Legacy's new Melton chair in Green Guinea fabric.
POINT, N.C. — You can’t help but sit up and take
notice of today’s boldly upholstered chairs. A chair
is just a place to plop until it’s dressed in the new,
brighter solid and patterned fabrics that are lifting
the profile of upholstery.
is powerful!" insisted Holly Blalock of CR Laine at
the Spring High Point Market.
is no doubt that it’s the color and artwork of the
textiles on upholstery that creates the emotion behind
our brand," she said.
Laine is known for its fabric choices, some exclusive to
the company, but it is how they are applied that makes
the difference. The company offers more than 800 fabrics
and leathers, giving customers a real choice in how
their upholstered pieces will look.
Grace swivel chair from our Tobi Fairley for CR Laine
collection is upholstered in our Garden Party Indigo, a
vintage-style print that’s been given a happy and chic
update by using only varying shades of blue,"
has been popular for several markets now, but other
colors are demanding attention as well. John Robshaw’s
Rafi daybed for Duralee, a textile company, uses both
form and fabric to transport a space from pleasant to
exotic. Robshaw debuted his Duralee collection during
the Spring Market.
inspiration came from Morocco and India, especially for
the Rafi day bed," said merchandising
representative Victoria Madonna.
unique piece, with a down and feather cushion making for
a soft landing, will add a pulse to a stark contemporary
space, or spice up a classic setting. .
painterly with an exclusive printed velvet from Italy is
Highland House. Its Morehead parson-style chair is
covered in colors that could have been scraped from
choices are instrumental in setting the tone of a
room," noted artist and designer Dana Gibson.
her eponymous collection for the MT Company, she used a
beefy buffalo check called Bon Air in raspberry to
upholster its Parthie chairs. "It suggests a casual
weekend vibe," she said.
casual look came from Design Legacy’s new Melton
chair, tightly upholstered in Green Guinea fabric. Also
playing with pattern and color was the Jackson chair by
Taylor Burke Home. It was covered in a bright Beach
Towel Bombay from the Blush label family of fabrics.
Carolina-based Lee Industries is an award-winning
upholstered furniture maker known for being
eco-friendly. Whether offering a bold stripe, bright
solid or classic pattern with a twist, its collections
are a staple for many retailers and designers. Its
designers dressed a traditional English armchair in a
cabana blue-and-white striped fabric called Hammock
have updated this classic to fit into any modern
lifestyle," said Lee marketing director Bondi
using a simple contrast to make a statement was the
chaise by Mary McDonald for Chaddock. Its black velvet
body is set off by a bright white wood frame.
it has a certain time-worn elegance, you won’t find
Wesley Hall’s nail-head-trimmed Heathcliff wing chair
covered in Bonsai Indigo/Westbury Night fabric in your
and pattern are what makes a room go from ordinary to
memorable, and there is no easier way to add this detail
than in a lively textile or fabric," said Gibson,