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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The World of Settees

I was perusing a House Beautiful magazine (link) and happened upon an article entitled "The World of Settees".
The versatile, streamlined settee can go where the more substantial sofa cannot - a narrow hallway, a living room nook, in place of a banquette at a dining table. 
I would add:
  • end of a bed
  • office 
  • sunroom 
  • in front of a fireplace
The article includes photos of about two dozen settees demonstrating multiple shapes, sizes, designs, fabric treatments and decorating styles. The largest width was 72" but most were quite a bit smaller.

I love settees and do include them in my Wydeven Design collections. My rule of thumb about acquiring pieces is that they must fit into my trusty minivan (Honda Odyssey) and settees do fit the bill (while sofas do not). In putting together this article, I looked at settees that are (mostly) currently available and was quite surprised that I had so many - and now do better understand why my storage capacity is stretched to the limit.

Here are some of the nice pieces - quite a variety!

This lovely shade of blue would work in most of my house! 
This is the most "modern" of the settees but would really work anywhere.
I am a sucker for silk - even though it does require some care in placement (away from direct light and potential exposure to water). This one is so lovely! 
This one is going to Auburn, AL - wish I had a dozen of these! The companion bergere chairs found a home in NYC.
I do not often have a pair of settees and these are as nice as can be. Their lower profile would work well in many settings.
I just love this sweet piece!
This nicely sized settee is just out in time for a Spring debut! 
My European Linen Collection settees never last long - I have another one ready to be listed. These are all in new homes. 
One of my favorites! This one is already in a new home in California!
Well, I continue to acquire settees - have two more "in production". They work well in so many settings!

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