Nothing says luxury quite like sitting on a white linen sofa, cocktail in hand, looking out onto the ocean.
That description evokes memories of Mediterranean holidays or Bond movies for me, and while it may not be the most practical way to decorate - and you might want to reconsider that red berry cocktail - there is no denying that white sofas create a timeless statement of classic decadence and resort-style living.
White and natural linen sofas are back on trend this year, and they compliment minimalist, French, Coastal, Hamptons, and Plantation-style interiors. They celebrate the decadence of the past with the sustainability of the future. In choosing linen as a raw material, you are working with the environment to return to a simpler way of living without compromising the wow factor. No other natural material represents the juxtaposition of elegance and natural beauty better. Linen creates a lifestyle that most buyers can only dream about, which makes it the perfect choice to style your home.
White sofas are not for everyone - ahem, young families and pet-lovers - but since when has good style ever been practical? Fortunately, however, many linen-look fabrics recommended for upholstery are made from a blend of fibres that make them much more durable and stain-resistant. Some sofas even come with slip-on covers for ease of cleaning.
So, go on. Life's too short to fret about sticky fingers and wet paw prints. Sneak one of these yummy sofas into your bedroom or that space in your home dedicated to you to discover the true meaning of relaxation. These are five of my favourites in the shops right now:
Interiors Online Singita Sofa with slip covers. $3499
2. Temple & Webster Stone Cumulus 3 Seater Sofa with slip covers. $1999
3. Early Settler 3 Seater Slouch Sofa $3498
4. Papaya Grey Hudson Modular Sofa - $995 - $2496
Freedom Brighton Roll 3 Seater Sofa $1999
Image 1: Found on Pinterest from paulinaarcklin@halemercantileco