By Paislee Main. Ulphostery Design. Published at Sunday, May 06th, 2018 - 10:41:48 AM.
One of the leading sofa styles developed in London during this period was the Howard Sofa which departed from the rigid, formal Chesterfields of the time by using light modern fabrics and incorporating contemporary features to create a look that was immediately more comfortable, open and casual. Instantly popular with the British public from its inception, the Howard Sofa remains the UK's best-selling luxury sofa design and is widely used in a range of informal settings such as home living rooms and conservatories.
Furniture is an incredibly important component of a room's décor. In fact, many professional designers will tell you that you should decorate a room based on the colour and fabric of the main pieces of furniture in your room. But what if you are re-upholstering your furniture? Choosing patterns and styles can be a bit tricky, but by following a few basic rules, you'll find the perfect upholstery fabric to really highlight your personal style. So what should you consider? Obviously colour and style are important, but you will also want to think about the function of your room and qualities like fabric durability and other special considerations.
The first thing you are going to want to do when looking at upholstery fabrics is to know what the piece of furniture is going to be used for and who is going to use it. If you live in a family household with younger children and pets, then chances are they are going to use the piece of furniture, which means you're going to want to focus on the durability of the upholstery fabric and maybe choose a darker colour, which isn't going to stain easily.
In actual fact, London's upholsterers share a history with the tailors of Saville Row, whose technical expertise and guiding principles of discreet detail and fit were readily adopted by London Sofa designers in the 18th and 19th Century. Placing emphasis on attention to detail, upholsterers and tailors alike developed new techniques of sewing and stitching to accentuate the human form whether as a bespoke suit or a handcrafted sofa design.
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