Being a content creator means that we get to constantly style, restyle, shoot, reshoot and play around every day—and call it my job – we are very lucky. With that job comes the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing brands and makers, but there are certain ones I/my team go back to again and again for good reason. Article is one of those brands. I’ve been a longtime fan. Their furniture (and now decor) is well designed, beautiful and comes at a very reasonable price point due to their direct-to-consumer structure. So when they reached out recently about partnering together before the end of the year to show off some of their new pieces as well as some of our favorites, it was a resounding YES on our end.
As we were prepping this post, we started making a list of all the makeovers that we have used their pieces in and they just kept coming…and then someone would say “oh wait, what about THIS one” and we were all like “ohhh yeahhhh”. It’s great furniture, at a great price point. I recently did a little shopping on their site for this post and snagged the beautiful leather chair you see above and below. It’s good folks—supple leather, refined arms and detailing and man is it comfortable.
Let’s play a little game of which piece is your favorite from all the different pieces we have used. Pop quiz at the end.
Welcome to my favorite sheepskin pelt rug. I originally used it in Birdie’s nursery because VERY cozy rugs are basically required in those types of rooms. Fast forward to now where this rug is not only currently in my living room but it has made it into lots of other shoots. I love it because it’s incredibly soft and larger and than your average sheepskin which makes it usable as an actual rug and perfect for layering on other rugs. 100% lay-on-the-floor/cuddle approved. (Lanna Ivory Sheepskin Rug, 4×6, $369)
My love of poufs has been well documented (especially when I had kids) and this one is my new favorite. Its soft warm tone, perfectly worn-in leather and simple tufting detail make it INCREDIBLY versatile. As you can see, it brings that little bit of warmth/texture needed in my friend’s living room but is also very kid-friendly. No sharp corners to stab any adorable children or pets. (Timpani Charme Tan Ottoman, $699)
You may also remember we used it in the Boathouse Makeover last year. It was the perfect piece for this sectional and space. Sometimes sectionals and sofas with chaises are tricky because you feel like they want a rectangle but often can’t fit one, and a square can work but it’s a lot of corners happening. A large round piece often solves the problem as it sure did here. Plus, the leather added warmth in this room and brought in a different finish than linen. It made the space feel a little more welcoming and cozy. Just so you know, it also comes in three other colors. 🙂
Now, while I love that first ottoman, this darker and more modern shaped gal is a CLOSE second. We chose this one for the Portland Project master bedroom because the rich dark tone of the leather really helped to ground the space visually. I love that the material is more on the rustic side but the shape is interesting and modern. HOT TIP: When styling a traditional home, make sure to throw in modern accents if you’re trying to avoid things feeling too stiff or stuck in one style. (Stone Rawhide Brown Ottoman, $649)
As you may recall, my old living room went through a lot of looks but this one will always be my favorite which is incredibly ironic since this was the look I did to sell the house. A very big part of the reason this was my favorite version was this sectional. It simplified the seating area and is the kind of sofa that goes with so many different styles of houses—so I knew it would appeal to a plethora of buyers. I was extremely impressed with it and we all commented on how it just worked so much better than the awesome leather strapping sofa I had that yes, was “editorial” but not very practical. Seeing it in there really made me think “this is what this room wanted the whole time.” I’m even considering getting it for the mountain house because I liked it that much. (Burrard Seasalt Gray Left Sectional Sofa, $1,899)
We used this black leather beauty in the Barn Makeover last year and I truly loved it because of the quality and finish of the leather. Unfortunately, this exact style is no longer available but this one is a very close second option. So if you are in the market for a beautiful and comfortable black leather sofa that is in no way “bachelor” or cheesy, then I can’t recommend it enough. (Alcott Oxford Black Sofa (similar), $1,699)
Speaking of the Barn Makeover, we also chose this blue velvet sofa. The tone of blue was perfect. Moody, sophisticated but still warm somehow. It’s the best of both worlds because it has a style of a “parlor” sofa (what everyone thinks they want) but the comfort of an everyday living room sofa (what everyone ACTUALLY wants). (Matrix Cascadia Blue Sofa, $1,299)
