21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home

Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world’s fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections.  Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were also on show, though in many cases they were given a fresh, new and interesting appeal that lifted them from last season’s style bin and put them back on the home fashion map.

 Accent Chairs

Orange chair with brass trim. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

World’s Away hit the style sweet-spot with this beauty of a chair in bright orange velvet accented with a sleek brass metal frame.

Low slung heather gray chair with metal bamboo details. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Bernhardt merges the tailored sophistication of heather-gray tweed upholstery with an organic and sensual bamboo brass finish metal frame.

Silver zebra sling chair. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Van Collier reigns as the Sultan of Salon at High Point with this exquisite sling chair dressed in silver lamé inspired fabric with a zebra stripe pattern and elegantly embraced with an ebony finished metal frame complete with a surprising and much appreciated style detail in the form of a Greek key geometrically gracing the end of each arm.

70s vintage leopard chair with brass frame. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Tritter Feefer delivers 70s animal print glamour with this brass framed chair upholstered in a leopard print velvet.

Vine wrapped neo-classic style accent chair in velvet. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Another stylish entry from the creative folks at Bernhardt – a neo-classic inspired oval-back chair upholstered in a subtle shimmering platinum velvet fabric and embraced with a frame made of a highly-polished vine material that has been wrapped tightly around the chairs metal sub-structure frame for strength and durability.

Pretty geometric print chair in orange & white. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

You don’t have to be a math wiz to appreciate this graceful chair from Wesley Allen dressed in a gorgeous orange and white geometric patterned upholstery from the Meredith Heron collection for JF Fabrics.

Contemporary pink leather armchair. The Decorating Diva, LLC

A delightful, fresh and fun spring home fashion offering from CR Laine – this contemporary arm chair is decked out in a decadent raspberry pink leather and  detailed with luxe brass nailhead trim. The chair’ s overall style reminds me of a sassy pair of haute couture shoes and matching purse I spied (and seriously coveted) at the Christian Louboutin boutique in Miami.

Transitional armchair with coordinating ottoman. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Bliss Studio’s elegant and traditionally styled linen armchair radiates timeless style. Love the nailhead trim details here – exquisite.

Pucci inspired upholstered armchair. Contemporary, pink & uninhibited prints! | The Decorating Diva, LLC

This colorful and “pattern-busy” armchair by Libby Langdon for Braxton Culler illicited a strong reaction from the Decorating Diva fans – some LOVED it, others, well to be charitable,  I will say they weren’t fond of it. Since I’m posting it here, you can tell that I am in the “LOVED” it camp. Not just because it’s pink (always points for use of pink ) but because it’s different in a way in which we aren’t accustomed to seeing pattern used. It’s wild, its insanely beautiful and its controversial in a world of “traditional” furnishings that tends to be demure. When I saw it, I thought, “Pucci for the home.”

1970s vintage swivel chair in paisley fabric. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The only vintage swivel chair to make the list – this 70s chartreuse-hued paisley beauty was a favorite find at the stylish booth of HKFA 20th Century in the Antiques & Design Center of High Point.

Scandinavian chair in navy blue. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Eilersen reintroduced one of their best-selling chairs this market. The Scandinavian chair has clean lines and and a timeless appeal that effortlessly transcends generations of style trends.

Bar Stools and Counter Chairs

Brass and black leather bar stool. | The Decorating Diva, LLC


If instead of being asked to share my favorite 21 seating options from the spring High Point market, I was asked to pick only one  – then it would be this bar stool by Dwell Studio. It’s everything I love in design packaged in a svelte, sophisticated and glamorous form.

Glam sling back bar stools. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Emporium Home’s leather bar stools possess an artful elegance with just the right amount of classic glamour.

Sofas

Mid-Century sofa and chair upholstered in velvet and linen in a sophisticated range of blues. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

John Strauss’ beautiful blue velvet upholstered chair and gray-blue sofa offer loads of mid-century modern appeal.

 Embroidered Cherry Blossoms dress up this sofa . | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Gorgeous sofa from Ambella Home that also communicates one of the seasons best home fashion trends – embroidered details.

Beautiful mix of upholstery and patterns displayed on settee. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Another eye-catching and breathtaking seating choice from Ambella Home. This settee melds botanical  and fauna infused artistry and contemporary style with a design heritage of traditional sensibilities.  With respect to home decor trends – the butterfly is one motif that continues to fly high with no end to its style reign. I first noted the trend in subtle details in 2012, and now in 2015 the butterfly is everywhere on design.

Sofa dressed in happy fabric of  cherry blossom print. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

French style settee/sofa by Wesley Hall dressed in a joyful pattern play of cherry blossoms set against subtle white-edged diamond prints cross-hatched on a denim- blue upholstery from the Meredith Heron collection for JF Fabrics. Cherry blossoms along with other floral and plant motifs seemed to be one of the dominant decor and  textile trends at several of the design fairs I attended this year.

Mid-century inspired sofa with nailhead trim with check-patterned fabric. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Younger Furniture debuted an interesting and appealing collection of mid-century modern influenced sofas and chairs at the 2015 spring market. This sofa is a bit deeper than a standard sofa making a comparison to a day bed more apropos than to another couch. But what really sets this piece apart is the fantastic rectangular-shaped nailhead trimmed frame on the sofa’s arm.

Orange sofa with acrylic legs. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Dramatic orange color, sunburst nailhead trim and sexy acrylic legs make this sofa from the Tobi Fairley debut collection for CR Laine a unique design introduction gracefully poised for iconic style status.

Zebra patterned sofa with nailhead trim. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Emporium Home delivers another style winner with this alluring zebra print contemporary settee.

Modern Empire/Regency sofa style. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Sumptuous blue velvet sofa in a modern interpretation of Empire style sits behind two whimsical stools – all from Luna Bella.