Archive for December, 2008

Christmas – A Special Time of Year

What could be more festive than snuggling up on your Leather Chesterfield Sofa, with the one you love, in front of a roaring log fire, the snow flakes dancing at the window and Christmas carols being sung round the tree?

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and this year it’s going to be extra special! For this year, I don’t just have any ordinary sofa – I have a real Leather Chesterfield Sofa, and it’s sitting pride of place in the lounge. Imagine the look on Santa’s face when he comes down the chimney – WOW! And he’ll be thinking “Someone really special must live here”! But that’s the beauty of a Chesterfield Sofa – you don’t have to be ‘Mr Big’ (or ‘Mrs Big’ in my case!), you don’t have to have the ‘right’ credentials, you don’t even have to be special but the best thing about a Leather Chesterfield Sofa is that it makes you feel special!

So enjoy yourself at this special time of year and may I take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas! I’ll see you in 2009!

Santa’s Deal of the Day!

It’s nearly Christmas – yippee! So come on into Distinctive Chesterfield’s ‘Grotto’ and see what Santa has in his sack for you!

On offer today, we have an ex-showroom Derby 2 Seat Leather Chesterfield Sofa. This Chesterfield Sofa is covered in our premium Hair – very sumptuous indeed!

Based on the original Chesterfield shape, the Derby Chesterfield Sofa is reminiscent of the turn of the century traditional study sofa. Highly sought after, and indeed one of our best sellers, this sofa is the epitome of style, design and comfort. A rather low hand-tufted seat and deep-buttoned back and arms give this Chesterfield Sofa a truly luxurious yet traditional feel.

The original selling price for a Derby 2 Seat Sofa, upholstered in our premium leather, would normally be £1,194.00. As a pre-Christmas special, it can be in Santa’s sack for you at a jingle-bell price of £895.00. Ho ho ho!!

Go On-line for a Real Leather Chesterfield Sofa

We’ve all done it – trawled the High Street and Retail Parks for hours on end, traipsing in and out of shops, looking for the perfect sofa. You want something different, something unique, something special but every shop you go into has the same old ‘stuff’. They’ve done floral, done checks, done ‘distressed’ leather but what they lack is the real McCoy! You want original – you want the best – you want a real Leather Chesterfield sofa.

It’s pouring down, freezing cold – you can’t be bothered to ‘don your mac’ and face the world, so switch on your laptop, click on Distinctive Chesterfields website and take a look at some of the most stunning real Leather Sofas ever produced. All hand-made and crafted in England, with care and dedication, by the best trained professional tradesmen around. In the comfort of your own home, you can browse the extensive range, check out the different leathers, choose a colour and even check the measurements – no doubtedly there will be one that suits you and your style.

With such a fantastic choice of Leather Chesterfields, buying a sofa has never been so easy!

The Kent – In a Class of it’s Own

When you think of a classic Chesterfield Sofa, what image springs to mind? Deep buttoning, tufted seating, a low back and curved appearance?

Well, think again – the Kent Chesterfield Sofa has re-written the rule book. Here we have a fantastic authentic English design of a true gentleman’s sofa but with no buttoning, no hand-nailed studs on the facings and no pleats. There’s nothing fancy about this sofa – it’s just purely and simply a real Leather Chesterfield.

Hard to imagine but this Chesterfield Sofa is so understated, it actually oozes charm, style and sophistication – a shy Chesterfield is hiding in there somewhere but it’s reluctance to conform to the rules only further emphasises it’s striking classic-ness.

With it’s deep hand-stuffed cushions, simple clean lines and small bun feet, this Chesterfield Sofa really is eye-catching. Who’d have thought the timeless elegance of a Chesterfield Sofa could be captured in such a unique and simple way. Upholstered in a top quality premium leather will further enhance the look of this fine Chesterfield Sofa.

A very quiet, shy sofa, happy to sit back and not be the centre of attention but all along, knowing that “Yes, i’m a Chesterfield and i belong”. Pure class!

Chesterfield Sofas – Worldwide Shipping

At Distinctive Chesterfields, we pride ourselves on producing and supplying traditional hand-crafted Chesterfield Sofas right here in the heart of England. But not all our customers live in the heart of England or, indeed, in England at all!

We are now experiencing a huge global demand for high quality unique Leather Chesterfields, hand made in England. We use only the finest leathers and top quality hardwood frames, that’s why are Chesterfield Sofas are in such high demand. Our products are shipped direct to destinations such as UAE, Russia, Japan, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

We offer fantastic rates to our most popular destinations and can ship to America for as little as £395.00 (on orders over £2,000). All our services include customs clearance and delivery door to door.

