Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sofa, so bad


Rumour has it there's a sale on at DFS. Better hurry - these things don't last forever.

Now, I don't want to come across as a terrible snob, and it is all a question of taste, but have yhou ever seen a sofa in a DFS advert that you'd actually give house room to?

They come in all shapes and sizes, and I'm sure they're supremely comfortable, but come on - orange leather? Even Suzi Quatro would balk. It's like the Crossroads Motel lobby and bar area. Or Howards' Way.

You can take your pick from highly patterned bright red and pink creations, monochrome drabness, plop brown with turquoise piping and endless leatherette, velveteen or suedette monstrosities in mauve, Jimmy The Hoover orange, Biarritz, pistachio, Post-it or buttercream. All ghastly, all puffed up with those footrests that pop out if you make one false move, meaning you spill your Cinzano Bianco all over you, Joan Collins style. And they're still quite expensive for what they are.

But they must shift loads. I don't know anyone who's got one though. If you have a leather sofa, it's got to be dark brown or black. Never fuschia or lime. You'd go off it in a moment, surely? Any statement piece of furniture like that soon loses its appeal, unless it totally tasteful of course.

If you own one, then I don't mean to cause offence, but let's hope if you did it's sensible, practical and most importantly comfortable, and not an impulse buy you've grown to loathe because at the time you thought a faux leather banquette in Parma ham was just what would get you noticed.

9 comments:

Cocktails said...

My parents used to have a massive purple sofa in the 70s. It went very well with their bright orange and black dining suite. I still miss them...

Bright Ambassador said...

I had one, which was rather tasteful. Needless to say it didn't last very long. You get what you pay for.

Clair said...

My rather flash pal Linda has one. Cream leather with a swivel seat. Nuff said.

Beth said...

We've got two. We got the sensible 'oatmeal' version, but I really wish we'd chosed the lime green leather.

Beth said...

'chosen' even...

Dan W said...

Isn't this DFS advert the worst thing of all time?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKCMGGN1HFo

Bright Ambassador said...

Yes, it is.
http://moderngutnish.blogspot.com/search/label/DFS

Five-Centres said...

Just awful. I hoped I would never hear it again, and now. It's earworm.

BPP said...

SHIT! I've not had the Internet for two weeks and I'm horribly worried I've missed this DFS sale of which you speak.

Please, Mr. Centres, please tell me I'm not too late to take advantage of what I imagine is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

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