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Field Trip: Statum Designs

The showroom at Statum Designs is a playground for me. Oh, the eye candy!  With hundreds of fabrics and furnishing styles, I could spend a whole day there, just reclining on various sofas and gazing longingly at all the latest textiles.

fabric sample room-2

Distinctive interiors begin with distinctive pieces, and Statum’s designs are, frankly, gorgeous. From low mid-century modern sofas to whimsical accent chairs, urban geometrics to plush velvets, it’s impossible not to fall in love with everything.

Statum Designs is a Canadian furniture manufacturer with a solid 30-year history and a foothold in the future. With an on-site manufacturing facility and impressive showroom, their upholstered products and textile selection (Kravet, JF Fabrics, Maxwell, and Robert Allen, just to name a few) will take your home or office from zero to magazine-ready in the blink of a dazzled eye.

Whether classic and cushy or trendy and tailored, their selection is a homeowner – and decorator’s – dream. Statum’s furnishings appeal to anyone looking for truly beautiful upholstered pieces of superior quality and construction. And as any great design company knows, scale is everything, so products range from full-size sectionals and sofas to condo and apartment-size seating. In addition to their own imaginative designs, Statum also manufactures the Jane Lockhart line of furnishings (“Jane”) with its own distinct colours and features.

Statum knows that the beauty is in the details, and, as Charles Eames once noted, “The details are not details. They make the design.”

The proof is here:

Gardener sectional in grey with chrome legs and corresponding ottoman in ruby leather. Look at that colour! It makes me want to bite into that ottoman like an apple… but I won’t.

Gardner sect&ottoman


The Weston chaise with floral and dotted throw pillows, and black & white Penny Pouf. Love the combination of patterns.

Weston chaise


Statum’s showroom manager recently bought a house built in 1959. A couple of ’60s-era accent chairs had been left in it, so she brought them to Statum for reupholstery. Statum created a new chair based on the original design and named it after her. The result? Pure gorgeousness that is right on trend:  the mid-century Michelle chair. 

michelle chair-gold-1


One of my favourites… the Harlow ottoman in metallic leather with nailhead detailing, by Jane Lockhart. 

Jane Lockhart Harlow ottoman


 Sofa style 2114 with throw pillows in animal print, solid, and damask. Basically, the Gwyneth Paltrow of sofas. 

2114 sofa


Penny Poufs in candy-colored tweed. These versatile charmers are twin ottomans and can be used as additional seating when entertaining. Win-win.

penny pouffs-tweed


The Sutherland welted sofa, by Jane Lockhart. Love the square cushion details.

JL Sutherland sofa


As a trade-only resource, Statum works directly with your decorator or designer, and is privy to all the newest styles and upcoming trends, while continuing to pay homage to time-honored classics. I was lucky enough to meet with one of Statum’s talented consultants, Josie Di Maria, who affirmed the following significant design trends for 2015/2016:

1)  Geometric patterns and bursts of juicy colour.

The Elsa wing chair in quatrefoil fabric with raspberry accent pillow.

Elsa quatrefoil wing chair


2)  Mid-century-inspired modern shapes and colours. This huge trend has taken the design world by storm, with no sign of stopping. Hurricane Mad Men!

Style 2070 sectional with Simon ottoman.

2070 sectional & Simon ottoman


3)  Watercolour hues and prints.

The Natalie accent chair.

Natalie chair


4)  Grey, grey, and more grey. It’s one of the greatest neutrals ever, because it looks so good with everything; from tried-and-true whites and creams to the latest infusions of citron and coral. Grey and yellow in particular remain a hot combination. (I could do a completely separate blog post on the merits of a good grey sofa, by the way. Maybe I will.)

Jane Lockhart’s Carson sofa.

statum-JL Carson-sofa

Condo-size tufted Josh sofa with accent pillows and citron leather ottoman.

Josh sofa w:ottoman

The Jonas sectional. 

Jonas sectional-1


5)  Pattern: traditional and urban designs. Chevron and chevron-esque styles, ikat, and watercolour fabrics currently represent some of the biggest trends in textile, while paisleys, damask, and florals never wane in popularity.

Whatever your preference, custom fabrics are  undoubtedly the difference between “Wow” and “WOW-ZA!”

black & white pillow

Rupert wing chair

three pillows

Latika fabric

giveaway pillow fabric

To further demonstrate the power of pattern, Statum Designs has generously provided Hearth & Gable with a pair of custom accent pillows as a giveaway for one of our lucky followers! (Retail value: $500.)  Please visit our Hearth & Gable Interiors Facebook page here for information on how to enter the draw.

giveaway pillows-1

For more information on Statum Designs, please visit their website. And watch this space for an upcoming blog post and photo guide of their fabrication process!



  • Mary-Jean Stubbs

    I hate to say it, but i think my favourite would have to be the paisley swatch above the pillows. And the pillows of course! They are fabulous. If I had to pick a piece of furniture, it would have to be the Gwyneth Paltrow of sofas style 2114. Classic design and simple colour that can be dressed up with any pop of colour/pattern desired. Easier to change pillows than to change couches. Personally, I would use the paisley and the contest accent pillows together. Want those pillows! LOL 🙂

  • Alison Cur

    I really like the Jonas sectional and the accent pillows. I am not usually a “red” person but this combination is vibrant and refreshing!! I also really like the look of the preppy -sweater style-pillows in the last photo:)

  • Alyssa Lederhouse

    I love the geometric patterns with bursts of juicy color. I feel like the geometric patterned chair in the photo would be pretty loud on its own, but adding a bright solid colored pillow totally breaks up the pattern so that it remains very eye catching, without overwhelming. The geometric patterns and bright colors go together so well and seem to allow for more creativity with accent colors that I personally wouldn’t normally use (like fuchsia!). Because of the repetitive nature of geometric pattern, I actually find them calming and very interesting at the same time. I also feel like there is also a lot of variation in geometric patterns (size, color, degree of eye-catchiness/boldness lol) , allowing the decorator to pick one and combine with a splash of color that truly suits their personality.

    • dana

      Geometrics are fun to work with! Repeating shapes or pattern elsewhere in the space really adds visual interest, as well, from a decorating standpoint.

  • Kim

    Love the zig zag throw pillows and all things grey! A pouf IS perfect as stand in seating when necessary. Just learning to work with colour as I lean towards earth tones mostly. Red has been a recent favourite of mine!

    • dana

      Red is such a great accent colour to use with neutrals! Many designers say that every room should have something red in it. 🙂

  • Carolyn

    I am in love, Love, LOVE with the Natalie accent chair (Watercolour hues and prints). Guess that makes me a “girlie girl” but I’ve always loved floral prints; my favourite being roses.


  • ian

    I have a soft spot for dark grey fabric so I think the Gardener sectional looks great. I also think ruby red is just about the best colour to go with it. I like the Sutherland sofa a lot too. I don’t know if it’s because single cushion sofas remind me of beds but that sofa is so soft-looking.

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