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Bewitching Style–Looks that Intrigue and Allure


Want to learn a secret? Take a seat at this table. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

As Halloween nears, there’s magic in the air. While some people ponder things that go bump in the night, it takes more than a ghost here or a goblin there to give us furniture design lovers a thrill. Decor that intrigues, allures and delivers more than meets the eye is what makes our imagination take flight. That’s what makes this…bewitching style.


This console solves a problem every home has. Photo: Hooker Furniture

The 12-inch deep Sanctuary 4-Door Drawer Thin Console does the impossible by transforming slivers of space in hallways and foyers into spacious display spots.


Sculpture is the key to unmasking the stylish intentions of this room. Photo: Henry Bourne, Architectural Digest.

With a modernist masked sculpture that creates texture in dramatic fashion, designer Jacques Grange gives this small London powder room a big dose of gallery glam.


Sit here and table your expectations. Photo: Hooker Furniture

From afar, the Sanctuary Round Aluminum Dining Table looks like a conventional place for your plates. Up close, something unexpected is revealed–a nail head embellished aluminum sheet top that gives this table its hip, urban feel.


Proof that a picture is worth a thousand words…and then some. Photo: Francois Halard, Architectural Digest.

In this guest bedroom of her Manhattan penthouse, designer Diane von Furstenburg mesmerizes all who enter with this portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, arguably the most beguiling actress of all time.


Here’s how to bling your dreams. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

With its button-tufted, antique mirrored baroque frame in elegant silver leaf, the Sanctuary Queen Upholstered Bed has an ethereal fairy tale feel fit for royalty.


This table opens the door to organization. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Sanctuary Round Lamp Table is more than a handsome accent table. It’s also a clever little storage number with front and back doors that open to reveal two spacious shelves for books and knick-knacks.


Console yourself with furniture that wears many hats. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

A jack of all trades, the Sanctuary Four-Door Mirrored Console has mirrored fretwork doors that add architectural interest and lots of sparkle; and is sized right for use in the living room as a traditional display console, as a storage for tabletop in the dining room or the home office as a credenza.


These tiny tables shrink or grow in the blink of an eye. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Whether your gathering is small or large, the Sanctuary Mirrored Left and Right Bunching Tables have got you covered. These swanky accent tables nest together with puzzle-like precision to create a multi-level single serving area. Or use them side-by side for bigger bashes.

Looking to add some bewitching style to your home? Head to Hooker Furniture’s participating retailers through October 31 for special savings on our Sanctuary Collection.


Fall Trends: Furniture Storytelling


A new take on glamour, featuring mixed materials, an industrial touch and European eclecticism comes home in the Arabella Collection. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The home fashion trends for fall 2016 and 2017 will come into focus when the international High Point Furniture Market opens later this month. There, furniture is introduced that will find its way into stores and design studios all over America next winter and spring.

Already, the exciting story lines are becoming apparent. Here’s a look at the trends that will impact home for the next year:


Glam Mix

A new take on French style could be called Modern French or New French. This trend is especially seen in the Arabella Collection, to be introduced by  Hooker FurnitureTraditional French elements are married with clean and modern silhouettes, metals and painted glass (eglomise) to create an industrial luxe look. 


Arabella projects a Modern French look by combining a serene white finish on maple veneer with crackle and champagne shimmer with heavily waxed aluminum tops and eglomise (painted glass). Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Glam Mix takes two of the most pervasive home furniture trends in the last several years — industrial interiors and laid-back luxurious looks — and brings them together for a result much greater than the sum of two parts. The new direction takes industrial style — which can become cold and stark — and makes it softer and more romantic.


The Arabella entertainment center, in a softly rounded silhouette and bun feet, is covered in heavily waxed aluminum for an industrial luxe feel. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Silver Resurgence

The Arabella Entertainment Center reflects another trend for both fashion and home in 2017: a resurgence of silver.


After several seasons in which gold and its relatives of copper and champagne have dominated, silver is starting to surface again in apparel, decorative accessories and home.


One of 25 new pieces in the Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture collection this market, the Bowery 3-Door Accent Chest features striped marble door fronts with stainless steel interiors, legs and door pulls.


The new Melange Zola 4-Door Credenza has a textured silver color, silver legs and oversized clear Lucite hardware. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Material World

Whether you prefer traditional and classic interiors, contemporary modern or a mix of the two, one trend that transcends all style directions is an emphasis on materials and tactile surfaces.


Metals and metallic finishes, natural materials like raffia and stone, carved and painted surfaces all get into the action.


