After a hard day at work all you can think about it is coming home and relaxing with your feet up, and what better place to do it on than on a classic piece of French furniture, the chaise longue? Popular in France since the 18th century, chaise longue literally means “long chair”, an armchair with an extended seat, long enough to stretch out your legs.
French furniture is guaranteed to add a touch of elegance and class to any room, as it transforms the ordinary into an evocative vision of style and history. The chaise longue is quintessentially French and as such is often made from luxurious materials such as gilded carved mahogany and covered in silk or velvet. But perhaps you might not want such extravagance in your home and would prefer a simpler, more neutral look with natural calico or linen.
This next piece is not strictly a chaise longue but rather a day bed as it has two ends! However, we couldn’t resist adding it here as the Classical White Princess Day Bed is absolutely one of our all-time favourite pieces of French furniture here at Sweetpea & Willow – it really does epitomise everything we stand for – style, elegance, restraint, delicacy and beauty. That’s a lot to ask of one piece of furniture but this one certainly delivers it all!
The classic chaise longue has also been modernised and waterproofed for use outdoors in the garden or around a swimming pool, if you are lucky enough to have one. It’s certainly a step up from a standard sun lounger! After all, there’s no reason your garden should have to suffer in the style stakes!