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.

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.

Don’t Miss Our Va-Va Room Sale! All Rugs & Upholstered Furniture 20% Off!

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Now Through September 27th, All Rugs & Upholstered Furniture is 20% Off.

Here are some of our Customer Favorites:

To Bay Go Rug
Bring the vision of a tropical resort indoors with this wonderful objet d’art. Featuring intricate details of marine flora against a sea-colored ground, our fun interpretation of a coastal theme is highlighted with twisted, chunky yarns. Contrasting organic patterns are stitched-in to create tons of added texture to this under-the-sea paradise.

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

Mahogany leg finish comes standard with your custom upholstered furniture order. We specialize in customizing furniture to your specs, and have many other options for finish and trim. To learn more, please call us at 1.844.C4COLOR or email customercare@companyc.com and we’d be happy to help.

Blue By You Rug
Our refreshing rug sets the blues-are-back-and-bolder-than-ever trend thanks to voluminous florals artfully arranged in varying shades of blue against an indigo ground. Sure to make waves in coastal, classic, or contemporary abodes. Go Blue! Imported.

Charlotte Sofa
The sleek, simple lines of our Charlotte sofa are punctuated by the distinctive curve of the arm, giving it an extra touch of elegance. Its two back and seat cushions are tailored, while still being comfortable. This silhouette can bridge styles from traditional to modern. Highlight its frame with nailheads or soften it with a skirted slipcover if desired.

Overall dimensions of the Charlotte Sofa are H:35 W:84.5 D:39. Seat cushions are eco-friendly foam plush while the back cushions are comfort down. This sofa is made with eight-way hand tied construction and domestic hardwood.

Mahogany leg finish comes standard with your custom upholstered furniture order. We specialize in customizing furniture to your specs, and have many other options for finish and trim. To learn more, please call us at 1.844.C4COLOR or email customercare@companyc.com and we’d be happy to help.

Landscape Rug
What would a painting look like, interpreted in the three-dimensional canvas of a rug? We asked artist Jennifer Hansen to create this oil painting for us, and then we translated it into tufted wool. The gradations of color in the sky and trees form a beautiful, almost abstract backdrop of soothing color for a room.

Bianca Bench
Our elegantly-tufted Bianca Bench is made to grace the end of any bed or sit handsomely in hallways or living rooms. Available in over 100 different fabrics and optional nailheads for added polish.

Overall Dimensions: 48.5”W x 20”D x 18.5”H

Mahogany leg finish comes standard with your custom upholstered furniture order. We specialize in customizing furniture to your specs, and have many other options for finish and trim. To learn more, please call us at 1.844.C4COLOR or email customercare@companyc.com and we’d be happy to help.

Make Your Room Pop with Peyton!

Our New Fall Collection is Here! Make Your Room Pop with Peyton

This new delightfully ornamental pattern and unique color combo pops on this hand tufted wool rug. The refreshing coloration is also enhanced thanks to a special wash which infuses the peppy rug with happy, eye-catching appeal.

Peyton_blogThis Fall, we were particularly inspired by the notion of perfect pairings – colors & patterns, sights & sounds, tastes & textures that go together so effortlessly it seems they were meant to be together

When we develop a collection for the season, we love to surprise you with something unexpected, new ways of looking at color and pattern combinations, new materials and techniques that lend themselves well to good design. We also love to inspire you and show interesting ways to bring color into your home, whether you’re redoing an entire room with rugs and furniture, or just looking for a small update with colorful accent pieces.

As fall approaches and we start to think about living indoors again, we hope our new collection inspires you to make a few updates. As always, we recommend starting with the rug, or “art for the floor” as we like to call it. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right size rug for your room, and samples are available. From there, work your way up by adding comfortable upholstered pieces, customized exactly to your specifications. Choose from over 120 exclusive fabrics in our signature colors, designed specifically to coordinate with our rug collections.

Our design consultants are here to assist you, helping to create your perfect space while indulging their passion for color and design – win win!

Here’s to a happy fall, filled with many perfect pairings.

Chris & Walter
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