The Kendal Chesterfield Sofa

One of our original and very traditional looking Chesterfield Sofas, here at Distinctive Chesterfields, is the Kendal Sofa. This sofa stands proud and tall above all the rest and doesn’t lack originality on any front. Taking pride of place, this gorgeous authethic Chesterfield Sofa is a real beauty.

The arms and back are fully padded and over-sized, and the cushions are all hand-stuffed, which really says “This is a Chesterfield and this is what it’s all about”. This Chesterfield Sofa is very much like the male lion in a pack – it takes precedence over everything else and is king of it’s own domain.

Constructed and beautifully built over an extra large hardwood frame, the Kendal Chesterfield Sofa is in a league of it’s own. Standing high on it’s contoured solid mahogany legs, the sofa is fully sprung and deep foamed, giving you the ultimate in luxury and comfort.

The master in it’s class, the Kendal Range is more suited to those with a larger living room or environment. This sofa oozes charm, sophistication and really is a sofa of grandeur and regal proportions. Without a doubt, a true Chesterfield!

The Leather Finishing Process – Stage 3

Following on from the previous two stages, this final stage (known as the finishing process) is where the hide acquires it’s final surface finish.

First it is coated with a pigment dye – this penetrates deep into the leather, which gives a finished colour to the hide. The hide is then re-dried and covered with a protective final fix coat to protect the acquired finish.

The leather is then dry-milled or pummelled. This further softens the hide. It is then ironed and ready for despatch. This completes the full leather finishing process.

When we upholster our Chesterfield Sofas, we select (from our leather stores) fine grain hides in the required finish. Templates, for whichever sofa is chosen, are applied to the hide and the panels are cut by a trained professional pattern maker and then passed to a dedicated upholsterer, to be put on the appropriate Chesterfield Sofa.

Essex Sofas – Save Yourself £500!

With just over two weeks (yes, really!) left until Christmas, why not treat yourself and your home to a bit of Leather Chesterfield luxury! We have, here at Distinctive Chesterfields, a stock of Essex 3 Seater Sofas on special offer.

The Essex Chesterfield Sofa has been designed and built for those with a limited amount of space, therefore, this sofa really does appeal to anybody and everybody.

This Chesterfield Sofa has been the best seller this year at Distinctive Chesterfields and, due to this popularity, we have some stock left over. We can now offer these to you at a dramatically reduced price.

The Essex 3 Seat Sofa is available in all antique leather colours and also in white – perfect for a White Christmas! Normally, these retail at £1,095 but you can get one, while stocks last, for £595 – that’s a whopping saving of £500! So call us now or go on-line.

The Hertford Chesterfield Sofa – Something Different!

If you thought all sofas were the same and came in only 2, 3 and 4 seats, had two arms and fitted against one wall, then take a look at the Hertford Leather Chesterfield Sofa. Here you have something completely different!

The Hertford corner sofa, based on our Derby Sofa, comes in all sorts of different seating arrangements, depending on what you want. This modular range enables you to get the most out of the space in your living room or study. Custom built especially for you, you can adapt this Leather Chesterfield into whatever configuration you desire. The units can be made to stand alone and pushed together when needed or can be fixed together permanently. As with all our Leather Chesterfield Sofas, the frames are made from high quality selected hardwoods and are fully sprung by professional craftsmen before being upholstered.

You can make the Hertford Chesterfield Corner Unit as big or as small as you like. The units are available as a one, two, three or four seater, with the arm on the left hand side or right hand side. The opposite end will butt up to other items in the Hertford range.

Corner units are all the rage these days, so why not go one step further and have a unique Leather Chesterfield Sofa made to fit your living or working accommodation. A stunning collection!

The Essex Chesterfield Sofa Collection

The Essex range of Chesterfield Sofas have been designed with the study, snug or more smaller room in mind, and is basically the smaller version of our Dorset range of sofas.

This less cumbersome, more compact Chesterfield Sofa is ideal for those with limited space. It is hand-built over a reduced size frame. It still sports all the fantastic features of a Chesterfield Sofa but in smaller proportions. The same care and attention has gone into this Chesterfield Sofa, and what they say is true, size really doesn’t matter!

Combining practicality with good looks, the stylish lines of this versatile Chesterfield Sofa will look great in homes of all styles and sizes. With it’s double buttoned panel, individually nailed antique brass studs and solid mahogany bun feet, this Chesterfield Sofa really is an every day piece of furniture made special.

The foam filled cushions are gorgeous to sit on and set this sofa off perfectly. The Essex Sofa is one of Distinctive Chesterfield’s best sellers.

For your convenience, it’s dimensions are:

  • 2 seater: H 71 x W 140 x D 84
  • 3 seater: H 71 x W 183 x D 84
  • 4 seater: H 71 x W 219 x D 84