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Memorial Day Sale: May 21-June 1

Memorial Day Sale
Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner! While plans may look a little different this year, now is the perfect time to create a space for intimate gatherings, long nights by the fire, and family game nights! No matter what your idea of the perfect summer fun is, Furniture of Dalton has you covered. Shop our Memorial Day Sale May 21st - June 1st and save $250 when you spend $1,000 by downloading our digital coupon plus take advantage of special financing. There is no better time than now to get your home and outdoor space ready for summer fun! 


With the extra daylight and perfect weather, summer is a great time to get your outdoor space spruced up. Whether you have young kids who enjoy playing games in the yard or you prefer more relaxed evenings with your spouse and close friends, Furniture of Dalton is here to make this summer unforgettable. With a wide range of patio furniture and accessories, we can help you create a space that is inviting and entertaining!


Here are a few ideas on ways to take advantage of the extra daylight and make lasting memories this summer: 


Turn your backyard into an oasis where you and your family can find paradise without ever leaving your house. Add an outdoor dining set to take advantage of cool summer nights for dinner, or incorporate a new outdoor sofa to relax and soak in the sounds of nature while reading a good book. 


Enjoy outdoor cooking with The Big Green Egg, which is perfect for grilling, smoking, and so much more! Check out My Weekly Eats recipe for pizza on the Big Green Egg for an easy and interactive dinner date. Furniture of Dalton has a great selection of EGGcessories to make all of your culinary dreams come true. 


Gather the kids or friends and play an outdoor game or even create a tournament for all-day fun! There are so many great DIY outdoor games that you can throw together with things you already have laying around the house. Game nights are a great way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather with a small group while having some friendly competition. 


Create a garden with gorgeous flowers or tasty fruits and vegetables. No matter what plants you decide to grow, your outdoor space will be filled with color and fragrance that is sure to brighten your day. Planting and maintaining a garden is also great exercise, and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Getting kids involved makes it a fun activity for the whole family! 


Celebrate Memorial Day this year with incredible savings! Be sure to visit our landing page for your $250 off coupon when you spend $1,000 May 21st - June 1st plus take advantage of special financing. Reach out to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment today or visit the showroom during our special Sunday hours just for this sales event, Sunday, May 27th from 1-5 PM. 


At Furniture of Dalton, we want to thank the men and women of our amazing country for making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We salute you this Memorial Day! From our family to yours, we hope you have a great Memorial Day with loved ones! 

 
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How COVID-19 Will Evolve the Furniture Shopping Experience

COVID-19 has impacted our everyday lives in so many ways. With social distancing regulations and a desire to do more from home, furniture shoppers like you want the freedom to still shop for what they want and need without having to step outside their home. At Furniture of Dalton, we understand the importance of still being able to fill your home with the furniture and home accessories that bring you joy while staying safe. That’s why we have made it easy to schedule appointments over the phone (800) 262-3132 or through Facebook, where we are offering virtual appointments, online shopping, and right-to-your-door delivery. We also have an exciting virtual showroom!

Thanks to the digital tools we all have easy access to today, we now have the ability to search on our phones for products that we need without ever stepping outside of our homes. When it comes to larger purchases like furniture, we understand that you want to research products beforehand and be able to envision how the piece will look in your house. Pinterest and design mood boards have become a huge trend that allows consumers to mix and match different pieces of furniture, paint colors, artwork, and more to get a feel for how everything will work together before they make the investment. 


At Furniture of Dalton, we realize how frustrating it can be to try and purchase furniture online without the help of a real person to help you find the piece that suits your needs. That's why we have experienced sales team members available through in-person and virtual appointments who can walk you through the process. We will take the time to hear your vision and needs and suggest products that will be a perfect fit for your unique home and lifestyle. Our team can work with many different styles, budgets, and spaces! Appointments are available Monday through Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm in-store or virtually. Give our helpful staff a call today to set up your appointment or schedule an appointment on Facebook!


With many people now working from home, making your home office comfortable and a place that you want to spend time in is more important than ever. Furniture of Dalton is here to help you create a home office that increases productivity by providing comfort and convenience. We have several options for comfortable chairs and desks that set the tone for getting work done.


