Hi, I’m Anna-Lisa. For the past 30 years, I have been writing and styling interior features for some of the UK’s most popular magazines – including Prima and Good Housekeeping. Most recently I was Editor-in-Chief for ‘Your Home’ and ‘HomeStyle’ magazines, where I was lucky enough to be one of the first to see all the hottest home interiors trends every season. Now I’m delighted to share my insider knowledge with you to help you find your perfect sofa this season.
Spring is in the air and, after being cooped up all winter, it’s the perfect time to rearrange your living space. Turn the focus away from the fireplace and move your furniture around to face the window or French doors to create a more open space. This means that, as lockdown eases, you can relax with your friends and family together again. A comfy new sofa is key for a successful sociable living space, so let me introduce you to my favourites from Sofology’s new Spring Arrivals range.
The Freesia: A country classic with a contemporary twist
Designed with traditional style in mind, the beautiful Freesia range fits perfectly with this spring’s Cottagecore trend. Handcrafted from a choice of either luxurious velvet or soft chenille fabric, finished with elegant scrolled arms and hand-turned wooden feet, it has all the contemporary country charm you could wish for – whether you live in Cumbria or Camberwell.
What I love about this range is its endless versatility. It comes in a range of beautiful fabric shades, from soft cream to on-trend blush, and you can easily switch up the look of the Freesia to suit your style, with optional, feather-filled block colour and floral velvet scatter cushions which are available to purchase as extras. What’s more, the seat cushions are reversible too, giving your sofa twice the life, so it stays looking fresh for longer – perfect if you have kids or pets. Available in a choice of sofa sizes, along with armchairs, snuggler seats and footstools, this versatile collection lets you create the perfect seating combination for rooms large or small.
in Freesia Chamonix Blush Mix
in Freesia Posy Peony Blush All Over
The Honeycomb: Make a beeline for this beauty
If you want to make a style statement this spring, then the stunning Honeycomb range will get you buzzing. Angular geometrics and Art Deco curves are currently big in interiors, and the Honeycomb sofa taps beautifully into both these trends with its curvaceous lines and hexagonal motifs. Luxurious and comfortable, it’s crafted from soft chenille fabric and finished with a striking honeycomb design that runs across the arms and around the back of the sofa.
Design aficionados will love the little touches that make this sofa stand out from the crowd. The glamorous gold legs and the reversible scatter cushions, which feature intricate geometric patterns on one side and block colour on the other, allow you to personalise the look of your sofa. Available in contemporary Graphite, glamorous Natural and Silver, or dramatic Anthracite, and in a range of sofa sizes, corner configurations, chairs and footstools, the Honeycomb will certainly make a show-stopping addition to your living room.
In Honeycomb Anthracite Mix
In Honeycomb Anthracite All Over
The Cartwright: A design that will tick your boxes
Perfectly pared-back, the Cartwright sofa range is ideal for those who love clean, unfussy lines and minimalist design. Its square, boxy shape makes a bold first impression, but look closer and you’ll discover intricate Oxford border details across the arms and cushions. What’s more, the seat cushions are finished with pintuck detail for an elegant finish.
What I Iove most about this sofa collection is the huge choice of modular options on offer, which means you can choose a shape and size that perfectly suits your home. This range comes with accent and snuggler chairs, as well as corner configurations if you want more room to stretch out.
When it comes to fabric choices, the Cartwright is available in durable microfibre, luxurious velvet or supple leather options, in opulent shades ranging from warm chocolate to bright teal. If you love a little luxury, then opt for the premium aniline leather, which shows the characteristics and soft, warm quality of the hide but needs a little extra care to stay looking great. No matter what size your space, with a range of sofa sizes, corner configurations, chairs and footstools on offer, you’re sure to find a Cartwright combination that’s just right for your home this spring.
In Cartwright Tote Teal All Over
In Cartwright Tote Teal All Over
The Osmore: The wingback with ‘the wow’ factor
If you thought wingback chairs were so last century, then think again. The strikingly stylish Osmore chair takes inspiration from contemporary design trends and brings the wingback bang up to date with an ultra-modern twist on the classic shape. Upholstered in luxurious velvet, this chair has a metallic base with a swivel function, making it ideal as a statement chair in your living room, or as a thinking chair for your home office.
Osmore Chair In Meg Velvet Navy
The Valente: Create two looks for the price of one
Lovers of modern loft-living style will love the sleek, low lines of the Valente collection. Upholstered in either soft, supple leather or cosy, durable microfibre fabric, it offers the perfect combination of cutting-edge design, practicality and comfort. Available with clever ratchet headrests, the Valente offers your neck extra support, perfect for those weekend Netflix binges.
The adjustable headrests also allow you to change the look of the sofa from a sleek low back or more traditional high back – giving you two looks in one. The sturdy black metal frame gives this sofa an industrial edge, while the high set leg design allows for more room under the sofa for cleaning, which makes it a winner in my book! Personalisation is a big trend in interiors this spring and this range offers plenty of scope to make it your own.
It’s available in leather all over, fabric all over or two unique options that offer a mix of the two that, when combined with the huge range of colours on offer, allows you to create the perfect design which will slot seamlessly into your home décor. Choose from a selection of corner configurations, sofa sizes, chairs and footstools to create a space you’ll love to come home to.