No matter the season, we're always hunting for pieces that are equal parts cozy, sophisticated, and unique. Don't get us wrong, we love a minimalistic white-washed space as much as the next design junkie, but we're starting to gravitate towards a more layered and colorful look these days. If the idea of sculptural shapes, deep green tones, and fuzzy textures is getting you excited, you're not alone. We spoke to the president of CB2, Ryan Turf, to get his opinion on the latest trends to hit the floor, and let us just say, we have quite a few pieces in our online carts.
Meet the Expert
Ryan Turf has been at CB2 since 2008 and currently serves as the furniture company's president.
"This season is all about big, confident design that kind of dares you to take risks," Turf says. "While we always push ourselves creatively and aim to inspire our shoppers in cool new ways, this season really delivers on a new level. The pieces are rich, the collection is edited but the mix of styles and materials allows you to be really unexpected in your design choices." We couldn't agree more.
Keep reading to explore some of Turf's favorite decor trends that will instantly elevate your space.
It's time to rethink that old, lumpy couch—CB2's Logan Grey Boucle sofa will make any standard couch look lackluster. The latest offerings all have sculptural silhouettes inspired by French and Italian design. "We're really inspired by street style [and] those incredibly stylish people who make it all look so effortless," Turf explains.
But how do you translate fashion trends into the home? "To us, that translated into a collection of unexpected, cool pieces that feel boutiquey but with a European sensibility," he explains.
If there's a better combination than cool marble and warm wood, we'd like to know. CB2's Santoro coffee table has that undeniable European quality with the wide legs turning in toward the center of the table. The best part is that it's super versatile and would look as chic in front of a navy velvet Chesterfield sofa as it would a bright white swivel chair.
Dining chairs are a really easy way to introduce a sculptural element to a room. In most dining rooms, the only furniture pieces are the chairs and a table, so you're a little limited in terms of opportunities to be creative with shape. Dining tables can be tricky because they generally need to be either round or rectangular. On the other hand, chairs are easy because, as long as they're comfortable, they can be any shape you desire.
Emerald and Olive
Jewel tones tend to re-emerge in the home space every year, but CB2 predicts one shade will dominate: green. "Color is so personal, but the different shades of green are my favorites," Turf admits. "Whether it's the Channel office chair or the olive green leather sofa, the color is both classic and of the moment."
Mimicking nature is always a good idea, and we can't think of a better way to do that than by pairing green with wood. The Warren chairs are bright enough to make a bold statement, but not so bright that they overtake the space and hog all of the attention.
If deep tones aren't really your thing, but the idea of a completely neutral space doesn't seem appealing, consider adding a few moments of color here and there using accent pieces. Vases are the perfect vehicle to introduce a touch of color without going too big.
Fall is the ideal time to introduce textured items to your home to make it feel cozier and inviting. From sheepskin throws and faux-fur rugs to raw-wood headboards and leather sofas, the texture was top-of-mind for CB2's design team. "Good design always incorporates a combination of textures and materials," Turf says. We love a good sheepskin throw in lieu of a cable knit or cotton blanket.
This fuzzy chair may be our favorite pieces at CB2. It completely encapsulates the idea of "hygge" without losing its chic quality. Plus, the contrasting colors add an immediate cool factor.
Upon first glance, the Lawndale may look like your run-of-the-mill midcentury-inspired daybed. However, if you look closely, you'll notice that the leather has a very subtle distressed quality that completely upgrades the piece in terms of texture. This will definitely become your go-to for movie nights and morning coffee.
Tufting might be associated with '80s décor, but the trend is coming back in a big way. CB2 acknowledged the trend with a few star pieces that completely reinvent the trend. One of them, the Forte sofa, will become the instant centerpiece of the room.
An oversized tufted ottoman is one of those amazing multifunctional pieces that will make you wish all of your furniture could serve more than one purpose. Ordinarily, an ottoman is a leg rest, but this one, with its tufted design, can function as a coffee table, a chair, or, of course, a leg rest.
Your space may look like it's nearly complete, but it's missing that one finishing touch. In a bedroom, that missing piece could be a tufted bench. Sometimes, the bed may not be long enough to fill an awkwardly large space, making the room feel empty. A bench is a perfect way to fill that space out a bit more without creating another "area" in the room. You could also use a tufted bench in place of two dining chairs at the table.