Mix & Match
Bouclé, velvet, sisal, and fur all in one space? We say go for it. Mixing patterns? It’s now or never. This Lenox House Design seating area (above), for example, pulls fur and metal armchairs, a textured sofa, and three graphic throw pillow patterns all into one incredibly curated space.
Amanda Lorenz, owner and principal designer of Henri Interiors, encourages readers to “explore mixing materials when selecting furniture, whether it’s marble, plaster, or textural woods. There’s room for all of these materials in your space. You can also layer textural fabrics when creating a neutral design scheme. Bouclés, shearlings, and textural linens are on an upswing. Don’t limit these fabric choices to pillows, but rather, be bold. Buy yourself a bouclé chair!”
Although at peak popularity in the 1960s, leather is back and better than ever—and we anticipate it to stay that way for quite some while. It’s flexible, yet durable—naturally resisting tears, punctures, and damage due to spills, dirt, and furry friends. Another perk? Its beauty is unmatched.
The Reign of Wood
This Timber & Tulip Seville Coffee Table, crafted from a stunning white oak, is the perfect addition to Jamie and Morgan Molitor’s Elk River living room. “We spec Timber & Tulip furniture time and time again, not only for our clients but also our own home,” says Morgan, founder and creative director of remodeling company construction2style. “The quality, craftsmanship, timeless design, and unique combination of elements within one piece is the perfect fit for any home or space. Our clients love one-of-a-kind pieces, and we are always confident that is exactly what Timber & Tulip provides.”
From consoles and side tables to benches, dining tables, and more, handcrafted wood furniture by talented Minnesota makers is an investment well-spent—in both your home and your surrounding community. Look into one of these six favorites found across the state.
Shapes & Silhouettes
If anyone has already mastered this trend to a T, it’s Shoreview-based vintage dealer and social media maven Gladys Tay. Curvy, geometric-shaped furniture pieces with unique silhouettes “are statement pieces on their own,” she says. “And because they’re timeless, it’s so easy to mix and match different styles of furniture or home décor together. Consider incorporating smaller pieces of furniture (like a cool accent chair or side table) to give the space a pop of visual interest.”