11.05.15

One Piece Three Ways: How to Style a Traditional Settee

Ask any interior designer for the key to getting the most for your money when it comes to furniture, and you’ll likely hear this: Choose high-quality pieces in classic silhouettes. By building the foundation of your furniture collection around pieces that can stand the test of time, both when it comes to style and wear-and-tear, you’ll be able to use the same items over and over again in your home, refreshing your rooms when needed by updating accents and decor.

For proof on just how versatile one piece can be, we’ve styled a classic, Louis-style Maison Jansen settee that recently arrived at The Local Vault in three different ways.

Feminine and glamorous.
Picture these beautiful pieces in a bright, airy sunroom overlooking the garden, or as the start of a chic, girly office space. Tones of blush pink complement the grassy green shade of the sofa, while quatrefoil prints update the look and give it a preppy feel.

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From top left: The Local Vault Maison Jansen settee, Jamie Young Royal Palace mirror, The Local Vault vintage quatrefoil console, Etro Mirantin throw pillow, Aurelle Home lamb pillow, Jaipur Inspired pillow

A bit Art Deco. 
For an unexpected juxtaposition, we’ve paired the traditional settee with Art Deco-style accents to up its cool factor. The look works because all of the pieces share a neutral color scheme, and the clean lines of the chest of drawers, chandelier, and rug balance the curvier form of the settee.

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From top left: The Local Vault Maison Jansen settee, Jonathan Charles Opera side table, Ralph Lauren Fitzgerald black rug, The Local Vault Art Deco lucite light chandelier

Country cottage style.
We give you: the quintessential country home. Hand-painted side tables and a vintage-style floral rug add a down-to-earth quality to the space, while a beaded (but not ornate) chandelier keeps the scheme sophisticated. 

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From top left: The Local Vault Maison Jansen settee, Bourdeilles French Country White Chandelier, The Local Vault hand-painted night tables, KAS Oriental Ruby Fleur De-Lis Aubusson Rugs 

Want more interior design inspiration? Check out our styled collections, or visit TLV on Pinterest!

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