I believe almost every woman has dreamed of owning the quintessential white couch but kids, pets and daily life gets in the way of that vision. In the great movie, “Something’s Gotta Give” with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, the beautiful coastal white living spaces along with Diane’s white turtlenecks certainly helped to foster that dream.
In interior design history, white was a color reserved for the rich. Who else could afford to have housekeeping maintain the beauty of the proverbial white couch? Architectural Digest featured beautiful homes dressed in shades of white. Pages of interiors designed with voluminous white pillows by Michael Taylor adorned the journals. In the 70’s, Haitian cotton renditions of white and ivory nubby fabric flooded the market with an inexpensive way for the middle class to enjoy the look.
Then, along comes the slip-covered sofa to the rescue!
- White is washable and bleach-able!
- It goes with anything – and easy to accessorize.
- Is classic and enduring.
Rachel Ashwell really made a statement for white in the late 90’s with her iconic “Shabby Chic”. But not everyone wants the look of a slipcover and of course that’s why we created Chameleon Fine Furniture with Removable Upholstery! So you can have bright white with a tailored, upholstered look.
No other company to my knowledge does a camelback sofa with a slipcover that comes close to looking like upholstery. It’s hard to believe that this Jessica Sofa in Parliament White Matelassé is completely washable.
This year we’ve really expanded our fabric offerings in many shades of white from optic to ivory to snow. You’ll love the different textures of new matelassés, textured linen blends and even 100% polyesters that mimic the linen look. They wash easily and wear like iron.
Though not pure white we couldn’t help show our Chameleon Fine Furniture Rachel Swivel Rocker dressed in Sea Star Sand. The fabric was pre-laundered before sewing the cover. This makes it perfect for the nursery for which our customer bought the piece.
See our website for beautiful whites to warm up your winter!