Chesterfield Inspired Sofas

Dorchester Abbey Rondell Sofa

In 18th century England, your status in society was defined by your family, and your taste. The 4th Earl of Chesterfield was trendsetter during this time, and he took pride in his personal style, as well as the appearance of his home. His legacy is a piece of furniture that has stood the test of time.

Legend has it, that Lord Phillip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned a chair that was not only beautiful, but also set a trend for high class furniture going forward. He envisioned a chair with a low seat, nailhead trim, high rolled arms, and quilted leather with deep buttons. It is believed that on his deathbed, he gifted this chair to a young diplomat who began commissioning chairs in its fashion, thus sparking the trend.

Though there’s no way to confirm the origin story of the Chesterfield style, it has inspired furniture designers for hundreds of years going forward. England Furniture’s Dorchester Abbey Rondell Sofa 2R05 is an ode to this style, with its deep tufted back, antique bronze nails, and large rolled arms which sit at the same level of the backrest. Similar styles include a loveseat, chair and ottoman.

Dimensions:
Width 99″
Depth 41″
Height 33″
Seat Width 73″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 20″

How to Identify Different Leather Types

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When you’re looking for a quality leather product, don’t be fooled by fake fabrics. Plastic-based materials attempt to emulate leather, but they don’t last nearly as long. Especially when it comes to furniture, you want to make sure you’re purchasing a piece that will last for years. The England Furniture Company has a variety of leathers to choose from, in different colors and textures.

This specific piece is the Larae Cocktail Ottoman with Nails 3N07ALN, a piece that comes only in leather, in the color of your choice. It’s lined with a simple, yet sophisticated nailhead trim and features tall turned wooden legs. Many pieces in various collections can be chosen in either fabric or leather, depending on the style. Here, England Furniture reviews the four main types of leather.

Full Grain
The highest quality leather, this type includes all parts of the natural grain. Because of this, it’s more expensive to treat, and thus, it costs more. It’s the most durable type of leather because it contains the strongest part of the hide. This type of leather typically looks more beautiful with age, as it develops a unique look specific to your item.

Top Grain
Being the second highest quality, the outer layer of the hide is removed. It’s thinner than full grain and since it’s easier to work with, it’s less expensive. This type of leather has a more uniform surface than full grain, so some people enjoy it more.

Split Leather
This type of leather is made by splitting the bottom part from the grain. This type of leather includes suede, which is textured to have a napped finish with a small pile.

Bonded Leather
This type of leather is actually only 17% real leather–it’s a processed leather product. Bonded leather is manufactured by taking scraps of real leather, grounding them up, and adhering them to a layer of polyurethane. It is lower quality, and thus, less costly.

Ottoman dimensions:
Width 42″
Depth 29″
Height 18″

Achieving a Farmhouse Vibe

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Farmhouse decor is incredibly popular today, but achieving the right vibe can be tricky. You have to be careful not to pick up something too dingy-looking at a flea market, as it can age your space. It can also be tough to find new items in stores that don’t look inauthentic. To achieve your vision for a perfect farmhouse vibe, here are some tips:

Rustic Knickknacks
When keeping your eye out for elements to add to your space, have an idea of a place you’d like to emulate. Is it the wild west? A dairy farm? Keep the knickknacks you accumulate on theme, looking like you’d actually find them all in the same place, rather than collected from different locations over time.

Distressed Wood
If you don’t have any exposed wood throughout your house, add a distressed wood side table, armoire, desk or bookshelf. You can find these pieces in stores or you can create your own effect if you prefer DIY. Creating pieces with reclaimed wood can also be a fun project and you’ll have something you can be proud of for years to come.

Natural Elements
Adding natural elements is an easy trick that many interior designers and house stagers always use to tie a space together. It can be as simple as collecting branches from a tree or bush and putting them into a mason jar. Other natural elements could also be animal hide or leathers. It’s a small detail, but it can do a lot to contribute to your overall look.

Sliding Barn House Doors
This feature can be more time consuming and costly to install, but sliding barn house doors have been hugely popular in recent years. They add the final farmhouse flair you desire, and they are an interesting way to freshen up a space. Instead of the traditional doors you’re used to, you can add a single barn house door to your bedroom or double doors to your closet. As long as you have enough wall space, consider getting one of these installed. The England Furniture piece featured in this photo is the Lynette Chair 6204AL.

Dimensions:
Width 33″
Depth 35″
Height 36″
Seat Width 22″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

How to Incorporate Animal Prints in Your Home

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Animal print is a trend that seems to always be in style, but it’s important to find a print that’s classy. To incorporate these prints into your home, try adding accent pieces to update your space in a unique way. Animal print can appear to seem trashy if it’s too overpowering, or looks fake. Try to only add one or two pieces so the space doesn’t look tacky.

This England Furniture piece is the Lorenzo Chair with Nails 4544HN. The cowhide is balanced out with leather on the front, so you get a hint of fun. The benefit of this particular animal print is that it’s black and white, two classic colors that can fit into most rooms.

You can try picking up a color that is found in the animal print and incorporating it into another part of the room to help it look like it ‘fits’ better. You can even mix animal prints with floral, make sure to choose hues that are subtle enough to mix.

Dimensions:
Width 32″
Depth 34″
Height 42″
Seat Width 20″
Seat Depth 20″
Seat Height 21″

Hottest Trends in Remodeling

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When remodeling your living space, it can be fun to draw from trends that you see on television and online. Tastefully incorporating trends into your design vision can be hard to master, which is why finding an interior designer can be a great help. If you’re planning your space solo, here are some trendy ideas that can spark your imagination to reach the room’s potential.

