From runways to recliners, metallics are making their mark as the hot new trend that’s stealing the show this fall. Gold, silver, and bronze tones are excellent for accent pieces as well as for bold and luxurious full room statements. We love this fall trend and we’re sure you will, too! For some inspiration, check out our photos and see how we’re using metallics in our designs:
Gold is by far the most opulent of metallics. Use of this metallic hue increases the sense of warmth and luxury in your interior.
Maintain a contemporary edge by using gold and bronze in your design.
Silver is soft, sleek, and luxurious, making it an ideal complimentary iridescent element to consider for your interior
Imperial Design chair created for IFDA’s Take a Seat charity auction.
With a place in multiple styles of interior design, metallics give you the opportunity to make the big statement you want or the perfect subtle accent you need. How will you be using metallics this Fall?
We have some exciting news! We will be joining designers from all around the Philadelphia area in the annual IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) Take a Seat charity exhibition and auction. We, like the other designers, will be designing and donating a chair that will later be sold to benefit local charities. We’re absolutely thrilled to be participating in this event, so we decided to document our chair design process and share our excitement with you.
Our Chair selection for the IFDA event is the Louis XVI chair by Hickory Chair. We chose a simple reupholstery to demonstrate how drastically customizations, such as fabric selection and finishing, could change the character of a chair.
Original Louis XVI chair by Hickory Chair
First, we stripped off the old fabric, and then we hand-painted gold detailing on the legs to accentuate the gorgeous design and flow seamlessly with the gold in our selected fabric.
Our craftsmen take great pride in their work, carefully hand-painting and upholstering every detail
We decided to give the chair a royal flair by selecting a rich red fabric and sophisticated gold pattern to cross the surfaces of the seat and back.
Each selection—from the fabric to the gold highlights—was made to accent the unique, attractive qualities of the chair’s design. We opted for a contrasting back fabric to bring out the deep, royal red tones of the pattern. And on the front, we had the welt cord folded on a bias to subtly accent the pattern. Our chair, Imperial Design, will be auctioned on October 16th at the Take a Seat charity auction.
Looking to bring a little summer vacation into your home? Scuba Blue is one of Pantone’s selected colors for summer this year, and we can see why. The vibrant tone highlights the fun and energy of the season, and it blends beautifully with most colors.
To assist you with your summery, seaside daydreams, we’ve gathered a selection of gorgeous blues to browse. Enjoy!
All the best,
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors
Metropolitan Sofa and Skyline Chair & Ottoman from Stressless
East King St & Co. Living Room
Lindsey Upholstered Bed from Bernhardt
Fabrics from Thibaut
Grant Sectional from American Leather
Beckmore Host Chair and Royce Chair from Lillian August for Hickory White
Haven Collection from Bernhardt
Fabric from Lee Jofa
Fabric from Stroheim
Chaddock Dining Room
East King St & Co Living Room
Parkway Modular Sectional from Brown Jordan
Ally Court Chair from Lillian August for Hickory White
Window Fashion Vision Magazine, the leading publication on industry news, trends, and education, recently announced the winners of the 2014 Ingenuity Workroom Competition. We’re happy to announce that our own upholstery designers Susan Watson and Diane Shea won Second Place in the Decorative Pillows category.
This blue and gold, striped chevron accent pillow was custom designed for a Sheffield client. The client requested accent pillows for their new sofa made from the same fabric that had be used to make their custom Sheffield window treatments — Susan and Diane were pleased to provide an award-winning result!
Carolyn Mair from Thibaut fabric joined our design staff to go over new fabric and wall paper introductions from their 125th anniversary limited edition collection! From damasks and florals to embroideries and
Jacobean reveries, the Anniversary Collection will satisfy every taste and aesthetic. Visit our showroom today to see these beautiful fabrics for yourself!
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors
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For more than 75 years, Sheffield’s has remained not only a furniture showroom icon, but a style and trendsetter as well. The secret behind Sheffield’s success is a team of award-winning design professionals who continually go the extra mile to provide our customers with the quality service they deserve and expect.