While some people refer to sofas simply as Chesterfields, the term usually refers to a sofa marked by upright, curving armrests and tufting. And while I'm not necessarily a fan of leather sofas, when leather is used on a classic Chesterfield shape, I have no complaints. Chesterfields are imbued with an antiquated elegance, even when their shape is updated by more modern designers.
I love the look of this Chocolate Brown Chesterfield Sofa ($1,300) from Maisons du Monde, which is outfitted in cotton velvet that's been treated with Teflon to minimize stains. It just looks so plush and perfect for falling into after a long day's work.
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