Settee love

/Settee love

Settee love

I am looking for inspiration to upholster an 18thC. Italian settee and came across some beautiful images of French and Italian upholstered settees, most of them embellished with cushions.

Whether upholstered in damask, velvet, linen or cotton, all can be beautiful, depending on the style of the room where it has to be brought in.


Image source Garnier Antiques


Image source Instagram page Gerda Schelfhout


Image source  Instagram page Moissonnier


Image source Pinterest


Image source House & Garden


Image source Instagram page mag.gieshep.herd


Image source Instagram page Peter Straetemans


Image source Pinterest


Image source via Google


Image source Pinterest


Image source Pinterest

This is the 18th C. Italian settee I want to see upholstered. I am still doubting about having it upholstered in an Italian velvet or in an Italian damask.

Italian settee (1)

Love the carving details and the original patina.

Italian settee (2)


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By |2018-07-11T10:54:14+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |6 Comments


  1. ourfrenchoasis Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:01 AM - Reply

    It is absolutely stunning. I am not usually a lover of velvet, but in this case I think I would use velvet, I really think the simple lines would be accentuated with the luxurious feel of a thicker fabric.

  2. franki Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    An accent piece SHOULD BE purple!! 🙂 SO PRETTY!!! franki

  3. Mary Crozier Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    Greet, I loved your post about settees. I am beginning a blog (hoping to launch very shortly) and I just completed a draft post on one that I found at an antique fair and had reupholstered. What I love about mine is that the seat curves in and out-the perfect solution for those with shorter (or longer) legs. Settees are such elegant pieces of furniture and I so enjoyed all the different styles you shared today.

  4. Penelope Bianchi Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:15 PM - Reply

    That settee is screaming for Fortuny!! It has the same lovely patina! Just my opinion!!!

  5. michele@hellolovely Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:57 AM - Reply

    i love this collection, greet. something about the color of the Schelfhout settee charms me. i think these pieces are so underrated! peace.

  6. Patricia Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 11:03 AM - Reply

    I love the first one! But I’d love velvet too… I have a beautiful chair in a similar style in yellow velvet. It seems like a strange colour but it really works!

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