Refresh for fall with upholstery

Envisioning a new living room?  Refreshing a family room for fall?  Where we gather together with family and friends matters, and the space should be as welcoming and conducive to entertaining as possible.  When planning your space, begin with the basics:  sofa, chair(s), side table(s), coffee table…..and at Company C we always start with art for the floor.

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Cream of the Crop Rug with Fall Pillows

Sofas are often the room’s anchor.  Large rooms will require a full sized sofa, or even a sectional to fill the space depending on how you plan to use the room.  Smaller spaces will need a love seat or apartment sofa to prevent the room from feeling stuffed.  Allow enough space between upholstery pieces and their accompanying accent tables to allow for easy walking around the sitting area.

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Galleria Rug & Pillows

Add armchairs based on available space, and anticipated numbers of people who might congregate in the room.  Armchairs can be added symmetrically, or in a more mixed and less matched fashion….express yourself!  If the space is for family fun, consider stain-resistant fabrics for all your upholstery.

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Marquesa Rug with Juliette Pillow

With the basics in place, think about adding the most versatile of upholstered furniture:  the ottoman.  A design and service workhorse, the ottoman can double-duty as additional seating for guests or an extra tabletop for hors devours or a casual lunch.  Or better yet, a place to rest your weary feet!

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Ottomans

How to decorate with accent pillows

Decorative pillows are the easiest way to refresh your bed room or living room.

Use a specific color in the pillow to tie it back to your bedding for a coordinated look, or use the pillows to anchor the bed in the room by bringing the wall color onto the bed’s pillowscape.  Either approach will make the bed the center of attention.

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Aria Duvet & Shams with Juliette Pillow

Stacking or propping up decorative pillows into the mix of sleeping pillows on the bed adds depth and visual interest.  There is no wrong approach.  Pillows can be added in even numbers, or odd.  Layer them on with smaller sized pillows toward the front.

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Axelle Duvet & Shams with Braided Velvet Pillow

The same color principles apply when accenting a living room sofa.  Pillows will help to make upholstered pieces a part of the room, reflect your personal style, and can easily change seasonally.  There are a few logical rules that will help you select the right quantities.

Think of pillows symmetrically, where each side of the sofa should be balanced with a complimentary number of pillows.

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Sectional sofas are trending.  They have their own special 7 pillow approach.
Think 2 – 3 – 2…

Have fun, and pile your pillows on!

Four Tips for Finding the Perfect Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture is a major investment, so picking the perfect pieces to enhance your home (and your comfort!) takes some careful consideration. The following tips will help you find the pieces that are just right for you!

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  1. Look for quality construction. The sofa of your dreams should last for years provided you look for the best construction within your budget. Avoid pieces that are simply nailed or glued together…they will not stand the test of time. Look for a kiln dried hard-wood frame, doweled and tied construction, or sinuous spring construction. Company C uses only sustainably sourced kiln dried hardwoods featuring double-doweled eight–way hand –tied construction. Sure, we have high standards for our design and construction, but this ensures we deliver the highest quality. One quick quality test is to lift the sofa about six inches off the ground. If both legs elevate off the floor evenly, you have a solidly built frame.

  2. Sitting pretty or spreading out? 19541-MULTI-ALT3Determine how you will be using your sofa and chairs to initially consider the right size. A more formal setting may require only sitting space for guests, but if you are going to settle in and nap or read, look for a sofa that is at least 84 inches long and 40 inches deep. Consider cushion count as well. People avoid sitting in groups on a sofa if the cushion count does not match the number of individuals to be seated. If your perfect piece is over 7 feet long, elect three cushions. If 6 feet or less, look for a single bench cushion.

  3. Know your style personality when choosing fabric. Upholstered furniture is an investment, so be sure you pick an upholstery fabric that will serve you for years. Patterns are a great way to bring depth and texture into your living room, and we love to mix them at Company C for a custom and one-of-a kind look. If you are not especially daring, select a solid that works with your rug and wall color for a more monochromatic look. If you are somewhere in the middle, accent your solid-colored choice with nail heads and welting that contrast for added visual interest. No matter your style, remember decorative pillows can add the WOW and bring it all together.

  4. Pick the right place. A new sofa can transform your room on its own, or as a part of a complete re-design with other upholstered pieces. Positioning the sofa across from a fireplace may make a room feel narrow, while placing it against the farthest wall will welcome you and your guests into the space. Rather than spreading all your new seating out, create intimate seating areas for conversation, or group for easy TV viewing in a family room.  Placement is a big consideration, so here is an easy way to prevent selecting the wrong size furniture, or worse….moving it multiple times to find the right home! Lay newspaper on the floor arranged to mirror the sofa’s dimensions. This will help you to visualize your perfect piece(s) to ensure you don’t select something to big or small before the heavy lifting begins.feb22roomplanner_bug4

Our room planner is also a great tool to use to help you visualize your space. You can select from pre-built room templates or build your own based on the dimensions of your room. Simply drag and drop the pieces of furniture into the space and then click on the products tab to select one of rugs to complete the look.

Last Day to Save 25% Off All Regularly Priced Products & Free Standard Shipping

Don’t miss out on our 25% Off Plus Free Standard Shipping sale. Our special sale ends today. Cozy up to the fire with our colorful sofas, chairs and ottomans. Our furniture is expertly handcrafted in the USA. Choose from over 120 fabrics all designed to coordinate with our colorful rugs.