We also have great options for the kid’s playroom, so they can wrap up homeschooling and gear-up for fun this summer! With so much changing for kids, creating a space where they can have fun and just be kids will give you peace of mind and give them a space to be creative and get energy out. We have options for fun and comfortable couches, craft tables, and more!


We are so excited to share our virtual showroom with you! This tool gives you the ability to virtually walk through our entire showroom and to browse different products by size, color, and budget just like they would in-person. Whether you are in-market for a new sectional or bedroom set, you can browse different options on our virtual showroom and narrow down your selection. 

You can even purchase the furniture pieces you love directly on our website for local delivery! 


We understand that life has changed drastically for everyone with COVID-19, but at Furniture and Carpets of Dalton we are committed to continuing to serve our customers while keeping both you and our employees safe. We hope that you and your family are staying healthy during this time, and we look forward to continuing to evolve to meet your needs!

 
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Meet the Team: Furniture of Dalton

Furniture of Dalton: Meet the Team 


At Furniture of Dalton, we have always offered the highest quality furniture and interior design options in concert with a staff that understands the industry. We don’t hire “salespeople”, we hire professional furniture and interior design experts and continuously train them in the ever-changing facets of the manufacturers and products that we are proud to be associated with. Our friendly, professional sales associates go out of their way to make our customers feel as welcome and comfortable in our store as they would want guests to be in their home. 


Meet Our Team:


Kevin Skidmore

Kevin was born in the heart of the furniture industry in Hickory, NC. He began his career in 1975 selling wovens and non-wovens to furniture and bedding companies in North Carolina and Mississippi. In 1999, he transitioned into the furniture industry where he has been for 21 years. He has worked at Furniture of Dalton for 12 of those years. His favorite part of his job is interacting with customers and the satisfaction he has in knowing he has played a part in helping them create a home. Kevin lives in Ringgold with his beautiful wife of 40 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.


Mickey Coker

Mickey has been with Furniture of Dalton for 27 years! She describes herself as “the fun one” and is the proud grandmother of an Alabama Crimsonette. Mickey has seen design styles all over the world! She lives in Cartersville, GA, was raised in Northern California, is originally from Germany, and went to school in Texas.

Mickey loves the people that she gets to work with and enjoys helping them pick home decor pieces to make their house a home. She has one daughter and two amazing grandchildren.


Don Rosellini

Don has held positions in Management, Sales, and Customer Service over the past 24 years; 10 of those years in the Furniture Industry. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English. Born in Colombia, South America and raised around the world, Don’s diverse upbringing gives him a wider vision and great sense of style when it comes to turning customers' requests and dreams into reality.

He and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Valentina 17, Gianna 14, and Gianluca “Luke” 11. 


David A Regalado

David started his career in the furniture industry over 20 years ago working for a company in Los Angeles, California. His family moved to Dalton in 2005, and he started working for Furniture of Dalton. He loves helping customers and finding out what they are looking for in their home. His job allows him to interact with a variety of people, and he enjoys making new friends with the customers that he is able to work with. David is married with 4 beautiful children.


Mia Newman

Mia has worked in furniture and design for 25 years. She started as the manager of a furniture store after 12 years in upper management in a different field. She loves helping guests turn their house into a home or helping them update a space with their unique personality in mind. She says the fact that they trust her with some of their most intimate spaces is something she never takes lightly. She is a mother of five daughters and two sons and a Mimi to one granddaughter and six grandsons. She raised her family in Jasper, TN but currently lives in Cleveland, TN with her husband.



The Furniture of Dalton staff is excited to help you create the space of your dreams. Come in today to meet the team and get started!

 
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Outdoor Living Trends and Ideas

Outdoor Living Trends and Ideas


This year’s outdoor living trends are all about bringing the indoors out! Turn your backyard into an inviting oasis while still maintaining the comfort and ease that you enjoy inside your home. Outdoor living spaces are becoming an extension of the home, taking into consideration the design and style of the home to create a cohesive and seamless feel. 


