What is it about small versions of big things being so much more pleasing? I don’t know, but when this new children’s sofa, armchair and footstool collection from sofa.com arrived in my Inbox I was in love. It’s adorable. Everything from the midcentury styling to the bright, fresh fabrics. And the buttoning! Got to love some buttoning.
I would be buying this collection straight away if we had room – but we need to get our house extension sorted first. However, it’s certainly got me wondering if we could squeeze the armchair into our living room… watch this space!
The start of a planned wider collection for children, the first pieces in the range include Alfie, an armchair and two-seater sofa, as well as Elsie, a miniature footstool. The company have adhered to all the relevant children’s safety standards while creating something just as comfortable and stylish as their designs for adults. Tapered legs and sharp angles have been rounded and softened to create a more child-friendly shape.
Best of all, the choice of upholstery is absolutely lovely. The Citrus and Candyfloss colourways are available as a brushed linen cotton or as two simple patterns – ‘Huckleberry Stripe’ and ‘Noughts and Crosses’. Award-winning designer, Sian Zeng (whose wallpapers I have been in love with for ages), has also designed two whimsical printed fabrics exclusive to sofa.com – ‘Woodlands’ and ‘Dinosaurs’ – to spark imagination and bring a playful element to the collection.
Prices are reasonable too. Check out the whole collection on the sofa.com website.