At the end of last year, I shared some of my favourite furniture pieces from the latest BoConcept collection. With a focus on soft, organic designs for creating a home sanctuary, one standout design for me was the Modena sofa. A few weeks ago this stunning piece moved into our main living area, along with the Bermuda footstool, and it’s been like a breath of fresh air!
Refined and elegant, the contemporary lines of the Modena sofa are softened by curved edges, a deliberate decision by designer Morten Georgsen, and one that has resulted in a beautiful visual comfort. The organic expression continues with soft pull-in stitch details, ample seat thickness and the curve of Modena’s refined arm and sloping backrest. Both the sofa and footstool beautifully complement our existing Danish-designed pieces, including our BoConcept Carlton leather sofa, while at the same time injecting a fresh feel to the space.
For a seamless transition, we chose to stick with a three-seater design for our living space, but in keeping with BoConcept’s customisation design ethos, each Modena can comprise any of 18 modules. Along with a choice of 120+ fabrics and leathers, these options provide endless ways to personalise according to lifestyle and space.
When it came to choosing fabric, it was an easy choice. I had been eyeing up the BoConcept Lazio fabric for some time. A beautiful textural bouclé fabric, it goes hand in hand with the sofa’s elegant aesthetic, bringing a warm tactility to the minimalist design. I tested out a few different colours in our space – beige, white and light green. While I loved the beige, it is a very grey-beige, similar to our previous sofa. Wanting a change, I decided on white, which is a lovely warm, slightly off-white colour.
I’m sure some of you will be thinking that’s a brave choice with kids, but they are getting older now and always eat meals at the kitchen island or dining table. I also swear by MicroSeal, which I booked in on the day of the sofa’s arrival, providing permanent protection against stains and sun-fading.
Still not ready to let go of the greige completely, I chose to upholster our Bermuda footstool in the beige Lazio, and the two pieces make a gorgeous pairing. The ottoman provides a great place to put our feet up, and can even be used as a casual seat or coffee table.
As is customary whenever a new piece of furniture arrives, I end up doing a lot of rearranging. I also have a dark wood coffee table being custom made and planned on changing the artworks around when it gets here, but I decided not to wait. I felt that the wall above the new sofa needed more depth and contrast to balance out the white, and I love how it’s turned out.
If you’ve been following TDC for some time, you will have seen several BoConcept updates over the years, and the reason I keep going back is that their sofas and customer service are exceptional. There is always a design that resonates strongly and really speaks to what I am looking for at the time. They not only look beautiful and enhance our living space aesthetically but they are also designed with the utmost comfort in mind and always deliver years of enjoyment.
Styling and photography by Michelle Halford – Studio TDC
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