Look Again: 8 of the Best Seriously Sexy Sofas

Some homes – or parts of the home – call out for a sofa that's less 'snuggle up with the family and pets', and more 'lounge around decadently with a Dirty Martini'. It's where more grown-up seating is required if you like; where you're less concerned with loose covers that can go in the wash, and more concerned with what style of drinks trolley will work best with it.

This eye-catching sofa edit is definitely in the latter camp.

We've rounded up the sofas that have caught our attention recently, be it because of the colour, shape and style, as much as the refined detailing and sumptuous upholstery.

There's beautiful buttoning, brushed brass trims and a rich colour combo with the boxy, teal blue, Maven from Amy Somerville. In stark contrast, it's totally curvalicious contours at Made.com and Love Your Home, with the elegant Kooper and 2LG's Tilda, both of which ooze femininity.

We loved the Fairmont at Barker and Stonehouse with its beautiful fluting, rich green velvet upholstery and Art Deco glamour at a high street price, while the stitched panels on the Loafer by Space Copenhagen, the Amédée at Lignet Roset and the Wandsworth at Swoon, all bring a smart tailored approach to lounging.

For all-out decadence – and for those not remotely concerned with spillages – the Parrot from Julian Chichester channels a luxuriously louche vibe that's totally in-tune with Gatsby-style gatherings.

 

Wandsworth two-seater in Agate Blue, £899, Swoon

Wandsworth two-seater in Agate Blue, £899, Swoon

Tradition has been modernised with slender arms and a boxy back.

Maven two-seater, £3,996 plus 6m of fabric, Amy Somerville

Maven two-seater, £3,996 plus 6m of fabric, Amy Somerville

Shown here upholstered in Smoking Room Velvet – Malachite with a buttoned back cushion, this sofa contrasts beautifully with its solid American black walnut base and trim of brushed brass banding.

Fairmont in Green, £825, Barker and Stonehouse

Fairmont in Green, £825, Barker and Stonehouse

With its scalloped details and a simple brass legs, this elegant piece will add Art Deco glamour to your home.

Parrot, £4,115, Julian Chichester

Parrot, £4,115, Julian Chichester

Made for lounging, this long sleek sofa is inspired by Vladimir Kagan.

Amédée in Pink, from £2,479, Ligne Roset

Amédée in Pink, from £2,479, Ligne Roset

This sofa and armchair combo is designed around a back support which is quilted and stitched just like the bucket seats of the finest Italian sports cars.

Tilda in Tobacco velvet, from £3,998, 2LG for Love Your Home

Tilda in Tobacco velvet, from £3,998, 2LG for Love Your Home

The classic curves on this sofa combine a touch of Italian passion with luxe British craftsmanship.

Kooper two-seater in Pine Green velvet, £499, Made.com

Kooper two-seater in Pine Green velvet, £499, Made.com

The curvaceous shape, soft pine green velvet, and smart brass legs make this a standout piece.

Kooper two-seater in Pine Green velvet, £499, Made.com

Kooper two-seater in Pine Green velvet, £499, Made.com

The curvaceous shape, soft pine green velvet, and smart brass legs make this a standout piece.

Loafer in Dandelion velvet, £3,415, Space Copenhagen for &tradition

Loafer in Dandelion velvet, £3,415, Space Copenhagen for &tradition

Designed by Space Copenhagen for &Tradition, the identical depth and seat height, and the subtle curves of this sofa give it a linear look and plush appearance.