Incorporating Nature:
One design element that has become prevalent in outdoor living is incorporating natural elements to create a peaceful atmosphere that celebrates nature.  Incorporating potted plants and growing vines on trellises adds color and interest to your outdoor space to create a serene environment. Creating a raised bed garden is a great way to make your outdoor living space inviting and allows you to grow healthy food for family and guests. 


Outdoor Kitchens:
Another popular trend is outdoor kitchens. Homeowners want to have the option to cook and entertain outside. Options range from simple grill stations with prep area to full outdoor kitchens complete with cooktops, wine fridge, seating area, and more. The options are limitless and can be scaled to accommodate all budgets. Adding a dining room set from Lane Venture allows you to bring the dining experience outdoors. 


Fire Pits:
The quintessential picture of outdoor living involves gathering with your guests around a warm fire. An outdoor fire pit provides heat and ambiance for cozy evenings outdoors. Fire pits are a trend that is here to stay and enjoying them has never been easier! Incorporate easy to maintain pieces like the Sun Villa River House Fire Pit paired with cushioned chairs and escape to your own Savannah-inspired night by the river.  


Furniture of Dalton is here to help bring your outdoor living design vision to life with our expansive and beautiful outdoor furniture selection. Call or stop in today to get started creating the outdoor living oasis of your dreams. 

 

Mixing Materials:
Incorporating a variety of materials in an outdoor space can be fashionable and functional. Mixing metals, rattens, and sun and water resistant cushions in a space adds warmth and color while also making the outdoor living furniture durable and long-lasting. Outdoor rugs are a great way to bring it all together while adding a cozy touch and protecting the flooring on your deck or patio. In a smaller space, bringing in simple and functional pieces like a medal swivel lounge chair paired with a wooden end table is a great way to mix materials and create a relaxing area to wind down and get lost in a good book. 


When choosing furniture for outdoor spaces, it is important to pay attention to the quality, durability, performance, and integrity. Furniture of Dalton has a wide selection of high quality products for all budgets. Adding dining tables, chairs, sectionals, rockers, and fire pits will get your outdoor space ready to entertain friends and family and extend the gathering from inside to outdoors! Whether you have a simple vision for your patio or dreams of elaborate outdoor living spaces, we hope these ideas can help you create backyard bliss.
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Why LVT? The Benefits of Endless


Luxury Vinyl Tile, LVT, is making a huge appearance in flooring design and for good reason. It’s durable, economical, and it looks amazing! At Carpets of Dalton, we love this product and have a great selection of different styles and options to make all of your flooring dreams come true. 


“LVT is an amazing decision for every family, especially a family with children and pets” commented Pam, Carpets of Dalton Flooring Expert, “it is durable, easy to clean, and an affordable option for anyone wanting to freshen up their space without breaking the bank.”


Today’s LVT has come a long way from the options that were available in the 50’s and 60’s. “It ain’t your mama’s your vinyl flooring”. Combining high style design and waterproof construction, LVT is a great alternative to ceramic tile which can be cold and expensive to install. Installation is very straight-forward, making adding LVT to your home a great DIY product. Select products even come with IXPE backing pad attached, so there is no need to lay down padding before installing.


CONWAY
COLLECTION

We have so many great style options available! A few of our favorites include the Conway Collection. With the attached IXPE pad, this option is great for multifunctional spaces in the home. It allows homeowners to achieve the beauty of hardwood without the expense. 



MAJESTIC
COLLECTION

Our Majestic Collection is great for apartments or areas where you don’t want to remove existing flooring as this product can be installed over existing floors. There are so many design options including minimal and modern, industrial, farmhouse, and more! 


Both collections offer a ceramic-bead finish which is very durable and scratch-resistant with an SPC core. The hard-wearing tiles boast a tough wear layer of 20 mil. As the surface resists stains, scuffs, dents, and other signs of wear, the tiles will look brand new for years to come! The wear layer also makes cleaning and maintenance as easy as possible. The floor comes with a 25-year residential and a 15-year light commercial warranty.


If you are interested in adding this amazing product to your home, Furniture of Dalton has you covered! We have a wide selection available and in stock. We also offer competitive pricing because you buy directly without the middleman. We have samples available that can be mailed right to your door and virtual sales appointments so we can turn your vision for your home into a reality. 