Here is another piece from that shoot and man it is beautiful. I loved this little vignette—the perfect flirty two-person game lounge. This daybed is perfect for any larger living room that needs more seating that doesn’t visually cut off the space with high backs. It’s also great for an office/guest room. Needless to say, it’s super versatile and bonus, it’s also available in yummy cognac leather. (Sven Cascadia Blue Daybed, $1,099)
This sweet living room belonged to our very own Sara Tramp (head of the photography department here) and she can’t say enough about her leather sofa. According to Sara, it’s incredibly comfortable, the quality is awesome and she loves the timeless design. There’s a reason why it’s Article’s most beloved and popular sofa. She loves it so much that she ordered it for her parent’s living room makeover (on the blog in the new year) which is a totally different style than hers which just speaks to the versatility of their pieces. So many fun new projects coming up…did I mention Sara and her boyfriend bought a house they are renovating?! Get ready folks. (Sven Charme Tan Sofa, $1,799)
I normally don’t go for such a modern leather sectional but this was the ideal look for our Barge Makeover. The shape is modern but like the dark brown ottoman in the Portland master bedroom, the warm leather softens the look and feel. They work together perfectly in my opinion and gave this space the depth and softness it was craving. The low back is also deceptively comfortable, there’s tons of room to stretch (even those of you at over 6-feet tall), and its sleek profile means little to no room flow disruption. Plus, it’s just a cool sofa. (Mello Left Arm Corner Sectional (similar), $3,899)
This is one article you have probably seen a lot. And for good reason. I have had this credenza in my new living room since day one and it’s not going anywhere. It’s perfect. The tone of wood is dark but warm, the style leans mid-century modern but is “modern” modern and it has a ton of storage space. I hear that’s important in a “storage unit.” I honestly can’t recommend it enough. Bonus: If you have a smaller space, Article just launched a 47” two cabinet version of this credenza. And man is it cute in mini. (Seno Walnut 71″ Sideboard, $1,199)
We borrowed this sideboard for the Greenhouse Makeover and it was the perfect addition. When you are styling a very light and neutral space, you need to bring in some warmer toned pieces to give it dimension. This sideboard was the perfect warm tone and its very angular design contrasts the soft textures, pretty plants and rounded furniture. Visual tension is the goal for any well-designed room. The dining table in this style also has some really great industrial elements. (Madera Oak 65″ Sideboard, $1,249)
The Portland Project: Downstairs Media Room (SNEAK PEEK)
PORTLAND SNEAK PEEK ALERT. Hold the phone because those curved wood arms on that accent chair are everything. This piece is so simple but also so special which is basically the reason I love all of Article. And I know I sound like a broken record at this point but this accent chair totally grounds the space. It’s warm, happy yet elegant and gives that contrasting colorful pop the space needed. (Pender Charme Tan Chair, $799)
The Portland Project: Lower Deck (SNEAK PEEK)
This is the lower deck of the Portland Project and was my first time using Article’s outdoor furniture. No surprise here: I am a fan. The dining table and sofas are all Article and if I say so myself they look awesome. We actually used their lounge chairs too but we didn’t show you because we didn’t want to give too much away. 🙂 Just like all of their other pieces, they are modern, extremely versatile and very well made. I know it’s winter but whenever you are ready to invest in your outdoor space do yourself a favor and check out Article. Their outdoor furniture is made for the the harshest of elements and in true Portland fashion, it poured on those pieces and they’ve held up so well. (Teaka Dining Table For 6, $1,099 | Calo Graphite Sofa, $1,999)
Well, there you have it. Like I said, their pieces are both super versatile (i.e. can work with a lot of different styles) but also pretty stylistic in that they feel modern with special details. Oh, another selling point for this brand is that their ship time is great. No more waiting impatiently, staring at your window/refreshing your tracking number for four months waiting for your furniture. Arlyn maaayyyy be using some of their dining room furniture in her Makeover Takeover she’s working on and it only took two weeks from when she placed the order. To top it off, they delivered on a Saturday (prayer hands emoji), were on time (heck yes) and super nice (BONUS). And if you aren’t totally satisfied with your purchase, you have 30 days and they will come back to pick up the piece after you have tried it in your own space. Thank you to Article for always being awesome and great to work with. Can’t wait for all of our 2019 makeovers (we already have a lot on the calendar) and to continue to show off and enjoy more of their pieces.
Which one of their pieces is your favorite from the makeovers that we have used them in?
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