We're not usually big fans of blowing our own trumpet - we like
to think our sofas and can-do attitude speaks for itself. But it is
that time of year again, no not Christmas - our big winter sale!
Yes, that's right, you can get super comfortable for fewer pennies
without compromising quality or comfort.
So if you sat down on your sofa this Christmas and felt anything
less than blissed out, now is the time to pay a visit to one of our
showrooms. Grab a cup of our very fine coffee or a glass of wine
(if that's more your thing), take your time and look around. We're
confident you'll find something that feels just right - it's all
about the bum factor after all.
It can be a bit confusing working out what you like the most so
we asked a few of our showroom staff what was on their wish list in
this winter sale, to give you a little inspiration in your hunt for
the perfect sofa or chair. And also to let you know, we really do
have the experts on hand to help you when you drop into any of our
Nikki Mitchell (Kent
"One of my favourite sofas in our range has to be the Haresfield fitted cover sofa. I
think this would look great in '
Linara Oatmeal' by Romo with contrasting buttons and scatter
cushions in 'Art of The
Loom Herringbone Moss'. My finishing touch would be to add a gorgeous Porthallow stool in 'Art Of The Loom Autumn Gold
Plaid'. After all, you need somewhere to put your feet up after
a hard day…"
Livvy Duncton (West Sussex
"If I had to choose a sofa for the winter, it would have to
involve different fabrics including wool and a velvet. The
sofa would have to be really comfy and snuggly for lots of lovely
weekend duvet days. My favourite piece in the winter sale is
the gorgeous Stourhead sofa. The
main body of the sofa would be in
Villa Nova Mayfair Stucco, 2 of the large scatters in
Warwick Bainbridge Natural which is 70% wool and 2 of the small
Velour Opera Beige (a velvet by Pierre Frey). I would
also have to have two extra bolsters in
Warwick Addison Natural."
Mary Ferguson (Berkshire
"The Sennen fitted cover chair
has to be my top pick from our winter sale this year. It is
immensely comfortable with perfect proportions plus the added bonus
of a fitted chair is that there is nothing to plump! As for
fabrics, my first choice would be the gorgeous linen chevron stripe
Andrew Martin in Cape Red. Just lovely…"
Ali Litten (Kent Showroom)
"I may have gotten a little carried away and theoretically
redecorated a whole living room - it's hard not too when you're
surrounded by so many nice things! I would start with the very
popular Hambledon Corner
Unit in one of our house fabrics,
Fitzroy Buttermilk with the back cushions upholstered in '
Misaki - Mist' by Ian Sanderson. I would then add a splash of
colour with some jazzy scatter cushions, covered in a mixture of
another of our house fabrics, 'Fitzroy Chocolate' and '
Phoenix 2 - Rosemary' by Ian Sanderson. To complete the set, it
would have to be a Petworth
Snuggler, also covered in Fitzroy Buttermilk and a matching Porthallow footstool in '
Misaki - Mist' by Ian Sanderson. Now I just need a bigger house
Jenny Lowe (West Sussex
"I LOVE my Clavering
sofa that I have at home and therefore it would be my first
choice if I had to start again in a different room. I would
cover it in a neutral linen such Lerwick
which is one of our fabulous house fabrics and I'd then have the
large scatters in a Baker Lifestyle
Latika Stone/Oatmeal which is a pale paisley pattern with the
background being the same colour as the sofa. I like to keep
the main body of a sofa in a neutral colour so that it can go
anywhere if we ever move house or chose to put it in another
Claire Sutcliffe (Yorkshire
'Having just got through Christmas with endless teenagers,
students and the odd little person, my next purchase is going to be
a large Stourhead loose cover
Trafalgar Indigo with contrast scatters in Ian
Mankin Kintyre Check Blue and Jura
Stripe Blue - all of which can be whipped off and washed after
the holidays are over! Do they really deserve anything so
blissfully comfortable I have to ask myself… however the wonderful
Stourhead makes a great extra bed too!
Andrew Cussins (Design
Director and Sofa Connoisseur)
"I'm going to take this opportunity to introduce our new Lockton
2 seater sofa - the one in the picture below comes in
our very own fabric range. It is designed to be like an English
antique sofa, and I love it because the stripes give it the quirky
twist that is at the core of everything we do. You know, the thing
that makes you look at it twice, even though you are not sure why
you are looking again. There is something off key about it, which I
just love and I have a feeling this will be very popular in our
"My second pick is another new arrival for 2012 and is called
the Charleston. This sofa is in the Summer Heather colourway of our
new Fair Isle fabric range. This is my favourite fabric I have
designed in years. It is the epitome of English good taste, yet it
is natural looking and would look great on really modern furniture
too. Woven in Lancashire it carries on our beliefs about British
manufacture, and it can be seen on our newest sofa shape right
So that's all for now - we've added these to our Pinterest page and
if you fancy any of the sofas or fabrics on show in this post, just
pop into our showroom or you can always order some free fabric samples if
you haven't quite got the time.
We always love to hear back from our readers, so let us know
what your favourite sofa or chair is from our range - why not leave
us a comment below?