 
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The Heart Behind Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton: Get to Know Amy Peeples

Amy Peeples, co-owner of Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton in Dalton, Ga., sat down with us over a cup of coffee to discuss her love for the business, customers, and community.
Question: Share with us the story of how your family acquired Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton.
Answer:
Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton have always been a staple in the community as the buildings welcome both residents and visitors home to Dalton as they drive up I75 North. In 2016, our family purchased the business with the hope of building on its legacy. Our family and extended family own and operate businesses throughout the community, and our goal is to apply the same principles and values to the day-to-day operation of Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton.
 
Question: Tell us more about the Peeples family history.
Answer:
My husband, Bryan, and I grew up in Dalton and were married in 1992. Today, we have four beautiful children and one daughter-in-law. Our parents both grew up in Dalton and my grandparents grew up in Dalton, so we’re three to four generations deep in the community. Needless to say, our family has a genuine love and a strong connection to the Dalton community. We’re invested in the success of the region and the quality of life of our residents. Our greatest sense of pride comes from supplying jobs to families in our community.
 
Question: What is different about Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton? Why is it worth the drive for customers across the southeast?
Answer:
Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton are better and stronger than ever. Over the past few years, we’ve revitalized our store operations, inventory, and organization. Customers walk into a gorgeous showroom, well-thought-out product selection, and a wide variety of both different design styles and price ranges. Our sales staff is well-trained and sincerely cares about each of our customers. They’re there to help create your dream space or step back to give you time to browse. We have an in-house interior designer for those wanting the next level of design guidance. It’s truly an amazing time for our business, and we can wait to share with our customers from near and far what all we have for their homes. Come on in!
  
Question: Why do you enjoy helping customers and designers create dream spaces?
Answer:
Our tagline is the destination that brings you home. We want to help each of our customers fall in love with his or her home all over again. Not only do I love meeting our customers, but I love being part of this talented team. My goal is to create a positive environment for our staff and, in turn, our customers. We have a family atmosphere and everyone here has a passion for what they do.
 
Question: Tell us about your family’s commitment to the community.
Answer:
Our family feels so lucky and blessed to be part of the northwest Georgia community. We love the beauty and heart in the area, and we do our best to give back through projects like the Peeples Cancer Institute and United Way. We want our community and folks in neighboring cities to realize you no longer have to travel to Atlanta or Nashville for the best in furniture and flooring. It’s so important to support local businesses like ours. We welcome you into our store with open arms and hope you’ll visit soon!
 
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Custom Upholestry: Made Just for You


Spring is just around the corner, and we’re already envisioning longer daylight hours and more relaxed evenings outside. Now that all of the holiday decorations are packed away and spring cleaning lists are dancing in our heads instead of sugar plums, it’s the ideal time of year to turn your attention to sprucing up your home for spring. Many of us take a second look at our living rooms and bedrooms this time of year and sigh. We know they need a refresh, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start—and exactly what you want for the space.

Furniture of Dalton, Georgia’s largest furniture and flooring store, has the perfect solution for your spring interior design needs with our expansive selection of custom upholstery fabrics and manufacturers. Many of us don’t realize the flexibility, benefits, and gorgeous outcome of custom upholstery. In our world of mass production and sameness, leading furniture brands like Norwalk, Smith Brothers, Mayo, and King Hickory offer so many beautiful custom options from sofas, loveseats, chairs, headboards, and more. You select your own fabric combinations and finishes to create a truly custom dream room within your budget.

There is a real luxury to doing custom upholstery. It gives me the ability to create anything my client wants,” said Mia Newman from the Furniture of Dalton sales team. “I can showcase their individual personality and that is how a house is transformed into a home. The possibilities are endless.” 

To make shopping custom upholstery easier, Furniture of Dalton has divided our large store into clearly marked brand sections with inspiration walls filled with stylish fabric choices. Selecting upholstery fabrics is an exciting experience with options ranging from more formal choices to performance fabrics for busy households with kids and pets. You can browse on your own or discuss your options with one of our skilled sales consultants—or even call on our in-house interior designer. We’ll walk you through the process from selecting the furniture, seating configuration, fabrics, nail heads, wood finishes, and more.

