The Melanie — a new sofa style on our floor!

Traditional and contemporary design cues merge to create a wonderful blend.

The Melanie is a great new sofa style on our floor.  It marries some fairly traditional styling ques with some very updated design ideas.  A deeply tufted back, English arms and turned wood legs nod to tradition.  The designers updated the look with a more contemporary two cushion seat, deeper and more comfortable depth and sleek, simple lines on the seat and base area.  This frame could work with many many looks.

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One of the fun things about custom furniture is playing with fabrics and styles in unexpected combinations.  Marlene selected a neutral textural linen for the body of the sofa.  Then she chose a faux embroidery fabric for the main pillows and edged them with a gorgeous soft fringe.  The extra lumbar pillow is done in real raw silk!  The three different fabrics play on the neutral color theme using textures to stand out.  This Melanie succeeds in surprising and delighting.  We love it!