Last month, I spotted a beautiful settee in an antique store in Atlanta. As much as I loved it, I could not think of a place where it would work in my home. In cases such as these it is helpful to turn to my inspiration file, to see how the 'pros' place settees in the homes that they design.
This is one of my favorite pictures. It is interesting to me that so many of my favorite pictures have settees in them! This is a very large entryway, part of a very large home.
A beautiful Swedish settee, paired with rich colors. From the Thibaut website.
Here is a settee in a dining room, which seems like an unusual choice but actually looks beautiful. This dining room has a round table, but I can see how a settee would be very useful in a dining room with a rectangular table; you can put in a leaf, then pull up the settee for more seating! Interior design by Suzanne Kasler.
This is one of my all time favorite images, and it has graced my blog several times. Believe it or not, the settee is in the dining room. The entire room is not pictured, but it is noted that the settee and antique botanical prints are on the only blank wall of the dining room. Interior design by Liz Williams, picture from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.