Exceptional Sectionals

Last week we visited Good Things Utah to talk all things Sectionals! Make sure to check out the feature here:

Sectionals made their big debut in the 50’s thanks to Charles and Ray Eames reimagined furniture. They’ve remained a practical seating option since then though the options for variety and beauty with sectionals these days is endless!

3 reasons why we LOVE Sectionals


1. Versatility

  • Versatilely in use: Sectionals are wonderful seating solutions! They can accommodate large groups of people when entertaining or allow a few people plenty of room to spread out and lay down comfortably.
  • Versatility in configuration: Customized sectionals allow for different seating configurations ensuring you use your space and seating more efficiently and provide the perfect traffic pattern for your living space.
  • Versatility in style: from Modern to Traditional and everything in between, you can find a sectional that matches your style perfectly! Take it step further with custom fabric selection, wood and nail finishes, and more.



2. Accessorizing

  • One of the hottest trends in sectionals is large scaled ottomans (aka Cocktail ottomans, as it takes the place of a coffee or cocktail table in the room).  This works well so everyone can put their feet up and slide down to ultimate comfort while lounging, watching TV, and still looks beautiful. They also serve as extra extra for larger groups! Nothing makes people feel more welcome than having a place to sit in your home.
  • We love accessorizing ottomans with practical pieces like large wooden trays that can hold a vase of flowers that can easily be swapped for a bowl of popcorn and a safe place to set drinks.
  • Pillows are the cherry on top of any sofa, and sectionals make it extra fun by providing more space and corners to mix and match your favorite fabrics.



3. A new age for sectionals

  • Sectionals have come a long way since Grandma’s pristine plastic covered furniture in the parlor and Grandpa’s overstuffed sectional in the basement. With today’s options, there is no reason why you can’t check both the Form and Function boxes on your wish list!
  • Performance Fabrics are often our top recommendation on seating that is going to get a lot of use and love. Most performance fabrics, like Sunbrella and Crypton, are solution dyed acrylics that in the past were only for outdoors or RVs (and looked the part!). However, in the last few years these textile brands have developed beautiful fabrics, colors and textures that are undetectable as a performance textile and are made for high design looks but with the durability and clean-ability of an outdoor or high use area and lifestyle. READ: kid proof! Performance fabrics give you the go ahead on all the movie nights, slumber parties, and late night soirees without the fear of regret.


Visit Gatehouse no.1 and speak with one of our talented to start the process of creating a beautiful custom sectional for your home!