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Swanky Seats for the Holidays and Beyond

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Light green, turquoise and silver give this living room its chic feel. Photo credit: BHG.com

Soon the holidays will be upon us. At my house, we barely give trick-or-treaters the boot before starting to deck the halls in order to reach our goal of Thanksgiving Eve completion. This year, we’re planning three Christmas trees (fabulously faux, of course). The master bedroom suite tree will drip sentiment, laden with family ornaments. Tucked into the dining room will be a skinny mini doggone delight filled with memories of Murphy, Jackson, Harry and Bertie (the family corgis over the years). And in the great room will be the grown-up tree with heirloom baubles and lots of sparkle.

Whether you’re as crazy for Christmas as my lot, or limit yourself to a single statement tree in the living room (above) or a petite one in an apartment corner (below), we’re all in the same boat when it comes to figuring out the right balance of pretty and practical in holiday prep.


This home spins the Christmas color wheel in a non-traditional way with a pink and green palette that feels fresh and fashion-forward. Photo credit: BHG.com

For example, in addition to swagging garland, there are menus to plan, spare bedrooms to freshen up and seating problems to ponder (so many people, so few comfy seats!) No need to Grinch out at the thought of seating because this year, it’s easier than ever to give guests the perfect swanky seats on which to perch, first during the holidays and then beyond. Here’s how…


Because it stretches 90 inches, the Linosa Charcoal sofa is roomy enough to hold a crowd during the holidays.

Not only does the Linosa charcoal sofa seat several guests comfortably, it puts a contemporary spin on a Chesterfield classic with its menswear-inspired cover.


The Risqué Spring Swivel Chair is so relaxing, guests will feel like they’re sitting on a cloud.

The Risqué Spring Swivel Chair adds a touch of color and Mid-Century Modern style. This ultra-comfy chair is sized right for many spaces like the guest bedroom, next to the fireplace to create a reading nook, paired up across from the sofa and of course at your home office desk. And because it swivels, guests can simply spin to take in the action.

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Leather is easy to clean in case guests has an oops moment with snacks or beverages.

When it comes to seating lots of family and friends, nothing beats the Axis Linen 3-piece stationery sectional. It’s well-proportioned with generous seat and back cushions and is sheathed in a cream-hued luxe leather that’s runway-ready.

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The Bermuda Black Loveseat thinks big.

The Bermuda Black Loveseat features classic dressmaker details like contrast top-stitching while delivering state-of-the-art technology not often found in compact seating like dual power recline buttons that operate independently of one another.


The Light Brown Small Cube Ottoman is feet-worthy…and more.

Layer in a couple of Light Brown Small Cube Ottomans because they’re so multi-functional. These nifty little 21-inch cubes, covered in cool hair-on-hide leather, can double as side tables or impromptu seating. Push a pair together to create a coffee table of bench at the foot of your guest bed.


Swanky ottomans in leather or hair-on-hide are fashionable perches for holiday guests or anytime during the year.

The holidays come around just once a year. Like you, friends and family are counting the days until they land on your doorstep. Isn’t it time to treat them (and yourself) to new seating that will make your time together truly comfortable and special? Start now to beat the rush.

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