by Annie Allard
More designers and homeowners are falling in love with statement furniture pieces. A statement piece serves several functions outside of the obvious utilitarian ones. A well-built, architectural sofa, chair or dining table can dramatically impact any room, much like a piece of fine art or sculpture.
Typically, these pieces incorporate dramatic colors and sleek, elegant designs with a bit of whimsy or luxury. No matter your preference, a statement piece is both eye-catching and fun. It can also accentuate your surroundings like a crisp fall morning in Jackson Hole with pops of color or stargazing on the beach in Naples with tranquility enveloping you.
Statement pieces set the tone for a room or an entire home and reflect the occupant’s personality. Your Interior Designer will recommend where to purchase or have your piece commissioned by a custom furniture designer.
With an increased interest in outdoor living spaces and design, the fun doesn’t end at your back door– statement furniture can enhance and anchor your outdoor space as well as create visual appeal and texture. Cuddle up as the snow falls in Aspen I Vail, enjoy the summers of Vancouver I Whistler, and beyond. Statement pieces enhance outdoor luxury living tenfold.
Fabric and texture are as important as shape and design. With so many materials to choose from, like cotton, linen, wool, leather, hemp, silk, polyester, acrylic, rayon, and nylon are all popular choices, and selecting the best material will ensure the longevity of your furniture.
Velvet, a fan favorite, can be woven from silk or a silk and cotton blend. Lastly, your statement piece also needs a luxurious color that will complement your existing color scheme.
Colors can range from classic neutrals like taupe or cream for a more seamless look. However, the design industry is seeing more dramatic colors, especially with smoother fabrics like leather –think vermilion reds and oranges, cool teals or eye-popping colors like the Pantone color of the year, Veri Peri, a blue shade with violet-red undertones.
Psychologists and designers know how color affects our moods, indicating that the perfect statement piece can truly bring joy into our homes and exterior areas.
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