Vintage style gets better as the years go on, ageing like a fine wine. It can add a characterful flourish to any room – and that’s why we’ve picked out some of our favourite vintage-style sofas from across the range. Why does vintage reign supreme? It’s effortlessly immune to the whims of trends and fashion, forever cool. It could be a wingback armchair in the living room or an American diner-style Smeg fridge in the kitchen – instantly, you have a timeless centrepiece.
Here are our favourite vintage-style sofas that could take your living room well into the future – by having a nod to the past.
1. The Liberte
A sumptuously sleek sofa, the Liberte is stylish and eye-catching.
Handcrafted and finished in soft, Italian velvet, this elegant sofa is wrapped in blissful luxury. Its majestically tall wingback and low arms give it a look that wouldn’t look out of place in a Jane Austen novel – you can quite easily imagine Pride and Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennet reading the afternoon away.
This is the kind of sofa that could be ideal for a large and classic living room with a renaissance edge, especially when finished in the gorgeously creamy Matina Ivory Mix.
2. The Persia
The perfect combination of comfort, luxury and sophistication, the Persia is a breathtaking statement sofa.
With large, cushioned butterfly arms, this sofa is discreet and grand all at once. Expertly handcrafted, the detailed studding and elegant, hand-turned wooden feet give the Persia a vintage feel.
If you’re keen to keep up with the latest trends, the Tobacco leather finish on the Persia would go superbly in a living room with splashes of Dulux’s colour of the year – spiced honey.
3. The Bronco
The Bronco has a vintage edge with a twist. Or should that be a curve?
This is the kind of sofa that commands a central position in a room that can live up to its grand presence. Place it in the middle of your large living room and make it your main focal point – after all, the TV doesn’t always have to take centre stage.
The Bronco comes in a variety of leathers and colours, each one giving off its own vintage vibe.
4. The Stamford
The Stamford range oozes sophistication. It’s got that timeless Chesterfield design, where the low back flows round into the arms. The Stamford’s real allure is in its handcrafted detail. It starts with those hand-turned wooden feet, rising through the hand-nailed studs on the end of the arms, and – across the back and arms – that button-finished diamond tufting.
The Chesterfield style is popular for a reason – it looks just as at home in a light and breezy living room as it does in a wood-panelled drawing room. This range comes in both fabric and leather options in a rainbow of colours. Even if your sofa is the only vintage piece you plan to include in your living room, you can still find one that fits your colour scheme.
5. The Evangeline
The fabric Evangeline is plush and gorgeous. It looks instantly indulgent, with large scatter cushions running along the back – but sit down and you’ll discover why this range is perfect for a room where extreme comfort is the priority.
The tall back runs into equally tall arms, which are just the right height for resting against – elegantly, of course, enjoying this beautiful piece of furniture in all its glory.
Let your new vintage theme take over entirely by including the Evangeline swivel chair or designer footstool.
6. The Perle
Some sofas are made to be simple and discreet – not the Perle.
Introduced in 2019, the velvet-finished, handcrafted Perle makes for a wonderful statement piece in a home with colourful character. Aside from its opulent jewel tones, this gently curvaceous sofa stands out with its beautiful, sweeping back.
Looking like something you’d find on the film set of the Moulin Rouge, the Perle is a sofa for a home that centres around retro chic.