The final outcome? Your custom upholstery furniture will be all your own, with fabric and finish combinations that best suit your unique design style, family needs, and budget. We love seeing what our customers create and encourage you to share photos with us so that we can share on our social channels.

Are you ready to get started? Contact us today!

 

 

  

 

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Sofa Story: A Brief history of 10 iconic forms

Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that the word ‘sofa’ emerged from the name for an “earlier, raised carpeted floor, from Italian sofà, from Turkish sofa, from Arabic ṣuffa.”  This storied origin reflects the fact that people have been sitting, in some degree of comfort, for all of recorded history.

Early seating was typically hard, with materials ranging from stone to wood, often without much cushioning. Over the centuries, upholstery gained in popularity, making way for contemporary soft seating in a wide range of styles. Join us as we explore ten iconic sofa styles.


Chaise Longue

 Chaise Longue
FEATURES:

Essentially a long, reclining chair. Often features upholstery, one raised side and four exposed legs.

 
GREAT FOR:

Single lounging or bench like, multiple seating.

 
HISTORY:

The chaise longue is a perfect entry point into sofa studies, having existed in some form in ancient cultures across the world. From Egyptian to Olmec, artifacts depict gods or nobility lounging on bench-like daybeds. Greeks called their chaise longues ‘klines’ and Romans used their long chairs for dining.

Today, chaise longues are generally longer and lusher. Options have multiplied over the years, and you can find almost any variation - from velvet divans to plastic by the poolside. Choose your level of imperialism, and kick up your heels…


 Love Seat

 Love Seat
FEATURES:

Intimate seating for two, traditionally marked by a high, upright back and taut upholstery. Many modern styles have evolved to mimic plush sofas, and appear as miniature versions of current couches.

 

GREAT FOR:

Small spaces, or as additional seating paired with a full sized couch.

 

HISTORY:

Your favorite seat for snuggling was not intended for romance. Instead, the double wide seat was designed to accommodate a single woman, circled by the wide skirts in fashion in the 1800’s. As fashions changed, the loveseat was made more comfortable, and expanded to encourage close seating for two. Today, you’ll have no problem finding a loveseat to match your living room set, or a single stunner for your boudoir.


Cabriole

 Cabriole
FEATURES:

Namely: curved cabriole legs. Also, an exposed wooden frame, slightly lowered arms, and lack of unattached back cushions.

 

GREAT FOR:

Elegant entertaining with a touch of formality, lightened when mixed with pops of color and eclectic pieces.

 

HISTORY:

This is the form you picture in a parlor, with teacups in hand and pinkies raised. This sofa takes its name from the cabriole leg, an s shaped support characteristic of the Louis XV period. We also find the cabriole leg attached to elegant tables and chairs, often claw footed. Today’s cabriole sofas shy away from stuffy and incorporate comfort within their elegant lines.

 

 


Chesterfield

Chesterfield

FEATURES:

Traditionally leather clad, known for its tufted, deep buttoned upholstery. Rolled arms and back are equal in height, with exposed nail head trim.

 

GREAT FOR: 

Studies and libraries; a staple for any space seeking a time-honored spin.

 

HISTORY:

Cue the cigar smoke — the Chesterfield sofa is an icon of British gentleman’s clubs. It was created in the 1700’s for Lord Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield. The purported aim was multiple seating that did not cause unsightly suit wrinkles, and the style caught on. Emblematic of upper class England, the Chesterfield design was exported by Royal Army officials to British Colonies far and wide. Leather versions improve with wear, and add substance to a room.

 

 


 Camelback

 Camelback
FEATURES: 

An arched back, peaked at the center and sides. Like the cabriole, traditionally features exposed legs, scrolled arms, taut upholstery, and a lack of separate back cushions.

 

GREAT FOR:

Elegant, emphatic style. Works well poised between windows.

 

HISTORY:

The Camelback sofa hearkens back to the late 18th century and the design studios of Thomas Chippendale. Chippendale was an influential British furniture designer and cabinet maker at the fore of fine craft. The Chippendale style, associated with various forms of furniture, was the first style to be named after a designer rather than a monarch. The camelback sofa is a tried and true favorite of the ages, and will happily hold court in your living room.


