At the intersection of luxury and comfort, there’s tufting: a technique that can lend a piece of upholstered furniture the kind of cocoon-like wonder that makes you want to curl up in the chicest way possible. How can you resist?
Here, a look at 4 creative ideas on how to decorate with tufted pieces.
Bookend a console with tufted chairs
In a Tampa living room designed by Nate Berkus Associates, a glorious and clean-lined console is decorated to the nines with accessories. But it’s the pair of pale-green, tufted-back chairs on either side that bring the sumptuous feeling that makes this room so inviting.
Use Tufting To Balance A Masculine Room
In a Chicago bachelor pad, #TeamNate wanted the living room to feel sophisticated and sleek – which the glass cocktail table and leather sofa handle perfectly. But notice how that leather sofa’s tufting makes all the difference, giving the room a cozy, sink-right-in-and-start-chatting vibe. It doesn’t take away from the style, rather it sets the scene for the softer accessories, like the pillow and throw.
Let Tufting Bring The Fun
Another Chicago home: this time, a family room that the firm decorated in a bright, welcoming color scheme. So a yellow tufted ottoman in place of a traditional cocktail table fits right in, and adds an extra layer of delight – plus, who wouldn’t want to kick their feet up here?
Add Formality With Tufting
In the dining room of a Los Angeles home, the firm surrounded a glossy round table with tufted leather seats. Here, it’s the glamour of tufting that really shines as it emphasizes the high-end touches – dark-hued walls, an elaborate table, and thoughtful materials from floor to ceiling. It’s the extra “wow” touch that shows that every detail has been attended to.
Top photograph by Roger Davies for ELLE DECOR. Left to right: Roger Davies for The Things That Matter, Bob Coscarelli for Chicago Home and Garden, Roger Davies