ISSUE 15  |  Spring Projects

10 Easy Pieces: Best Upholstered Outdoor Sofas

April 14, 2015 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Noticed lately: upholstered couches (plus chaises, sectionals, settees, lounge chairs) that look like living room furniture but are designed to be used outdoors. Here are our top 10 high/low picks, ranging in price from $650 to $8,000.

N.B. Most are available in several sizes and fabrics.

Above: The Altamura Sofa from Casamidy is designed for covered exterior spaces and has a tubular iron frame and cushions covered in waxed cotton; available in several sizes and configurations. Contact Casamidy for pricing.

Above: The Bliss Outdoor Sofa from West Elm has teak legs and an aluminum frame; the flanged cushions are covered in quick-dry Textilene fabric; $1,444 (down from $1,699).

Above: The Sundial Outdoor Sofa from Serena & Lily has an outdoor-grade birch frame and Sunbrella slipcover (available in bright white or navy); $3, 550.

Above: The Relax to the Max Four-Seat Outdoor Sofa in navy weather-resistant canvas is $3,030 from Dash & Albert (other sizes and colors available.)

Above: The Palm Sofa (several sizes available) from Room and Board is available in a range of Sunbrella canvas fabrics; $2,399.

Above: The Outdoor LC3 Two-Seater Sofa from Italian brand Cassina, designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand, is $7,935 from Design Within Reach (available in several colorways). The frame is made from brush-polished stainless steel and the cushions are made of self-draining polyurethane foam.

Above: UK antiquarian Timothy Oulton designed the Cloudtrack Sofa line for Restoration Hardware; the Cloud Outdoor Track Arm Three-Seat Sofa is $6,925 (down from $7,695) and is available in a range of weather-resistant Perennial linen-weave fabric options.

Above: The Casbah Love Seat from Italian design team for CB2 has powder-coated high-gloss white frame and water-resistant taupe poly weave cushions; $599 (down from $649).

Above: The Malaga Scatterback Outdoor Sofa in Spinnaker Salt is slipcovered in Sunbrella fabric (more options available for fabrics, finishes, and accents); $3,450 from Bliss Home & Design.

Above: The Cypress Sofa from Lee Industries is available in a range of outdoor fabrics; it’s currently on sale for $2,706 (down from $3,866) at Teak Outdoor Living.

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