Lawson Style

 Lawson Style
FEATURES:

The American standard, designed for simplicity and comfort. Generously sized with three separate seat and back cushions. A simple boxed shape with low arms and serious sinkability.

 

GREAT FOR:

Casual spaces, focused on simplicity, comfort and ease. The best sofa for midday naps.

 

HISTORY:

The Lawson style is the the most common American sofa-- the form your picture when you hear the word ‘couch.’ This style is designed for comfort, overstuffed and generously proportioned. The Lawson style was created at the turn of the 20th century for copper magnate Thomas Lawson. You can’t find a more comfortable couch for movie lovers and bookworms alike.

 


Tuxedo Sofa

Tuxedo Sofa 
FEATURES:

A square, pared back style defined by back and arms of the same height. Tuxedo sofas are often taller than other designs, and are traditionally designed with exposed legs and a single row of tufting.

 

GREAT FOR:

A stylish space with a nod to glamour. Toss in some extra pillows for added comfort.

 

HISTORY:

The Tuxedo sofa takes its name from the village of Tuxedo Park in New York, the same place that christened the formal suit. Notable residents of upscale Tuxedo Park included Emily Post, the grand dame of good manners. Tuxedo Sofas appeared in the 1920’s, and with their clean lines and simple shape, hinted at modernism on the way.  A Tuxedo Sofa is a principle of good taste, a style that makes any living room feel upscale.

 

 


 Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern 
FEATURES:

A streamlined look, with low, exposed legs.

 

GREAT FOR:

The ‘it’ sofa for modern spaces and urban living.

 

HISTORY:

Mid-century modern was a design movement evolving from the mid-1930’s to 1965. Mid-century modern sofas were designed for post-war, urban living. They were made to be slimmer for small spaces and lightweight enough for frequent moves. This sofa style is wildly popular today, a darling of minimalist and eclectic homes alike. The Mad Men televisions series pushed this style back into the limelight, and updated versions are in high production. Choose this style for a contemporary, clean-lined look, equally at home in a living room or gallery.

 


 Sectional

Sectional

FEATURES:

A multi-piece, modular sofa, often comprised of 3 to 5 parts. Commonly arranged in L-shaped or U-shaped configurations, and made to seat a crew.

 

GREAT FOR:

Entertaining. Provides generous seating, well suited for cocktail hour or Superbowl parties.

 

HISTORY:

When envisioning a sectional, you might jump to the overstuffed standard. But you’re just as likely to find a slim, streamlined version. Sectionals these days run the gamut, with a stunning variety of contemporary options. Though earlier examples exist, the modern sectional found widespread popularity in the 1950’s, as American designers like Charles and Ray Eames re-imagined furniture form. Depending on your space and taste, you can seek sleek, streamlined sectionals, or well-cushioned sets with all the bells and whistles.

 


Sleeper Sofa

Sleeper Sofa
FEATURES:

Appears to be solely a sofa, folds out into a guest bed.

 

GREAT FOR:

Expanding your sleeping space. Plays double duty: living room by day, guest room by night.

 

HISTORY:

1899 saw the emergence of the first center fold bed. The Murphy bed followed in 1908, a pivoting mattress that folded into the wall. But it was the 1930’s that saw Bernard Castro, an Italian immigrant to America, invent the modern sleeper sofa. The hallmark of his designs was that his sofas retained the sleek appeal of high end furniture, with mattresses seamlessly hidden from view. The engineering has only improved over the years, and contemporary sleeper sofas offer top notch dual function without sacrificing sofa style.


Your sofa is so much more than a place to sit - it’s an icon of rich and varied history. Whether your take is classic or modern, you are now staged for your own sofa story. Are you ready for the search?

 

Loved this article? Check out our previous post on stunning conversation sets for your patio.
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Sofa Story: A visual guide to 10 Iconic Forms

There are so many different styles of couches and sofas that it could never be expected of someone to know all the different variations off the top of their head. especially if they aren't a furniture salesmen or interior designer! 

Sofa is commonly thought to be a more sophisticated word to describe a couch. But regardless of what you call the cushiony bench you sit on at home,

 it is probably the center of the living room

Although there is no major difference between the word "sofa" and the word "couch," other than place of origin.

