Today's textile technology gives retailers and designers a plethora of custom upholstery options. From leathers and silks to stylish performance fabrics that offer durability and style indoors and out, the sky is the limit when it comes to upholstered furniture. 

Beauty Is As Beauty Does: Highlights from Showtime Fabric Fair

Consultant Claire Goldhagen, widely admired in the furniture industry for her fashion sense and retail acumen, called the recent Showtime Fabric Fair in High Point, NC, “one of the most exciting ever…

Battle of the Sexes (Accent Chair Edition)

She wants a ladylike slipper chair. He wants a manly recliner. While relationship therapist probably isn’t part of your job description, you can still help ward off a domestic World War III by…
Urban two-seater Sofa Bed with two pillows in red from Calligaris
Calligaris Urban Sofa Bed

Urban Sofa Bed

Calligaris' Urban sofa bed comes in a variety of shapes to fit even the smallest of spaces. This sofa can rapidly transform into a bed, complete with a mattress, without having to remove the seat…
Baron Wing Chair with a high back and upholstered in velvet from Nathan Anthony Furniture
Nathan Anthony Furniture Baron Wing Chair

Baron Wing Chair

The Baron wing chair from Nathan Anthony Furniture features a deep, horizontal channel tuft combined with double rows of wood trim on the face of the arms sheathed in a layer of knife-edge velvet.…
Magdelan Tufted Leather Sofa in Emerald with four wooden legs from Moe's Home Collection
Moe's Home Collection Magdelan Tufted Leather Sofa

Magdelan Tufted Leather Sofa

Rustic top-grain leather with a finely-tailored, diamond-tufted seat and back give the Magdelan tufted leather sofa from Moe's Home Collection a high-end, designer appeal. The legs are made from…
Blue velvet Augustine Swivel chair from Four Hands
Four Hands Augustine Swivel Chair

Augustine Swivel Chair

Sharp lines and a rounded cushion makes for a study in contrasts. Four Hands' Augustine swivel chair stands out from every angle with its navy color and soft feel.

Four Hands Hires New Director of Upholstery

  Four Hands announced Jessica Green as the new Director of Upholstery, having previously served as Merchandising Manager specializing in upholstery at the Dallas-based manufacturer American Leather…
Claudia Rocking Accent Chair with a diamond flower patterned upholstery and a black base from IMAX Worldwide Home
IMAX Worldwide Home Claudia Rocking Accent Chair

Claudia Rocking Accent Chair

Standing at 31 inches tall, the Claudia rocking accent chair from IMAX Worldwide Home glides with ease. The diamond-floral pattern is done in linen, and the open base plays with negative space.
Woman in England selling royal wedding merchandise
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Lighting & Decor's Obligatory Royal Wedding Article

At Lighting & Decor, we editors — Editor-in-Chief Nicole Davis and I — are happy to stay in our home design industry bubble. Sure, we don't get to go to South Korea to cover the Olympics, and we'…
Bend the Rules Chair with beige upholstery and flared arms from Caracole
Caracole Bend the Rules Chair

Bend the Rules Chair

The Bend the Rules chair from Caracole breaks the mold with its rounded back and flared arms. Its clean lines and velvet upholstery make for a glamorous accent chair that still fits a modern setting…