Friday, May 20, 2016

The Salon...

Last month the leather couches for the salon arrived. We chose some traditional deeply buttoned Chesterfield styled couches, with two matching chairs. After a few iterations, we settled upon a configuration which splits the long salon into two smaller spaces suitable for conversation...

The area is split in two by a Boulle cabinet with a lovely Lalique lamp on it, which we leave on most of the day for effect, and at night it makes a lovely 'night light'.

At the moment the space is still a little less cosy than desired, so we plan to add area rugs under the two coffee tables, which will help to absorb some of the echo, and some parlour palms.

Examples of area rugs and parlour palms used to good effect...

We also have our French Boulle clock in the corner nearest the music room...

I am sure this won't be the last time we rearrange the furniture in the salon, but I think need to live with it as it is for a little while before we change it again. Maybe we will try the couches at either end with the chairs and tables in between...

What do you think?


  1. The leather Chesterfields are stunning... they give the room a serious, literate men's club type atmosphere. Even better, the full length windows let the natural light stream in.

    1. Thanks Hels, yes I quite like the gentleman's club ambiance.

  2. Hello lord Cowell,
    I love chesterfield sofas! They look perfect in the space. I quite like the layout in the pictures. It creates 2 cosier sitting areas and it all looks very grand!
    Big hug

  3. I am now just catching up with your recent posts and I see you've made terrific progress with WBP.

    I agree with Hels' comment above, the sofas give the room a men's club atmosphere which I've always secretly adored. Havens of manly sophistication.

    1. As with many of the gentlemen's clubs these days, ladies are admitted :-)

  4. The Chesterfields are great but the chairs might be too big/too matching? The palms will be great, and soften the space up a bit.


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