Living Room Product

Habitat sofas – a design blogger’s pick of the new Spring/Summer season collection 2015.

Habitat-Sidney-corner-sofa-on-Little-Big-BellDo you remember the first sofa you ever owned?

For me, it’s the fond, vivid memory of my bright blue 2 seater from Habitat.

The sofa was not the only piece I owned from there, as over time, a collection grew.

I remember how I used to anticipate the release of Habitat’s seasonal catalogue, it was then my trend bible.

So, it was with pleasure when Habitat asked me if I would review their new season’s sofas 2015. I have picked four of my favourites.

The L shaped corner sofa above is called Sydney. I’m loving its understated elegance with clean, smooth edges and seat paddings that come in continuous pieces.

Great when placed together to make a guest bed or for snuggling up during family movie nights.

The pretty rug is called Manami, a perfect Spring update.

Habitat-cushions-2015-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog A scatter of these cushions on the Sydney sofa would be the perfect icing on the cake.

Habitat-Kane-sofa-SS-2015-Little-Big-Bell-blogIf this Kane armchair was a gentleman’s suit, I would say it’s very Saville Row, compact and perfectly tailored.

Habitat-vases-SS15lifestyleBoth of the sofas I have chosen so far are of a neutral palette, but you can get them upholstered in a variety of fabrics and colours. Otherwise, brighten up with ceramics, of citrus hues, displayed in a nearby shelf.Habitat-CHESTERVINCE_SS15lifestyleThe trend for mid-century modern has never really waned, in fact it is coming back in a big way.

I can still clearly remember the bidding wars on ebay for a Borge Mogensen leather sofa. I never really succeeded.

So, it was with excitement when I spotted this deep tan Chester leather sofa. Sure to become a classic itself, as the leather ages. It looks perfect set against that pale mint wall.Habitat-sofa-Spring-Summer-2015-on-Little-Big-BellFor a bachelor wanting to project a debonair feel, how about this look? ( saying this with 2 winks!). The sculptural copper table lamp oozes charm as it is set against the sheen of this sleek black Hyde sofa.

So that concludes my choices. Is there one that you really love or want? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Wishing you all a great start to your week.

(A collaborative post with Habitat UK, all opinions are my own, images are courtesy of Habitat).


  1. Yes, I do remember, I still own them – 2 3 seaters from Habitat, bought in 1998. Yes, we still had Habitat in Portugal and maybe they need to be replaced but they’re just to comfortable. 🙂

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Ana, I know what you mean about the sofas being so comfortable. Was so sad to part with my first one.

  2. Hi Geraldine. My first sofa was a second hand bright blue two-seater but I was SO happy to own a sofa. I remember dreaming of a Habitat sofa when I was living in France all of those years ago, I’d always go in to that store and just… dream. Mel xx

    • littlebigbell

      I know what you mean about dreaming. I still do that in stores 😉 Lovely new site Mel! x

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