Fully custom sofas with over 20,000 upholstery fabrics to choose from. And just wait until you see the turnaround times…
This year has brought a lot of changes. And all the extra time at home prompted a surge of home improvement projects, from small DIYs to full remodels. Not only is everyone longing for a fresh view at home, but many are finding they have some savings to reallocate this year (since vacations and other experiences are off the table for the foreseeable future).
So it feels like perfect timing to announce KOVI’s brand new line of custom upholstery furniture! From custom sofas and sectionals to ottomans and headboards, we’ve got the style, price point, and look you want for your home.
And today, we’re showing off a few of our favorite Chesterfield sofa options.
What is a Chesterfield Sofa?
For over 300 years, these classic rolled arm sofas have been popular in homes and commercial spaces throughout the world. In fact, the word ‘Chesterfield’ is still synonymous with ‘sofa’ in some places.
But if you’re talking about the classic silhouette, there are some common traits of a Chesterfield sofa₁:
- A true Chesterfield is long and low, featuring rolled arms the same height as the back of the couch.
- Chesterfield sofas are often upholstered in rich, brown leathers.
- No loose cushions here! The silhouette is known for its tight back and fixed bench seat.
- Button tufting is common on the arms and back, and sometimes on the seat as well.
- Chesterfields commonly feature decorative elements like brass nailhead trim along the arms and bottom edge.
In recent years, these classic sofas have been upgraded with modern touches — like upholstered in buttery velvets or jewel tones with many featuring higher rounded legs or casters. But the basic silhouette of a Chesterfield sofa remains iconic.
KOVI Fabrics’ Custom Chesterfield Sofa Collection
Our design team has created a line of fully-customizable Chesterfield sofas at KOVI. With the option to select from over 20,000 fabric and 500+ leather options, plus nearly a dozen leg finishes to choose from, you can create your own version of this classic design icon.
And, our custom furniture timelines are insanely fast at just 4-6 weeks start to finish — including in-home, white glove delivery.
The only problem you’ll have is how to choose the perfect one! Here are a few of our favorite custom Chesterfield sofas…
The Wentworth Chesterfield Sofa
A true classic, the Wentworth Chesterfield sofa pairs well with a peaty scotch and a good cigar. This silhouette evokes a bygone era, yet is perfectly at home in more modern interiors. Featuring a maple frame and 8-way hand-tied seat springs, the Wentworth is built to stand the test of time and become a beloved heirloom. Thoughtful details like double nailhead trim and turned wood legs make this rolled arm sofa truly special.
The classic frame would shine in any one of KOVI’s 500+ leather options. Or, go unconventional in rich velvet or suede. Learn more about the Wentworth.
The Upton Chesterfield Sofa
A softer take on the classic, the Upton Chesterfield sofa has a bit of softness about her. Trading traditional nailhead accents for modern touches like a streamlined diamond-tufted seat and back, she’s the best of both worlds: clean lines with a hint of history.
Equally at home in a bedroom reading nook or as a pair flanking the fireplace, the Upton offers the versatility you need. Supportive enough for more formal seating, yet deep enough for sinking in with a good book, this silhouette can do it all.
Tailored and refined, the Upton Chesterfield sofa would look great upholstered in soft linens and creamy neutrals. Or let her steal the show in a bold coral or teal chenille. Learn more about the Upton.
The Eliot Chaise Lounge Chair
While the Eliot Chaise doesn’t technically meet all the requirements of a true Chesterfield, this oversized chaise has the same familiar all-over button tufting and turned legs of the classic. Plus, the lower arm height provides a perfect elbow perch that every beloved reading chair requires.
Roomy enough for two, it’s great for snuggling up with a pet or partner. Or, use the extra room to sprawl out in your new favorite relaxing spot. Either way, the Eliot brings both comfort and sophistication to any space.
With snuggly velvets and woven upholstery fabric in a range of colors, KOVI’s line of Crypton fabrics provide extra durability, stain-resistance, and odor-protection (should your pet select the Eliot as his new favorite napping spot). Learn more about the Eliot.
The York Double Sofa
Divide and conquer. Got a long room that’s tricky to furnish? With its back-to-back design, The York Double sofa breaks up a large space into two more intimate seating areas. It’s great for maximizing space while keeping sightlines open.
The perfect Chesterfield sofa for open concept floor plans and hospitality spaces, this double sofa has plenty of room for everyone. Upholster in rich, brown leather for a true showstopper. Or opt for a punch of color in KOVI’s many contract-grade velvets and chenilles.
Design Your Own Custom Chesterfield Sofa
Ready to make one yours? KOVI is making it easy to get custom upholstery fast. With unbelievable 4-6 week turnaround times — including white glove delivery — you won’t have to wait long to transform your space.
Our custom furniture is all hand-made right here in the USA by expert makers in North Carolina. To find the right upholstery fabric for your home, order samples from over 20,000 options at KOVI.com. Once you’ve selected your fabric or leather and leg finish, your fabric sample deposit is credited toward your custom sofa purchase.
Then, when your piece is finished, we’ll set up white-glove, contactless delivery across the U.S. to get your furniture settled in exactly where you want it.
Start shopping today! Your brand new custom Chesterfield sofa is less than 2 months away…