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Bewitching! The New Look of Leather Furniture

Change is in the air. Photos: AIRBNB, Architectural Digest, Hooker Furniture.

During this —the bewitching month— thoughts naturally turn to unexpected transformations that captivate and inspire. While Dracula’s Bran castle offers a seasonal bite of intrigue, designers here at home are casting a spell year-round by revealing the chameleon capabilities of a classic. This is the new look of leather furniture, and it’s beautifully bewitching.

Chairs sheathed in soft leather refine what it means to dine fine. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

A curvaceous silhouette, combined with slim, shapely legs and dressmaker details, enable these   leather dining chairs to have a feminine spin.

Soft, supple leather and Premier Down cushions make these the most comfy seats in the room. Photo: Bradington-Young.

 In vibrant peacock blue and crisp white, the Pierce Sofa and Sheldon swivel chair infuse interiors with an edgy elegance that bridges mid-century modern and contemporary furniture.

With fashion cues from here to there, this console is more than a table — it’s a haute head-turner. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Genevieve Console is runway ready with a simply stunning, gold-leafed base and black leather top wrapped in a chain-link leather belt.

This little chair-side table delivers big on contemporary chic style. Hooker Furniture

A modern riff on classic Greek fluted cylinder columns, the Ballard end table  adds architectural interest, plus rich color and subtle texture created by a unique mix of wood, Carrera marble and leather.

This swanky seat is designed to turn heads (and more). Bradington-Young.

A modern reboot of a classic silhouette, the Jaxon Swivel tub chair is available in hundreds of leather options which makes it easy to sit and swivel anytime, anywhere in undeniable style.

Mottled leather creates depth, contrast and texture on the doors of this credenza. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Neils four-door credenza  has a modern Asian feel with geometric patterned doors adorned with leather inset panels that are trimmed in gold leaf stainless steel.

This wine rack pops the cork with organic style. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

An urban chic look that blends leather, hardwood, marble and aluminum, the  Studio 7H wine rack combines classic European and vintage elements with modern furniture touches.

If need be, your furry friend will howl at a full moon to score this dog bed. Photo Hooker Furniture.

Hand-crafted using the most exquisite materials in the world, the Fido dog bed taps into one the hottest trends going — canine chic style.

Ready to leather up in a new way? Head to your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer and let the transformation begin.


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Local, Global Flavors Inspire Furniture Styles

The globally-inspired Miramar Collection from Hooker Furniture includes this dramatic poster bed with simple, pure, linear lines in rustic oak with a smoky Arabica finish.

From casual modern looks with a world view, to chic rustic designs inspired by restored downtown factories and breweries, both global and local influences are shaping home fashion trends this fall.

This friendship table and dining/wine cabinet is part of the 40-piece Crafted Collection, taking its inspiration from the wooden countertops, antique copper flooring and wood paneling of restored factory buildings and craft breweries. Hooker Furniture.

The international High Point Furniture Market opens this week, where the collections introduced to retailers and designers are a first look at the home fashion trends you will see in stores and showrooms in 2018.

The Calhoun Chair from Sam Moore has a refined deconstructed look, evoking a sense of community, easy living and authentic craftsmanship.

A dynamic design trio we’ve seen in recent seasons — casual, modern and organic — again plays prominently in furnishings debuting in the furniture capital of the world. Those ingredients give flavor to the globally-inspired Miramar Collection from Hooker Furniture.

Crafted with combinations of rustic oak, flakey oak and salvaged lumber, the Miramar Collection offers simple, modern forms with an organic modern vibe. Hooker Furniture

While design simplicity is the DNA of the Miramar Collection, exotic touches, along with the creative use of mixed materials, give an unexpected allure. For example, the Point Reyes Wardrobe, above, features an intricate, hand-carved sunburst-like design on its double doors from top to bottom.

A creative use of mixed materials gives an unexpected touch in Miramar, including the intricate, hand-carved sunburst-like design on the double doors of the Point Reyes wardrobe.

The Carmel dining room in the Miramar Collection has an organic modern story that pairs flakey oak with salvaged lumber and woven Danish cord on the chairs. Hooker Furniture.

