Fact. Nothing says luxury quite like basking on a white linen sofa, cocktail in hand, while being fanned by the ocean breeze.
Perhaps, the look evokes memories of Mediterranean or Caribbean holidays, Bond movies or resort-style living?
For 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 natural sofas create a timeless statement of classic decadence and relaxed living.
White and natural linen sofas are back on trend this year, and they compliment minimalist, French, coastal, Hamptons and plantation-style interiors by celebrating the decadence of the past with the sustainability of the future. Choosing linen as a raw material is the perfect way to work with the environment and return to a more simple way of living, without compromising on the wow factor. There is no other natural material that represents the juxtaposition of elegance and natural beauty better and linen creates a lifestyle that most buyers can only dream of - hence, it is the perfect choice for a styled home.
Obviously, white sofas are not for everyone - ahem, young families and pet-lovers - but since when has good style ever truly considered practicality? Added to which, most linen-look fabrics used for upholstery are made from a blend of fibres which make them more durable and stain-resistant. Alternatively, many come with loose or slip-on covers for ease of cleaning.
But don't fret if you can't get past the fear factor of sticky fingers and paw prints in your living area. Instead, sneak one of these yummy sofas into your bedroom or that private space of your home dedicated to "me-time".
Nothing says more about your coolness and style, so if you're searching for the perfect linen-look sofa, look no further. Here are five of my favourites in the shops right now:
Interiors Online Singita Sofa with slip covers. $3499