with quality details (frame, stuffing, seams, fabric). Here are picks that fit the bill.  

ANIBOU GERVASONI

Almost every living design hero lists the Gervasoni Ghost as their favourite sofa design. It’s chic, low-key and perfect for relaxed, elegant living, from $5500, anibou.com.au

MCM HOUSE JOE

A happy-go-lucky affair with loose covers in linen that are ideal for casual, easy living, mcmhouse.com

IKEA KARLSTAD

Hit chainstores for the latest versions of mod sofa trends that look like designer originals like Ikea for its iconic Karlstaad slip-covered three-seater white beauty, $499, or new trad-style Stocksund sofa, $799, ikea.com.au

POTTERY BARN CARLISLE

This gorgeous pieces competes well with Britain’s most famous sofa brands (like George Smith and George Sherlock), for a lot less, from $1275, potterybarn.com.au

VERELLEN DUKE

Verellen slip-covered linen sofas are the Cartier watch of interiors. Our faves are Duke, Camille and Logan: timeless classics made in solid maple hardwood, with down/feather filling and hand-tied coiled springs. Duke three-seater sofa from $8480, cavitandco.com

LIVING EDGE HERMAN MILLER ROLLED ARM CLUB SOFA

Herman Miller does the best sofas in the world, used everywhere by big-name architects and designers, and backed by an impressive 12-year warranty. Our pick is Herman’s Rolled Arm Club sofa, a modern take on the trad Chesterfield with legs in walnut, white or ebony ash, 1092cm long, from $7780. Or Herman’s beautiful, luxe Bolster sofa. It’s high-end, but if your look is modern, you’ll love it, from $9500, livingedge.com.au

WILLS & SONS ADELAIDE

We’ll get killed for revealing this wholesale outfit which leading Australian interior designers swear by. You’ll have to order through your decorator or upholsterer, but you won’t go past its sophisticated Brit-style Clivedon, or country-house classic, Adelaide, which designer, Cameron Kimber uses  in his own residences. www.willsfurniture.com.au

JARDAN NOOK

Hit Australian-made Jardan sofas for its best-seller Nook, that comes in a good choice of white fabrics from top houses such as Mokum and Westbury, three-seater sofa from $3834, www.jardan.com.au 

COCO REPUBLIC HUXLEY

Huxley (and Longreach) are good lookers that won’t date, www.cocorepublic.com

RESTORATION HARDWARE BELGIAN CLASSIC ROLL ARM SLIPCOVERED SOFA

A European-inspired take on the classic sofa redefines it for a new age. Low to the ground, deep in profile, sleekly streamlined, and slipcovered for casual yet sophisticated appeal, it’s a chic, ultra-comfortable twist on tradition. $2295 USD, www.restorationhardware.com

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