Contemporary Classics: Modernizing Timeless Elegance at Home 

Welcome back to Style at Home. I’m thrilled to have you back as we continue our exploration of the enchanting world where tradition meets a fresh perspective in design. Last week, we delved into the art of infusing classic spaces with creative updates, and today, I’m excited to continue the conversation, and highlight a few more of our favorite pieces from our timeless furniture collection. It also brings me immense joy to announce that today marks the commencement of our highly anticipated 20% Off Upholstery Sale – the perfect time to update your home with an amazing sofa, fabulous swivel chair, stylish ottoman and everything in between! So, let’s embark on this design journey together, discovering how our furniture pieces embody the spirit of new traditionalism, blending the elegance of the past with the vitality of the present. Welcome to a world where every piece tells a story, and every room becomes a canvas for your unique style. Let’s make your spaces extraordinary! 

The Ellison Wingback 

At Nell Hill’s, we understand that the phases of life within a room may prompt a desire for refreshing beyond mere design preferences, like accommodating lifestyle changes and evolving aesthetics. This chair serves as a versatile canvas, allowing you to curate an environment that complements your personal taste, no matter the circumstances surrounding the design update.  

We like to think that upholstered furniture is always the “star of the show”, but in some spaces, that might not be the case. Maybe art is really your love. How do you build a space to highlight that? Your furniture pieces can and should absolutely work towards that goal with you! Consider your space as a curated gallery where upholstered furniture plays a supporting role, enhancing and harmonizing with other artistic elements. With clean lines and an intriguing yet subtle fabric, this chair gracefully adds to the artistic allure of your space without overshadowing your beloved art pieces, making it a perfect companion for those who cherish the visual narratives within their home. 

The Murphey Swivel Chair 

This customer favorite is a versatile piece that effortlessly combines contemporary flair with timeless traditional elements. This chair is available for custom order, allowing you to choose from a variety of fabric and leather options, but for those seeking immediate transformation, the stunning Stetson Chestnut leather is available for quick ship. The medium tone of this leather promises a beautiful patina that deepens over time, infusing your room with richness and character. A true design gem, this swivel chair boasts crisp lines and a modern personality while still embracing traditional charm, thanks to the exquisite French seam detail and an antique-inspired feel. To complete the ensemble, consider adding the matching ottoman, offering both comfort and a seamless design continuity to your curated space. 

The Tenley Sofa 

As you walk the showroom floor, you’ll find a wide variety of pieces that are designed to seamlessly integrate contemporary updates into timeless traditional styles. In this sofa, my affinity for straight lines and structured pieces meets the resurgence of curved elegance we saw popping up all over market, offering a perfect balance without veering too far into passing trends. The innovative design, featuring two bumpers on the inside of the frame, injects a fresh spin, updating the entire aesthetic. The trend of upholstery extending to the floor, also observed at recent markets, is beautifully embodied in this piece, breathing new life into classic patterns like these ticking stripes. Discover how a classic stripe can take on a contemporary allure when paired with updated or modern elements, creating a harmonious fusion of enduring charm and modern sophistication. 

The Avery Sofa 

Skirted and dressed to the nines with a beautiful pillow and throw combination, this Avery sofa proudly sits at the front of the shop to greet everyone as they enter.  

While we often celebrate bold and eclectic choices, the understated elegance of a neutral sofa opens up endless possibilities for personalization in other ways. Create visual interest with vibrant pillows and throws, allowing you to refresh your space effortlessly. The versatility of a neutral piece is its ability to seamlessly transition between rooms, making it an ideal choice for those who love to experiment and redecorate frequently. The petite design is a perfect fit for smaller spaces, offering comfort without overwhelming the room. Perhaps my favorite detail of the piece is the contemporary take on the classic English arm, merging the clean lines of a track arm with the graceful curvature of the traditional English arm. It’s the culmination of these thoughtful details that effortlessly elevates your space, striking the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. 

As we explored the creative updates and fresh perspectives in our recent post on redefining classic spaces, I enjoyed turning the spotlight to our exquisite collection of furniture. The 20% Off Upholstery Sale, starting today, opens a world of possibilities for infusing new life into your living spaces. With each piece carefully curated to harmonize with the spirit of modern traditionalism, our furniture beckons you to indulge in the art of timeless comfort and sophisticated design. Embrace the allure of the new traditional, where craftsmanship meets creativity, and let your home narrate a story that resonates with your unique style. At Nell Hill’s, we’re not just furnishing spaces; we’re crafting narratives, and we invite you to be part of this enchanting tale.

Be sure to mark your calendars! I’d love to invite you to our upcoming Upholstery Education Event on Thursday, January 18th. Join us for an evening of education and inspiration! We’ll be sharing information on upholstery construction, selection, design and care. Hear about building inspired spaces around upholstered pieces from our knowledgeable design team, learn about the versatile, practical, and great-looking performance fabric options with our fabric department, and hear about upholstery cleaning and care from our resident textile care experts. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have some goodies prepared for you – RSVP here. Light refreshments provided.