In my opinion, todays culture has trained us to believe sofa's are more sophisticated than their lax cousin, the couch.

For example, a sofa takes you back to an 1800's dinner party in France. Guests are sipping martinis and bourbon while politely discussing culture and politics. And then there is the couch. It reminds me more of where you lay with your dog in 2018 as you binge watch Netflix until three in the morning and eat an entire bag of cheese puffs for dinner. 

Now both of these options have their own advantages, don't get me wrong, and it really doesn't matter which you prefer as long as by the end of this article you have a better idea in mind as to which style sofa, or couch, is perfect for your individual needs.

Below are some designs to help you differentiate your style preferences.

Although these descriptions do not provide the full anatomy of the sofa, you can break down the comfort level, material, and finishings you prefer after you decide what basic style couch you like. 

Table Of Contents

  • Chaise Longue

  • Love Seat

  • Cabriole

  • Chesterfield

  • Camel Back

  • Lawson Style

  • Tuxedo Sofa

  • Mid-Century Modern

  • Sectional

  • Sleeper Sofa


    Chaise Longue
    Form : A long, reclining chair, often upholstered, with one raised side and four exposed legs.
    Function : Great for lounging in luxury.
    Fast Facts : Early versions of these long chairs littered the ancient homes of the rich and famous. Egyptian royalty lounged on day beds, while Roman nobility used their long chairs for dining.

 

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Love Seat

Form : An elegant sofa for two. Classic forms are high backed with taut upholstery. Current forms include modern lines and softer seats.

Function : Intimate seating, great for small spaces.

Fast Facts : Your favorite seat for snuggling was not intended for romance. Instead, the double wide seat was designed to accommodate a single woman, circled by the wide skirts in fashion in the 1800’s.

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Cabriole

Form : The form you picture in a parlor. Features curved legs, an exposed wooden frame, lowered arms, and no back cushions.

Function : Great for elegant entertaining with a touch of formality.

Fast Facts : This sofa takes its name from the cabriole leg, an s shaped support characteristic of the Louis XV period. You can also find the cabriole leg attached to elegant tables and chairs.

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Chesterfield

Form : The iconic sofa of British gentleman’s clubs. Traditionally leather clad, known for its tufted, deep buttoned upholstery. Rolled arms and back are equal in height, with exposed nail head trim.

Function : A perfect choice for studies and libraries.

Fast Facts : Created in the 1700’s for Lord Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield. Emblematic of upper class England, the Chesterfield design was exported by Royal Army officials to British Colonies far and wide.

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Camel Back

Form : A graceful form, marked by a curved ‘camel’ back. Like the cabriole, traditionally features exposed legs, scrolled arms, taut upholstery, and a lack of separate back cushions.

Function : A classic silhouette, anchored in elegance.

Fast Facts : Designed in the 18th century by Thomas Chippendale. The Chippendale style was the first genre of furniture to be named after a designer rather than a monarch.

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Lawson Style

Form : The American standard, generously sized with low arms and serious sinkability. A simple boxed shape, amply cushioned with three seat and three back pillows.

Function : Suited for casual spaces, focused on simplicity, comfort and ease. The best sofa for midday naps.

Fast Facts : The Lawson style was created at the turn of the 20th century for copper magnate Thomas Lawson, who demanded a simple style, with comfort as king.

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Tuxedo Sofa

Form : A square, pared back style defined by back and arms of the same height. Traditionally tall, with exposed legs and a single row of tufting.

Function : Suited for a stylish space with a nod to glamour.

Fast Facts : The Tuxedo sofa takes its name from the village of Tuxedo Park in New York, the same place that christened the formal suit. Tuxedo Sofas appeared in the 1920’s, and with their clean lines and simple shape, hinted at modernism on the way.

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Mid-Century Modern

Form : Contemporary, streamlined look, with low, exposed legs.

Function : The ‘it’ sofa for modern spaces and urban living.

Fast Facts : Mid-century modern was a design movement evolving from the mid-1930’s to 1965. Mid-century modern sofas were designed for post-war, urban living - slimmer for small spaces and lightweight enough for frequent moves. This style saw a surge in popularity following the Mad Men craze.

