What initially comes to mind when you consider the loveseat? While its size accommodates more limited spaces, the nostalgia associated with it may remind one of the romanticized lifestyle of the Victorian Age.
The loveseat originated as a wide chair in the seventeenth century to allow for the full dresses of the era. The first loveseats were not upholstered and the seats were made of wood. This oversized chair was transformed with luxurious style in the nineteenth century into the courting bench to provide seating for two people while offering couples the opportunity to sit more closely. These Love Seats were often designed with an s-shaped, curved back that provided privacy while creating a barrier for physical contact exemplifying the social ideology of the time.
The courting chair was prevalent in high society homes and royal courts throughout France, England, Australia and America while extending into other cultures as well. The French name for it was Tete-a-tete, which essentially translated into and allowed for face-to-face communication. Although these ornate settees were ideal for romantic interaction, they were also functional and decorative.
The loveseat has survived the test of time and adapted to changing social morals and lifestyles. The original function of practicality transformed into a romanticized notion that accommodated societal courting practices while reverting back to its purpose of functionality by becoming a decorative space-saver in modern homes. The home interior market offers a vast selection of loveseats in various woods and upholstery to define any style. Shown below are different styles of loveseats available through Zak’s Fine Furniture.
The Sloan group has the perfect loveseat that allows you to express your fresh, vibrant personality with artsy, eclectic style. A clean, contemporary shape and plush feel are just the beginning of this loveseat’s many attractions. It also shows off its fashion-forward edge with eye-catching scalloped track arms, cozy button tufting and a border with two sizes of nailhead stud. Portray individuality in your home through this fun piece of furniture.
The South Hampton loveseat offers relaxed comfort, easy elegance and classic style. This traditional settee is a lovely piece to update your home, especially in smaller spaces. It features a gorgeous tufted sleigh back, rolled arms and turned wooden legs. Show your appreciation for traditional furnishings while providing a comfortable environment through this collection.
The Savannah reclining loveseat provides casual comfort with an up-to-date style. Contemporary in design with plush, cushioned comfort, this reclining loveseat features smooth upholstery, rounded frame sides, sleek track arms and channeled back cushions. Your home will convey a modern freshness while offering a comfortable and inviting space in any room.
Sink into the contemporary elegance of the Berkeley loveseat. Two square cushions sit in the wood and upholstered framed base. The crisp, clean lines of the loveseat bring out the light contemporary style that flows throughout the collection. Your home will be a more cheerful place with the Berkeley collection in residence.
Chic and simple, the Sofia loveseat makes an incredible addition to your home. Its clever use of traditional lines and sweeping silhouettes makes it a desirable piece that captivates the eye. Those passionate about modern design find their inspiration in bold, imaginative styling that retains its authenticity and enduring appeal. Show that style and practicality can go hand-in-hand with the Mirage Sofia Loveseat.
Exquisite in style and quality, the Brooke loveseat offers luxurious comfort. English arms and turned feet on casters present transitional details and add a classic yet relaxed style. Add feminine elegance to your home with this piece from the Brooke collection.
Our knowledgeable team at Zak’s Fine Furnishings looks forward to helping you select the next piece of furniture to define your style at home. Stop by the showroom featuring quality brand names you have come to know and trust.