Olivia Sofette from Pottery Barn

Olivia Sofette from Pottery Barn

Abby Stone
Apr 23, 2008

In a small room, when you've already sacrificed square footage, you don't want to make any more compromises. Thumbing through the most recent Pottery Barn Catalogue, we stopped on this sofette, an ideal option for the space-challenged longing for a couch.

Only 51" long, we like its bright orange print, with shades of North Africa, and its armless design, a trick that lets the eye sweep over the piece and gives it a larger feeling. Pair it with white lacquer to bring out its latent Hollywood Regency; with bright pinks and rich browns to bring out its bohemian side; or, if you're bold, with other prints and patterns, to play up its exotic heritage. As we're seeing from the awesome entries in the Small Cool Contest, small does not have to mean sticking with a neutral palette either in furniture or in d├ęcor.

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