Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sofa, Couch, Chesterfield, Divan, Davenport...

Depending on where you grew up and what era it was, you probably use one of these names in the title for the larger piece of furniture you sit (or lie) on.   I grew up saying *couch,* but now say  *sofa* because it seems....I don't know....less harsh-sounding and more hip, modern and chic. 
I've been casually looking for the perfect sofa.  I'm not trying to impress anyone, nor make a statement...I just want COMFORTABLE, but cottage-stylish.   It's nice to have friends help keep an eye out for you too.  Mary found a simple casual sofa.....


Fran found formal....very formal....






Suzie found a seriously silly sofa that lights up....why it does? We don't know.
















Then Willow found the organic...as in cork. Call me *old fashioned* but I like a BACK on my couch sofa.















Megan even found a METAL torture device....divan.
Friends, I sooo appreciate your help, but I just want something like this......
 
Uh....Kitty, it looks VERY comfy, but to have to lint-brush myself after sitting on my davenport sofa...and I don't have a cat? No.
 
Doxie, thanks, but a little too high-stylized for me.   HELP!

23 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

It will always be "sofa" and "couch" for me.

Love the pics, especially the one that lights up and the metal one They look great as an art piece but wouldn't want to sit on one!

The first sofa would be my choice especially with the footstool.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
I am of no help to you today, as on my sofa there are TWO dogs and the lint roller in my hand! Uggg!!!
Have a good one, dear one :)
xo
Robin

sissie said...

I'm with you on the soft and cushy white sofas that you can just plop down on and feel so comfortable.

hugs
Sissie

Allie and Pattie said...

LOL Your "friends" are a hoot. There are some nice ones here, though a bit pricey
http://www.notooshabby.com/index.htm

xoxo Pattie

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Yup, couch most of the time unless I'm talking to someone who is more refined and might not understand . . . then it's sofa!

Flick, said...

We pretty much say 'couch' too, but you are so right.. sofa sounds so much more refined!!
It is so hard to find 'the one' isn't it? An important decision for sure... your behind will spend a fair bit of time there...
:) Flick

Mari's Cakes said...

Hola Janean,

The first sofa is perfectly fine for me!

Have a blessed day!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Aussie here so I pretty mich admit to using the bogan term "lounge".

And if aint sqishy under my tushie it aint a sofa...

Frau said...

Sophie would love the last one! Have a wonderful week.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

It's a sofa for me! Tho I DO remember using davenport when I was younger!
How's about the purse/pocketbook dilemma???

It's me said...

Eh...i will the first one......and Iris and Trevor will both the last one.......they are amazing !!!! how are you my dear Janean????? enjoy the summer !!! love Ria...

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean! My Grandparents and Mom were English and so it was a Chesterfield in the living room but on the veranda it was a davenport. Not sure why. I LOVE the sofa you like with the slip cover...the shape even under the cover is clasic. I also like the first one but the backs a tad bit low for me. Looks like a comfy seat though. Good luck finding your perfect 'sofa'...enjoy the hunt! Maura :)

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

We speak the same language and share the same style. I wish you luck on your quest for the best suited sofa for your home!

Your Friend,

Deborah

Rita said...

I love a nice comfy sofa/couch that you can curl up on and read a good boook. Have fun finding one!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had fun choosing sofas for our house in Florida...we bought 2 red sofas and they always make me happy! I love something comfortable..above all! ♥

Karen said...

I always say couch. I love the comfy ones. And one where I won't mind my big fluffy dog snuggling up next to me on his towel.

Deb said...

I say couch...my Nana called it the Devan...I had forgot all about that till I read your post...

Pondside said...

Always a chesterfield in our house - still is!

Dolores said...

What an array of different type of sofas....
I like the white comfy looking one, but in a different color.... our dog thinks the sofa is hers.... well actually it is.

Laurie said...

Very cute! Don't you think the light up one just screams cottage:0)

Good luck in your search, can't wait to see what you end up with...

Technodoll said...

Yep, sofa it is for us too... hard to be a sofa potato :-D

How about this one??

http://www.harvestmoon.co.uk/images/tetrad/tet-eastwd2-sf-600.jpg

oooo this one! :-D

http://www.janniefunster.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Best_Looking_Man.jpeg

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Great post! I love YOUR choice, good luck with your search!

Best wishes,
Tammy

johney said...

The first sofa would be my choice And second one looking like king chair model. Really Ur Choice is good.

Thanks For Sharing..

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