Arm and leg styles. Cushion depth and fill. Height. Movement. Fabric color, pattern and texture. Accessories…et cetera. It’s enough to overwhelm even the most sophisticated furniture shopper! At u-fab interiors, our stylists can help you design the personal home space you’ve always dreamed of — but just couldn’t put into words.
“The biggest challenge for most customers when ordering new furniture or reupholstering is trying to decide what it is they really like,” said Ana Paraboschi, a home interiors specialist at u-fab interiors. “We try to help them get there by asking what piece of furniture they typically use the most in their home on a daily basis, what color clothing they prefer to wear, the kind of magazines they read, if there is a specific piece of art or pottery they love, colors and styles their social media page showcases. What inspires them is usually our jumping-off point in terms of how to select furniture that reflects their personal living style.”
Once we’ve selected the piece, we can get to work helping you choose features (like arm and leg styles), functionality (like cushion height and depth), and, the most fun part: fabric. You can choose from vendor specific options, or you can select almost any fabric from our extensive selection of in-stock and special order options. Our Sample Loan program makes it even easier to choose the perfect fabric for your new furniture. The end result of this process is an heirloom quality piece that looks and feels like it was MADE for your home…because it was!
For ease in ordering and achieving the ultimate design for their dream house, Chaddock Home, one of our premium furniture brands, helps customers do just that. Chaddock’s handcrafted pieces, still overseen by founder Guy Chaddock (since 1958), reflect a customizable high-quality style that runs the gamut from traditional and contemporary to luxe glamour and California indoor/outdoor chic. The brand’s portfolio of upholstery and furniture is sourced and finished exclusively in North Carolina.
“The nice feature of Chaddock furniture is that you can stay within the brand and, yet, still mix things up,” Paraboschi said. “For example, you can put any fabric on any piece and build a nice grouping that mixes design styles, such as modern pieces paired with the traditional classic designs that withstand the test of time. The end goal is to have something in your home that will be transient through different furniture fads. Perhaps a classic couch in neutral tones paired with a cool, eclectic ottoman to spice things up.”
According to Ana and other experts, some of the latest trends in colors are leaning away from grays and bright whites and more toward blues, greens and jewel tones.
“Styles are warmer, more comfy, too,” she said. “We are even seeing an uptick in more comfortable couches and chairs added to workspaces now, whether in the home or at the office. Bottom line, people just want to feel comfortable when sitting on their furniture no matter where they are. At u-fab, we encourage our customers to do just that. We like to feel as if we are helping customers improve their daily lives based on what’s surrounding them at home.”
Your home and the furniture in it should tell your story. Ready to start customizing yours (without the overwhelm)? We can help! Visit our Richmond or Charlottesville showrooms to chat with one of our interior design specialists (like Ana!) today. Or, book an in-home consultation for even more customized design help.
Article adapted from paid content written by Mary McHugh of Brand Ave Studios for Richmond Times Dispatch.