Love Seats for Any Room

Remember the couples scenes in When Harry Met Sally, the ones where a series of happily married twosomes were sitting next to each other on a Victorian love seat describing how they met? At the end when Sally and Harry are sitting together on that same love seat recalling their wedding cake, you can’t help but think that maybe the real key to a happy marriage is sitting side by side—on a sofa built for two.

1. Bench Number 0147, black walnut bench with bent, clear acrylic seat backs and upholstered seat by John Houshmand, call for pricing. Available at John Houshmand (N.Y.). 212.965.1238,

2. Kensington Leather Love Seat, a reproduction of the classic Chesterfield sofa by Timothy Oulton, $3,180 at Restoration Hardware (Corte Madera). 415.924.8919,

3. Irish Pub Love Seat with crackled leather and alpaca- covered seat cushions by Old Hickory Tannery, approximately $3,699 at Old Hickory Tannery, and JBS Environments (S.F.). 415.861.4244,

4. Uno Sofa in 100 percent cotton by CB2, $899 at CB2 (S.F.). 415.834.9370,