Here are some of our favorites…

Charlotte Chair
With its pitched back, deep seat cushion, and elegantly scrolled and sloped arms, this is a very comfortable chair that’s also long on style. Dress it up with nailheads or add a skirted slipcover through our Custom program. Charlotte Collection is built using eight-way hand tied construction and domestic hardwoods.

Rockport Large Ottoman
Kick back and relax! Great for an ottoman or a cocktail table. The Rockport ottoman is available in over 25 Company C hooked rugs designs. Ottoman features contrast leather piping.

furnitureFBMadison Apartment Sofa
This English-style sofa is a timeless classic, elevating any setting it’s placed in. The no-fuss tight back, low Bridgewater arm, and two-cushion seat are comfortable but stay looking neat, without the need for fluffing. Legs on casters offer the advantage of easier mobility.

Camden Chair
The Camden chair is the quintessential club chair—ideal for reading, entertaining, or watching TV. Its classic silhouette with deep cushions, rolled arms and slender legs is incredibly comfortable without being overpowering in size or scale. As with many of our pieces, you also have the option to add contrast piping, a skirted slipcover or nailheads for a more custom, designer look.

Best Seat In The House!

Offer your guests the best seat in the house this holiday season! Update any room with our colorful upholstered furniture. Our furniture is handcrafted in the USA by manufacturing partners who use sustainable kiln-dried, domestic hardwoods, and eight-way hand-tied techniques that match our exacting standards for design and quality.

Have fun mixing and matching over 100 fabrics on any sofa, chair or ottoman. We specialize in customizing furniture to your specs, to coordinate beautifully with our rugs. We offer complimentary design services in our stores and you have access to custom products and services to truly make your home a reflection of you.

Here are some of our staff picks:

Simone Chair
Chic and curvaceous, with just the suggestion of an arm, the Simone chair makes an elegant, comfortable dining or desk chair, or a versatile side chair in any room of the house.

The Simone Chair features eco-friendly foam seat, tufted back and welted seams, double-doweled construction with eight-way, hand-tied springs. Overall chair dimensions: 23″ W x 27″ D x 38″ H.

Island Chair
This distinctive plantation-style chair mixes whimsically turned wood legs with crisply tailored upholstery, outlined in piping. The wood legs can be painted in any Benjamin Moore color, for an amazing range of options. To add this level of customization, please contact us via phone 800.818.8288 or chat with us live!

The Island Chair features comfort down seat cushion, feather blend back cushion and welted seams, double-doweled construction with eight-way, hand-tied springs. Overall Chair Dimensions: 31″ W x 37″ D x 39″ H.

Charleston Skirted Chair
We love the Charleston chair with contrast piping emphasizing its swooped arms and a band of tape trim along its skirted hem. With a simple, tailored skirt extending to the ground, this chair’s softer style provides an important contrast to all the wood-legged furniture in a room. Overall Skirted Chair Dimensions: 30″ W x 38″ D x 36″ H.custom furniture & fabric

Relax in Style with Our Ikat Flokati Rug

relax-FBFall ushers in cooler weather that invites you to spend more time indoors. Our new Ikat Flokati Rug is a bold beauty with origins in Greece, where soft, fluffy rugs have been a tradition for centuries. Using 100% pure New Zealand wool, our plush pile flokati is meticulously woven by hand. Its irresistible palette of red, blue, green, toffee and ivory is achieved thanks to ‘gabbeh’ dyed wool that produces subtle shades of color within each yarn. The combination of vibrant Ikat and an invitingly warm texture make this rug a great choice for ski house or urban oasis.

It pairs perfectly with madison chair, accented with our daphne pillow in bittersweet. Complete the look with our sierra side table to hold your favorite book or small decor item.

Sale Away This Columbus Day Weekend – 20% Off All Orders & Free Standard Shipping

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Don’t Miss Our Columbus Day Sale Away Weekend Sale…
Save 20% & Free Standard Shipping through October 12th (excludes expedited and oversized shipping charges). It is the perfect time to update your home for the fall and holiday season.

Axelle Quilts & Shams –  feature lavish, flowing curves and ornamental inspired design bestowing an elegant, dramatic feel to the bedroom. Crafted of 300 thread count cotton sateen and finished with 1″ binding. Organic cotton-fill. Shams have zipper-closure. Shams sold separately.

Bentley Pillow – Inspired by Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley’s discovery that no two snowflakes are alike, our cotton pillow’s bold, over-scaled design is formed of intricate embroidery then embellished with pom-pom trim, reminiscent of snow. With feather insert. Imported.

Corinthia Rug – Classic Corinthian architecture is brought to lifevia our boldover-scaledand slightly off-center design. Acanthus leaves, scrolls, and fluted sheath motifs are hand tuftedusing a blend of luxurious yarns from chunky and high-twist to multi-colored and tie-dyed loop pile creating adazzling display of texture for the floor. 100% wool, hooked and tufted.

Simone Chair – Chic and curvaceous, with just the suggestion of an arm, the Simone chair makes an elegant, comfortable dining or desk chair, or a versatile side chair in any room of the house.