What Chesterfields Mean to Me, By Kimberly at KCL-IDESIGN

03rd March 2014

Our ‘What Chesterfields Mean to Me’ series remains popular here on our blog, with everyone from Halifax-based sofa fan Jenny, to blogger Cathie sharing their light-hearted tales of Chesterfield adoration.

To continue the series, here on the Distinctive Chesterfields blog today, South Carolina-based interior designer Kimberly from the site KCL -IDESIGN tells all about why she loves the recognisable style of furniture.

With a passion for making homes look fabulous, Kimberly has ‘tons of unconditional love for the fabulous world of interior design’.


Back in 2011, Kimberly decided to take her love for interior design to the next level and make it a brand. She established her own interior design company, which represents her deep love for design.

She’s a huge fan of Chesterfield furniture, and compares her  perfect couch with Scottish actor Sean Connery! Read on…

First, I must start this post off by stating that it is a known fact that the number of sofas that have been designed are countless and there will continue to be a countless number of sofas being designed even as I’m writing this post. But, will there ever be a sofa that can wear the crown of being one-of-a-kind?


Will there ever be a sofa that is considered, as the commercials would say – ‘priceless?’ Will there ever be a sofa that can be placed in any interior space and is the definite wow factor? Definitely not! The Chesterfield sofa is just what the phrase one-of-a-kind means. Unique! It’s that piece of furniture that will always be around.

Every time I open a design magazine, searching for furnishings, or just reading a post featuring this unique sofa, I want to scream! That scream is always of joy and happiness. Each time I think I have actually found the Chesterfield sofa that is definitely the one for me, I see another one that steals my heart for the moment.

Then I am back to being overly excited! The reason I get so excited is because I’m getting very close to re-designing my living room and there will definitely be a Chesterfield sofa taking center stage. For the time being, I want to admire just how beautiful one sofa can be regardless of what style is surrounding it.

“Each time I think I have actually found the Chesterfield sofa that is definitely the one for me, I see another one that steals my heart”


There are so many words that come to mind when I see or hear the words Chesterfield sofa. The so-fabulous words like; unique, luxurious, grand, that old fashioned style, beauteous, classic, cozy, comfortable, glamorous, stylish, timeless, distinctive, chic, vintage, sleek, and pure sophistication.

I can’t forget about the strong frame, strong rolled arms, and a body that’s tufted to perfection. The Chesterfield sofa is definitely wearing all of its stylish characteristics very well. I call it the truest body builder of all sofas. The frame is designed to perfection. I compare it to the actor, Sean Connery. The older he gets the more distinguished he looks and the same goes to this so loved sofa. I am so obsessed and crazy in love with every ounce of this unique piece of furniture.

“I compare the Chesterfield sofa to the actor, Sean Connery. The older he gets the more distinguished he looks and the same goes to this so loved sofa. “


As an interior designer I have always admired strong and dominant furniture. What’s so amazing about this sofa is whether wanting dominant or moving toward the softer side, this can easily be achieved. When choosing the perfect Chesterfield sofa to house in a certain space, finding the perfect fabric shouldn’t be hard to find. From dark chocolate, powerful pink, lavish leather, or something in between, there is a ton of fabric to choose from.

How about this handsome (genuine) leather Chesterfield sofa that’s giving off a masculine vibe (below)? Love it! I figure no matter which Chesterfield sofa I end up with, it will be wearing lavish intricate details and boasting classic character. Regardless of how many Chesterfield sofas are designed, they will always be in a class by themselves. They can also be found in sectionals as well.


With that being said, there is only one sofa that wears the crown and receives a standing ovation. That crown and standing ovation goes to the Chesterfield sofa for being beauteous, classic and definitely unique.

Thanks very much to the lovely Kimberly for sharing this post, we love it! Do you have a Chesterfield story, like Kimberly? Why not share it with us in our ‘What Chesterfields Mean to Me’ series? Simply get in touch with Lauren at lauren@comfysofa.co.uk

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