The modern velvet chaise lounge sofa has had a resurgence in popularity for those seeking both style and the sense of open space within their home. The name can be spelt chaise longue literally translated as ‘long chair’ in French. However today the most common English spelling is actually chaise lounge, essentially an Anglo-French hybrid for lounge chair. The popularity of the velvet chaise lounge comes from it’s inherent ability to evoke the impression of decadent style wherever it is placed. It's strong connotations with the opulent Boudoirs of Neo-Classical France and the contemporary Nordic show-home give it a wealth of reference. The velvet chaise lounge sofa was also a classic choice in the stately homes of the Victorian era, often seen in the lounges and dressing rooms of the aristocracy.