Furniture Trends You Need in your Home

Just as wardrobes suffer fatigue from year to year, so do your home furnishings. Adding in new pieces as your budget allows keeps your home from looking worn and outdated. Fortunately, this year we’re seeing classics revitalized and time-honored traditions getting revisited in bold, brave colors and coverings.


Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century furniture has retained its appeal due to clean lines and no-fuss features. Masculine in structure and typically upholstered in robust textiles such as wool, linen, and leather, nothing says “I’m always here for you” like Danish design. You can still score vintage pieces at flea markets and upscale resale shops, but buying new ensures you won’t have to refurbish. Named for the Den Mother of the Rat Pack, the Bacall Retro Leather Sofa features fabulous camel leather and is firm but comfortable. Its compact size features elegant seams, piping and buttonwork. EcoChic.com.au
Mid-Century furniture has retained its appeal due to clean lines and no-fuss features. Masculine in structure and typically upholstered in robust textiles such as wool, linen, and leather, nothing says “I’m always here for you” like Danish design. You can still score vintage pieces at flea markets and upscale resale shops, but buying new ensures you won’t have to refurbish. Named for the Den Mother of the Rat Pack, the Bacall Retro Leather Sofa features fabulous camel leather and is firm but comfortable. Its compact size features elegant seams, piping and buttonwork. EcoChic.com.au
We love France & Son for their reproduction pieces like this Buch Bar Stool in walnut and leather. Ergonomic and stunning, the smooth form creates a casual feel with an air of sophistication. FranceAndSon.com
We love France & Son for their reproduction pieces like this Buch Bar Stool in walnut and leather. Ergonomic and stunning, the smooth form creates a casual feel with an air of sophistication. FranceAndSon.com

 


 Dual-Duty Pieces

Today you need a sofa table—next year, thanks to a move or downsizing, perhaps you’ll need a small desk. We love pieces accommodating enough to perform more than one purpose. This stunning Evergreen glass top console table would make an elegant statement in any interior—contemporary or traditional. A deceptively simple piece with detailed floral designs on the gold finish metal frame and a sophisticated clear glass top, it could also work well as a desk. SweetPeaAndWillow.com
Today you need a sofa table—next year, thanks to a move or downsizing, perhaps you’ll need a small desk. We love pieces accommodating enough to perform more than one purpose. This stunning Evergreen glass top console table would make an elegant statement in any interior—contemporary or traditional. A deceptively simple piece with detailed floral designs on the gold finish metal frame and a sophisticated clear glass top, it could also work well as a desk. SweetPeaAndWillow.com
Although more rustic in nature, this craftsman-inspired Chasseur Hunt Table is right at home either behind a sofa or standing alone as a table or desk. Butterfly hinges allow the top to open to double the work space, and the cross-bracing ensures this table is as sturdy as it is beautiful. FrenchHeritage.com
Although more rustic in nature, this craftsman-inspired Chasseur Hunt Table is right at home either behind a sofa or standing alone as a table or desk. Butterfly hinges allow the top to open to double the work space, and the cross-bracing ensures this table is as sturdy as it is beautiful. FrenchHeritage.com

 


 Dual-Citizenship Style

I say “indoor/outdoor,” you say “carpet.” A mainstay of the 60s and 70s, durable, no-pile carpets called into service out on the patio and in the game room or den set a precedent for products that could withstand the elements yet look good as well. Today, smartly designed furniture begs to go from patio to kitchen and beyond. We love this durable chair made from reinforced polypropylene, which pays dutiful homage to Jacobsen’s, Saarinen’s, and Charles and Ray E.’s most famous chair designs with a single piece. It’s equally at home on the deck or pulled up to a desk. FranceAndSon.com
I say “indoor/outdoor,” you say “carpet.” A mainstay of the 60s and 70s, durable, no-pile carpets called into service out on the patio and in the game room or den set a precedent for products that could withstand the elements yet look good as well. Today, smartly designed furniture begs to go from patio to kitchen and beyond. We love this durable chair made from reinforced polypropylene, which pays dutiful homage to Jacobsen’s, Saarinen’s, and Charles and Ray E.’s most famous chair designs with a single piece. It’s equally at home on the deck or pulled up to a desk. FranceAndSon.com

 


 Tufted and Tailored

Never fussy but always commanding attention, details such as tufting and nailheads are all the rage. We’d like to think they never went out of fashion, so we’re excited to see new products paying homage to classic features. This Balfour Sofa is available in a multitude of sizes and coverings including linen and leather, cotton and velvet. SweetPeaAndWillow.com
Never fussy but always commanding attention, details such as tufting and nailheads are all the rage. We’d like to think they never went out of fashion, so we’re excited to see new products paying homage to classic features. This Balfour Sofa is available in a multitude of sizes and coverings including linen and leather, cotton and velvet. SweetPeaAndWillow.com
Likewise, the MAORI armchair, inspired by a New Zealand tribe of the same name, features tufted synthetic leather fabric in bold, show-stopping masculine blood red. Brabbu.com
Likewise, the MAORI armchair, inspired by a New Zealand tribe of the same name, features tufted synthetic leather fabric in bold, show-stopping masculine blood red. Brabbu.com
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