Exposed Wood Beams
They’re beautiful and can even help make your house architecturally safer. Exposed wood beams on your ceiling add an element reminiscent of farmhouse living. Often, you can find inexpensive reclaimed wood or opt for synthetic versions that look like the real thing. Both vaulted and cathedral ceilings look great with exposed beams, but you can integrate them into any room.

Exposed Brick
Today’s trends take homeowners back to basics. Older buildings often have exposed brick hidden away behind dry wall, so before demo day make sure to check for this hidden treasure. If you live in a newer space, you can always incorporate an accent wall or columns made of brick for a rustic feel.

Thick Crown and Base Molding
Creating contrast between the ceiling and floor can help to make the room look bigger. The easiest way to do that is with thick crown and base molding. It doesn’t have to be intricate, but it adds an extra layer of interest to the space. Make sure to keep the color white and have a contrasting color on the walls.

Gray Paint
This unexpected final touch came about recently, but gray tones can go modern or rustic. You can play around with the tone of the room, but ultimately it has a classic feel. Even gray furniture can help you complete your look–this gray sofa is the EZ Motion Reclining Sofa with Nails EZ1C01N. There are hundreds of fabric options offered by the England Furniture Company that can help you stay on trend and create a beautiful home.

Dimensions:
Width 81″
Depth 41″
Height 43″
Seat Width 65″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Nail Head Trim

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Nothing says classic American design like nail head trim. This detail helps create a rugged, yet handsome effect that’s perfect for man caves or living rooms with exposed wood or brick. Some of England Furniture’s favorite pieces are in the Loudon collection.

The Loudon Loveseat 4356AL has a high tight back. The arms are accented with a more subtle nail head trim, connected by a larger nail head trim along the front rail. It also has sculptured wooden legs to finish off the look. Leather really ties these features together and can be the perfect addition to a room with natural elements.

The Loudon collection also includes an ottoman, chair, and sofa to suit a space that’s rooted in classic style.

Dimensions:
Width 64″
Depth 39″
Height 38″
Seat Width 46″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 21″

Try It: Rounded Sofas

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There’s something to be said about finding that perfect sofa. If you have an eclectic, unique style, it might be harder to find in a sea of boring couches that plague so many furniture companies. England Furniture Company provides pieces for the designer in all of us and every item is crafted in the United States.

If you’re looking for a sectional, sofa, or chair that’s unlike any of your neighbors, the Finneran collection is exactly what you’ve been looking for. This particular rounded sofa is a beautiful, classic piece that will elevate the look of your living room. Rounded sofas are unexpectedly suitable for spaces that are styled and upscale.

The Finneran Sectional 3F05 sofa features a button tufted back and sloped sleek arm. It has tapered wooden legs and comes in a wide variety of fabrics. Pillows are sold separately.

Dimensions:
Width 137″
Depth 56″
Height 35″

Tapered vs Turned Couch Legs

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When furniture shopping you’ll notice aspects of pieces you love, but you can’t quite put your finger on why. When it comes to couch legs, you may not know how to classify the different types. Couch legs give the piece an extra detail of style, and there is a distinction between the two types that can reflect your personal style.

Tapered Legs: Angie Sectional 4630 Sect

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This England Furniture piece features high tapered legs. It gives the sectional a sleek, modern style with a high-end finish. It would look great in a space that has clean, sleek lines. This particular sectional is suitable for smaller spaces as well as large.

Dimensions:
Width 86″
Depth 85″
Height 36″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

 

Turned Legs: Layla Sofa 5M05

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This sofa has a dramatic presence in any room. The turned wood legs are the finishing touch to its classic feel. This piece would look great in a space that’s more traditional. To create the perfect look for your home, this piece comes in over 400 fabrics. Also, there are other pieces in this set to help complete your living room, including a loveseat, chair and ottoman.

Dimensions:
Width 119″
Depth 118″
Height 38″

 

Perks of Recliners

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Recliners often get overlooked, even though they’re often the one piece of furniture needed to pull a room together. When it comes to recliners, sometimes one can find themselves sacrificing comfort for style. Fortunately, England Furniture has a variety of recliners that are both tasteful and comfortable. The chairs are made in the USA, so you always know your piece is crafted with high quality.

One of our favorite recliners is the Helen Recliner 1K031P. It’s casual and classic, with wooden block legs and a brass nail trim. Go ahead and relax for a while!

England Furniture Company has a variety of recliners, whether you’re looking for a sectional or a loveseat with a center console.

Dimensions:
Width 34″
Depth 39″
Height 42″
Seat Width 23″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″

 

Making Furniture and Creating American Jobs

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England Furniture was founded in 1964 with a mission to create manufacturing jobs where they were needed most, in America. Today, all our items are manufactured right in the foothills of East Tennessee. We’ve grown since then, with over 1,000 people as part of our team. We remain competitive with our high-quality products and a rapid delivery system. We’re proud to offer 400 fabrics and leathers for the best customer experience. Take a look at some of the photos from our factory that we post on #PlantTourTuesdays.

EnglandFurnitureMadeInUSA1We have over 400 textiles to choose from.

EnglandFurnitureMadeInUSA2We guarantee our products to deliver in 3 weeks or less.

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Proudly built in the foothills of East Tennessee, USA.