Sofa series : entertaining space

Sofa series : entertaining space

This week, Stylist Sam shows you how to work Città's new sociable sofa, Eve, into a living space perfect for entertaining. With tips on how to pull the room together and position your furniture for balance and style. 


Eve sofa

If you regularly entertain, then a more formal or 'grown up' living room area is our recommendation. This layout will suit homes where the TV isn't the focus in the evening, and instead you're more likely to have friends over to share a platter and a glass on wine. (More on that here!

1. Sofa symmetry

Symmetrical sofas create a more formal look. In a smaller, cosy room a sofa against a wall creates a good visual anchor - but it should never be flush against it! Try pulling it out at least 5cm. 

2. Negative space

Negative space is good, it keeps space from looking too cluttered, so try to ensure the corners of your room are left open. 

3. Rug positioning

Although sofa symmetry is ideal, avoid centreing the rest of your furniture and accessories or things will start to feel stuffy. Here the Camelia Rug is positioned further to the right to anchor with the Walnut Compound Sideboard. 

4. Platter perches

When you're entertaining you need plenty of room for platters! Città's Linear Two Tier Coffee Table is the perfect centrepiece, with a lower level for tidying empty plates out of sight so you don't have to keep leaving the room. Position this to one side of the sofas - here I've lined up one edge with the centre cushion on the sofa, to keep things visually interesting. I've then added a Linear Grid Sofa Table so the people sitting further away have a place to rest their glass. 


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We love : plants + planters

We love : plants + planters

How to : create platter perfection

How to : create platter perfection