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Sectional

Form : A multi-piece, modular sofa, often comprised of 3 to 5 parts. Commonly arranged in L-shaped or U-shaped configurations, and made to seat a crew.

Function : Great for entertaining. Provides generous seating, well suited for cocktail hour or Superbowl parties.

Fast Facts : Though earlier examples exist, the modern sectional found widespread popularity in the 1950’s, as American designers like Charles and Ray Eames reimagined furniture form.

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Sleeper Sofa

Form : A classic form that folds out into a guest bed.

Function : Excellent for expanding your sleeping space. Plays double duty : living room by day, guest room by night.

Fast Facts : The modern sleeper sofa was invented in the 1930’s by Bernard Castro, an Italian immigrant to America. The hallmark of his designs was that his sofas retained the sleek appeal of high end furniture, with mattresses seamlessly hidden from view.

No matter what your style may be, there is a couch, or sofa, out there perfect for you and your lounging needs. 

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Reframed: Finding the right bed for your room

Are you a die hard romantic, swathing your bedroom in flowing fabrics? Or do you prefer simple, clean lines in a contemporary setting? Whatever your bedroom style, there’s a bed to suit. Here, we delve into four bedroom approaches, with bed pairings to match.

Table Of Contents

  • Rustic

  • Romantic

  • Classic

  • Contemporary


Rustic

Rustic bed frame

Rustic rooms are warm, welcoming, and earthy, perfect for renewing rest. For a fitting bed frame, look for substantial pieces that hold their own, designed to ground a sleeping space. Seek a Sleigh Bed, a style with outward curving head and foot boards. Most often made of dense wood, this style is properly weighted, while elegant curves keep the frame from feeling heavy. For a rustic room, forgo the sleek, high shine, and seek a frame with a weathered or rubbed wood finish.

 

The Calistoga Sleigh Bed by Magnussen® fits the bill. Inspired by the ambiance of Napa Valley inns, the distressed charcoal finish is a modern take on rustic charm. For a lighter finish, check out the Whiskey Barrel Sleigh Bed  by Vaughan-Bassett. Perk: this style has an optional platform storage, for stashing your secrets and socks. 

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Romantic

Romantic bed frame

Romantic rooms are elaborate, sumptuous, and inviting, offering a plush place to recharge. Seek a detailed, decorative bed frame to heighten the sense of drama. For old world glamour, choose an upholstered headboard. This luxe approach is the cousin to lush carpeting, and encourages nights of rejuvenating rest. Sink into the supple support, and let your day melt away.

Check out the aptly named Sanctuary Upholstered Bed by Hooker®. With a high, deeply tufted headboard, this is romance in high gear. For a lower profile, try Century®’s Atlanta Low Post Bed. This refined take is offset by intricate basket weave carving along the base.

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Classic

Classic bed frame

Classic rooms are elegant, established, and always in style. Choose a traditional bed to do justice to an heirloom-worthy space. Four Poster Bed frames are perfect options, with varying post heights. Don’t want a soaring canopy? Opt for Shaker style simplicity, with wooden slats at head and foot.

The Ellen DeGeneres Marmont Poster Bed by Thomasville® is the perfect pairing of timeless tradition, today. The streamlined style is a modern take on a classic frame. Better yet, this frame gives you all the options : select high posts for a canopy, or removable fabric wraps for a soft touch.

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Interested in conversation sets for the patio? Check out this article.


Contemporary

Contemporary bed frame

Contemporary bedrooms are simple, sleek, and streamlined. Keep your bed style minimal to maintain clean lines and open space. Platform beds are popular options, with pared back headboards and low profiles. Forget the fuss of a box spring- platform beds are low slung, making ceilings seem higher and rooms feel larger than life.

The Kendall Bed by Century® is low profile, high style. The Camino Grey finish over oak is on trend- the warm gray palette creating a cozy, contemporary space. Leave the complications to your day job, and sink into simplicity.

 

These four takes are just a glimpse into the options for sweet styles and sweeter dreams, a simple step towards realizing your ideal sleeping space.

 

Where will you rest your head tonight?

 
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