 Along with global and modern design influences, a growing trend in the U.S., often referred to as “New Local’ or “Glocalization” also has a big impact on home fashion trends this season. As the “New Local” trend continues to trickle down from booming cities like Nashville and Austin, trendy urban hangouts are popping up in towns across the U.S. As the shift toward local charm gains momentum, many of these communities are experiencing a resurgence, where old factories are being revamped into trendy apartment buildings and the local coffee shop, craft brewery or distillery are emerging as the “go-to” hotspots for socialization and entertainment.

The panel bed in the Crafted Collection features aged leather panels with button-tufted centers and a low-profile wooden footboard in a rich oak wood tone with hints of burnished black.

Inspired by the rustic charm of restored breweries and factories, the Crafted Collection is constructed of poplar solids and oak veneers in a finish that is reminiscent of a bourbon barrel burnished over time, providing an authentic, aged, character.

A cabinet from the Crafted Collection has an authentic, aged character.

While rustic and casual looks give a sense of hometown charm, romantic silhouettes create a calm and peaceful home refuge in the Modern Romance Collection. 

A rounded, kidney-shaped sofa and chair pairs with a clover-shaped coffee table in a soft taupe-grey finish in the Modern Romance Collection. Hooker Furniture.

In a world that seems to spin faster each day — with new technologies constantly emerging to help keep us connected at all times, creating relaxing spaces to escape from the pressures of modern life is a growing trend in home furniture design.

The Modern Romance Shelter Bed has a serene presence and envelopes you in comfort. Hooker Furniture

A champagne accent finish, antique mirror on selected pieces and metallic threads in accent pillows add a sparkle to the serene look of Modern Romance.

Antique mirror on the headboard, combined with metallic pillows, give a touch of bling to the Modern Romance Collection. Hooker Furniture.

The wood trim on this Modern Romance chair is in the soft champagne finish. Hooker Furniture.

From global to local to romantic refuge, home furniture trends this season transport you to your favorite destination.


Cheers! Perfect Pairings of Wine and Furniture

Perfect Pairings

Find your favorite Hill Country furniture, and we’ve got the perfect wine recommendation.

Whether you’re a devotee of wine or home furnishings or both, you’re sure to love the furniture pieces in Hooker Furniture’s Hill Country Collection. Inspired by the picturesque beauty of California’s wine region, this whole-home group offers a unique aesthetic that imparts authentic American character.

Hill Country’s distinctive look features flat-cut rustic white oak veneer that’s cracked before it’s finished to give it time-worn character. The one-of-a-kind finish is complemented by thoughtful design details that imbue a space with personality. The only question becomes: Which pieces to choose? 

To help you get started, we’ve paired some popular wines with some of the group’s signature silhouettes. Find your favorite wine, and check out the furniture it pairs with—or, start with your favorite furnishings and enjoy our well-researched wine recommendations. Either way, it’s a win-win. Cheers!

Storing your favorite wines has never been more fashionable. We’ve paired the statement-making  La Coste Wine Cellaret with an equally bold Pinot Noir. Both are dramatic yet memorable and are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Lighter yet substantial, the Lloyd Chardonnay Carneros is an excellent example of a full-bodied white wine. Just as this Bexar Leg Huntboard features intricate carvings and turnings that give it dimension, oak and vanilla tones add depth to this wine.

We think you can’t go wrong with a great display cabinet or a delicious Sauvignon Blanc. Both are timeless and work well with others. The Sattler Display Cabinet adds beauty to any space and fits in nearly every room of the home. Meanwhile, the crisp, fruity notes of this refreshing white wine complement just about any food or occasion.

A rich Cabernet is definitely something to write home about, and what better place to compose that note or email than the Lytle Writing Desk? Its distinctive silhouette adds visual interest to create a piece that’s both fashionable and functional. Having a party or gathering? Use it as a buffet or for serving foot and drinks, like this delicious one from Napa Valley.

While trends come and go, classics never go out of style. Hill Country’s wine-friendly pieces offer furnishings in timeless looks interpreted for today’s lifestyles. From intriguing silhouettes and hand carvings to heirloom-worthy finishes, each of these signature pieces has its own inspiration story. Just as each wine offers a distinct profile and story of its origin, each piece in Hill Country has a story of its own. As you decorate, ask yourself: What story does my home tell?