Sectionals may get a bad rap for being bulky and a bit frumpy, but we're convinced that the right sectional can create a polished and inviting atmosphere. From leather to tufted fabric, traditional to sleek, we're highlighting five of our favorite styles from around the web.
Jayson Home and Garden just shared a selection from its Fall line, and we're giddily awaiting the entire collection. Full of vintage leathers in cognacs and charcoals, rich velvets in jewel tones, and detailing including nailhead trim and turned legs, it's a refined collection that hearkens back to a quieter era. It's safe to say that we're in love with it — see why when you take a look at 11 of our favorite finds from the collection.
There's no denying the transformative nature of white furniture. It instantly brightens a space while adding crispness and balance to neutral and colorful palettes alike. While a new piece of white furniture is a welcoming addition any time of year, there's something especially alluring about decorating with white for Summer. Whether you're a traditionalist, modernist, or anything in between, you're sure to fall hard for at least one of these finds!
Ever wonder how your sofa gets that lumpy, patterned look? It's called tufting, and occurs when an upholsterer threads through layers of fabric or leather, often in a pattern, and secures the ends of the thread with a knot or button. Everything from headboards to ottomans to sofas sport this upholstering technique. Even though the look may seem uniform, it can read as modern or romantic depending on the shape of the sofa itself. We've rounded up a number of sofas that showcase how versatile tufting is, and how it complements a number of styles.
One of our favorite tufted sofas is the Williams Sonoma Beverly Sofa ($3,200, second row from bottom, right) in a beautiful, chestnut-colored leather upholstery. The sofa's dramatic, sweeping arms and classic Chesterfield styling are nicely juxtaposed by its turned legs. The sofa is also available in other upholstery and color options.
Sitting directly to the left of the Beverly sofa is the much more modern looking Room and Board Clarke Sofa ($2,100). Paying homage to the classic styling of the 1930s, it features button-tufted back cushions and is made in VA.
For a number of other options for tufted sofas, just click on each image to start shopping!
On last night's episode of Mad Men, Don's new secretary, Dawn, and Peggy shared some beers and office stories on Peggy's floral sofa. Here's hoping that the sofa was comfortable — Dawn had to sleep over on it to avoid riots in her BedStuy neighborhood and deal with an awkward interaction between herself and Peggy before the night was over.Truth be told, I actually love the look of floral sofas, even one as seemingly dated as this one. I know that's not the majority opinion, though — most decorators choose to add their floral splashes in the form of throw pillows, curtains, or artwork. However, if you're a fan, here are a couple of ways you can really make this look work in your home.
Make Your Couch a Chameleon
If you like the idea of embracing a floral pattern on your sofa but aren't sure you can totally make the commitment, there are options. If your couch is from Ikea, the best option is Bemz, a company that makes custom slipcovers for Ikea furniture, with fabrics from Designers Guild, Bantje, and Marimekko, among other designers. You can choose florals ranging from Marimekko's splashy blooms to a more shabby-chic vibe, as seen here.
Traditional denim is passe this Spring season, with bright neons, pastel shades, and unexpected prints taking major preference for up-to-date Spring wardrobes. But why limit the vibrancy of those colors and patterns to your closet? Today, I'm pairing up some great denim options with furniture and accents inspired by their look. Keep clicking to see some of my favorite coordinating wardrobe and decor pairs.
An incredibly rich, sumptuous fabric, velvet is as fashionable today as it was in the 14th century. Velvet is traditionally made with silk threads, though today it is also often made from cotton, acetate, and rayon. This plush, infinitely touchable fabric has long been associated with royalty, but now, thanks to mechanized weaving techniques, it's much more affordable than it has been in past centuries.
And though this fabric may be hundreds of years old, it still looks fresh when used as upholstery on furniture and accent pieces. One of my current favorites is this Ditte Sofa ($4,000). The gray velvet upholstery covers a very cool frame. I love how the tufting covers the exterior arms, while the interior is more streamlined and modern.
Where do you want to add velvet to your life? I've rounded up a number of pieces for the living room, dining room, bedroom, or entry. Find a velvet favorite below!
Enjoy the thrill of a killer sample sale, minus the crowds, by shopping Apt2B's online preview sale! This LA-based brand will be offering furniture and decor for up to 60 percent off.
While the sale officially runs this Saturday through Monday, CasaSugar has the hookup on its secret sales link! Click on any of the sale pieces above to shop directly, or use this link to access the entire sale (before anyone else does!).
Forget brown, black, white, or beige — when it comes to neutral colors, give me the deepest, darkest blue. From midnight blues to indigos and deep navy, this shade has so much life to it and infinite variety. Pair it with Winter white for a cool, elegant look, or mix it with rich chocolate browns for a warmer, cozier feel. I'd also love to see it paired with a hot pink, fuchsia, or electric yellow. However you choose your color mix, here are some great midnight-blue pieces to get you started.
One of my favorite pieces from Anthropologie is the Henri Dining Chair ($170, top row, right). Made in Italy, this chair would look amazing with a contrasting cushion — I'm thinking Joel Dewberry's Heirloom home decor fabric collection in dandelion would look particularly smashing.
I have to admit I'm completely lusting over the Milo Baughman Velvet Sofa ($14,000, second row, right). This incredible 1970s-era sofa is built on a wrap-around chrome-plated steel frame and has been newly reupholstered in a decadent blue/gray velvet. It's the ultimate elegant lounger.
For a lighter touch of this versatile shade, add a set of Vintage Navy Blue Glassware ($8, third row, middle) to your collection. Use them for entertaining or everyday service; each piece is dyed in a beautiful navy-blue color.
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While at High Point Market earlier this week, I took a turn around the Elite Leather showroom, taking in the gorgeous seating option the company has to offer. While I did love a lot of the leather upholstered pieces, the brand also has a huge variety of other upholstery textiles as well, from ikat- and suzani-patterned pieces to sturdy wool and luscious linen solids. See what I loved from its current collection, including pieces from Elite Leather's Lulu DK and Nathan Turner collections.