4 Tailored elegance
Rich colours and textures can act as an aesthetically pleasing contrast to wattle and daub plaster walls, peeling stucco and aged cornicing. ‘Consider high-backed sofas with sweeping arms finished with pleat detailing,’ advises Laura Barnard, product manager at Arlo & Jacob. ‘Traditional studding adds a touch of elegance, while tapered wooden legs provide height with a modern twist. Plush cotton velvet is an ideal fabric choice which, combined with the refined shape of the Matilda sofa, elevates the overall look.’
Matilda large sofa in Uniform Easy Velvet, H89xw195xd87cm, £1,375, Arlo & Jacob.