The Axel Collection

Axel Collection

A nice sofa gives off a vibe of warmth and coziness; this translates into furniture that is both comfortable and reliable. Whether it’s for home or office, a modern geometrical style translates to confidence. Without uttering a single word, the furniture speaks business. Our Axel Collection of upholstered furniture at west elm fits this description – the cozy comfort of textured fabrics with the poised, self-assuredness of clean, straight lines.


This collection of industrial, yet comfortable, sofas provides a blend of simplicity and contentedness. They complete any room. Pair your sofa with chairs and ottomans that easily complement any space to have a nice talk, a comfy break or an invigorating cup of coffee. Relax as you please, as this collection brings what you need to enjoy the moment.


One of the added benefits of the Axel Collection is the choice of fabrics you get to grace your living space with. You can go with a performance fabric that is kid- and pet-friendly, a super elegant plush velvet or something in between. The choice is yours and the result is a completely personal room that you continue to decorate with your favorite artwork, live plants for a breath of fresh air or library of your most read and must reads.


If you decide to go with a stately gray tweed or another neutral shade like a pebble weave in oatmeal, why not add a dash of color with a throw pillow or two – or more? An even number of pillows usually gives a polished feel, while an uneven number tends to be more playful and ready for the unexpected. Rest one vibrant red- and blue-hued pillow with a geoscape pattern on each arm of your white sofa as an invitation to conversation on an otherwise stark landscape. Or choose a set of five cozy Mongolian lamb pillows and set two on one end and three on the other to keep them guessing. Throw pillows are wonderfully versatile as they provide decor but at the same time also add warmth and comfort to your living room, den and home office space.


To really polish off the tone of the modern look, Axel furniture rests on sleek metal legs that have a burnished bronze finish. This means an accent table made of the same material would blend in very nicely with your new furniture. A streamlined, simplified coffee table with a metal frame and glass top is a fitting resting place for your wine glasses and cheese board as you entertain friends or a nice spot for that chess board or favorite two-player app that invites bonding time with your teen. Of course there are no rules when it comes to decorating, except to choose what most speaks to you, so a round wooden coffee table or concrete side tables would go equally well with your new sofa, depending on the look you like the most.


A textured rug also complements the upholstery of the Axel Collection. A pixelated shag rug gives the feet as cozy a resting place as a chenille tweed upholstered sofa gives to the rest of you. Or how about a tweed flatweave dhurrie rug to rest underneath your sofa that’s covered in chunky basketweave fabric? The textures bring out the best in each other and add interest to your seating area. For a uniform look, choose a rug size large enough to let all feet of your furniture rest on it, with room on all sides to walk around. You might instead add just a small throw rug underneath your coffee table, leaving your hardwood flooring or marble tile to set the tone for the room.

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