As a designer my job is to research and source stylish, high-quality furniture and decor to fit my clients needs and lifestyle. Often times my search leads me to my favorite stores locally. And other times my search for beautiful furnishings and decor might lead me across the pond.
The Sofa & Chair Company is the UK’s leading manufacturer of luxury sofas and hand-crafted furniture. Their extensive furniture collections boast luxurious fabrics (silk, leather, velvet and cashmere), sleek finishes (chrome, brass, marble), and refined details (feather and down cushions, tufting, welt trims)–all elements that speak to style and quality. In addition to carrying in-stock items which are available for immediate shipping, all of the items in their designer furniture collection are available for customization. Working with their design team, you can create a one-of-a-kind piece to fit your exact size, fabric and finish specifications. And with delivery services available worldwide, their items are accessible to everyone.
To inspire your decorating dreams, I’ve created several mood boards using furniture, lighting and decor from The Sofa & Chair Company. And I’m sharing a few design and styling tips as well.
SOPHISTICATED LIVING ROOM
The foundation to any beautifully designed living space is a cohesive color story the has visual interest and depth. The Sofa & Chair Company makes it easy to create a sophisticated space with their wide range of furniture styles and fabric options. Here I paired a lush velvet sofa in navy with lighter toned occasional chairs. The gold accent color represented in the artwork, lamp and vase create a cohesive story within the room. And the subtle pattern in the rug ties the color story and room design together while adding another layer of design elegance. design tip: It is best to use an accent color in at least three places around the room. You want to color to look intentional, not accidental.
The living room would take on a slightly more eclectic feel by using this framed botanical textile art by US designer Aviva Stanoff.
ELEGANT DINING ROOM
A space like a dining room can be both functional and elegant by combining classic furniture designs with artistic accessories. For this mood board I used a combination of wood finishes to create sense of masculinity and depth. The addition of a softy tiered chandelier, brushed brass accessories and a pastel hued dining chair soften the room while adding elegance. When entertaining, classic tabletop decor in silver and black will stand out without commanding attention. design tip: a light-colored chandelier and rug will visually make a small dining space appear bigger. And mixing metal finishes (gold with silver) will make a dining room feel elegant in an instant.
To add a touch of femininity to the dining space, I’d replace the sculptural piece with a beautiful Tulip Vase.
A beautiful and chic entryway sets the tone for your home and introduces your home’s personality. To welcome guests with style, I designed this space around an sculptural console table. A pair simple lamps allows the shaped mirror and dramatic artwork to pop. And a pair of plush fabric ottomans with a gold-tone metal base anchor this welcoming vignette. design tip: a small entryway can appear bigger by visual extending the width of a console table with artwork and furniture flanking each side.
In a small house or apartment, an entryway is a great place to add additional storage. Replace the console table, mirror and lamps with this chic Torrington Cabinet for an entry way that pulls double duty with style and storage.
STATELY MASTER BEDROOM
Combining dark and light tones is a great way to create a bedroom that feel stately and elegant. A light-colored rug keep the space from feel dark and heavy. And the black night stands help to visually ground the room while adding a bit of drama. design tip: framed photos like this shot of the Parliamentary Building in Budapest, Hungary make for a unique art statement in any room.
In a larger bedroom, the addition of this beautiful Erasmo Leather Topper Dresser would highlight the lighter tones within the room. p.s. I am madly in love with the tassel drawer pulls!
POLISHED HOME OFFICE
Home offices often get neglected when it comes to decor. I designed this office to include a mix of traditional and modern elements creating a space with interest and character. The Sofa & Chair Company has a great selection of abstract artwork and rugs that mix easily with any of their desk styles. And if you’re looking for to add a unique design statement to your office, switch out the desk chair for an upholstered bench. design tip: black is a great furniture color to use in an office space because it creates an instant focal point in a room that typically has lots of visual chaos going on.
One advantage of decorating with classic colors is that you can easily change out elements of your decor to give the space a new look. Replacing the black and white rug with this pink Vivian Fringed Rug would give this office a whole new vibe.
When it comes to creating sophisticated, elegant, stately, chic and polished spaces, The Sofa & Chair Company makes it easy with their collection of fine furniture, lighting and decor. You can view their entire collection of products, learn more about the company and how to contact them for deliveries here.
disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Sofa & Chair Company. All opinions are my own and all design boards represented in this post are my original concept and design.