The new Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture Broome Accent Chest is covered in a blush-colored faux shagreen (stingray skin) and accented with gold leaf on the sides, legs and hardware.


The Belmont Wall Unit, in a casual industrial style, offers sliding doors with a bronze-colored metal wrap with nailheads. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Melange Tolli 3-Drawer Chest has a dimensional painted front in a deep jewel-like green. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Hill Country Bexar Leg Huntboard features a Gamble Oak motif inspired by the scrub oaks so prominent in Texas Hill Country. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Bexar Huntboard is part of a major new collection, Hill Country, that takes a deep dive into the artistry, antiques, culture and landmarks of an American region: Texas Hill Country.


Inspired by the rugged beauty, wide vistas and low rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, the collection imparts an authentic American character and exudes the rich heritage of a region.


The Lakehills Wardrobe and Fair Oaks Upholstered Bed in the Hill Country collection has a two-tone finish mixing the main Saddle Brown finish with an antthracite black. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Pinta Trail Strong Box Cocktail Table, LaCoste Wine Cellaret and Little Blanco Steamer Trunk are part of the Hill Country Collection.

Natural Inspirations

Capturing the beauty and allure of rugged coastlines, remote beaches and serene deserts, a major direction identified by global trend forecaster Fashion Snoops is called Cove. This look defines a new shift in contemporary style that is heavily inspired by the natural environment.


The Big Sur entertainment console and cabinets captures the natural, raw beauty of the Pacific Coast Highways seaside cliffs and misty coastline. The highs and lows of the walnut veneers give a rustic look to the style. Hooker Furniture.



Organic inspiration in surfaces and colors is front and center for furnishings like the Chevron Console. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

As interiors take a decidedly contemporary direction today, there can be a tendency for them to feel a little cold or hard-edged. The organic and natural inspiration of furniture like the Chevron Consoleabove, helps soften contemporary interiors and provide a bridge to nature offering more emotional appeal.


Luxe Looks 101–Modern Must-Haves


Modern luxe is this Fall’s must-have look. Photos: Hooker Furniture, Bradington-Young, Sam Moore Furniture.

Modern luxe is having a moment that’s…momentous. Sleek and elegant yet very livable, this trend interprets color, shape and texture in fashion-forward ways that dispel the old-school notion that contemporary design is cold and impersonal. No wonder this is the look everyone is after. Here’s how you can luxe up your home with modern style.

1. Chic Color


With Premier Down seat and loose back seat cushions, the Aldana Sofa is luxuriously comfy from top to bottom. Photo: Bradington-Young.

Like the crisp white shirts style icon Audrey Hepburn wore, the supple leather Aldana Sofa lightens and brightens while providing contrast in a focused way.


The Pierce sofa has comfy down-filled cushions that relax and puddle for a luxe, lived-in look. Photo: Bradington-Young.

The Pierce Sofa spins the color wheel with peacock pride and shows how a vibrant hue creates furniture wow when used the mindful restraint.

2. Metallic Sheen


For understated glam, look to the Skyline round cocktail table. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 The Skyline Round Cocktail Table warms the room with the glimmer of gold in a champagne finish.

3. Subtle Texture


An updated take on a classic, the Tobias wing chair has an exaggerated high back that nods to the past in a modern way. Photo: Sam Moore

Upholstered in a nubby silk-like menswear fabric, the Tobias Wing Chair is all about subtle texture than enhances and adds depth to furniture and interiors.

4. Runway Riffs


Sized right, the Melange Genevieve Console works not only in large spaces but also in small ones like a foyer or hallway. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Melange Genevieve Console looks like it’s wearing a chain-link belt. Outfitted in a rich gold-leafed base and chic leather top, this is a showy little number that’s runway-ready.

5. Arresting Shapes


The Lark Chaise puts a modern spin on Victorian era fainting couches. Photo: Sam Moore.

Upholstered in a tone-on-tone, barely-there warm taupe print, the elegant Lark Chaise is more than swoon-worthy.

6. Geometric Touches


Cushion-cut, silver-leafed doors infuse the Alchemist bar cabinet by Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture with geometric style and lots of sheen.

7. Classic Reinterpretations


The Palisade upholstered shelter bed is a classic beauty with contemporary flair. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Clean lines, a warm brown palette and a button-tufted cushioned headboard with modified wings give the modern Palisade Upholstered Shelter Bed an au courant feel that is a dream come true.

With designs like this, modern luxe is showing why its moment is indeed momentous and why this trend has staying power. If you’re ready to live the luxe life (and aren’t we all?), Hooker Furniture can help.