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The Elegant Sofa

Custom made upholstery is one of those luxuries I encourage (i.e. require!) my clients to spend money on. The right upholstery helps to set the style and scale of a room, while providing the important sensual elements of tactility and comfort. Founded in 1938, A. Schneller Sons Inc. has produced upholstered furniture and draperies for such legendary designers as Elsie de Wolfe, Sister Parish, and Albert Hadley – naturally I turn to the artisans at A. Schneller as well, when only the best will do!

I am seated here on a Schneller “Hi Lo” sofa – an unusual sofa with a high arm at one end that descends to a low arm at the other end. The gently curving design of this piece makes it the perfect sofa for a corner or fireplace. I am wearing a dust pale blue suede motorcycle jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser yellow cotton with contrast white collar and cuff shirt, Seamen Schepps silver pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, Gucci mini hounds tooth wool pants, Hermes blue leather belt, and Yves Saint Laurent black leather “Windsor” loafers.

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