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.
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.
The Weston chaise with floral and dotted throw pillows, and black & white Penny Pouf. Love the combination of patterns.
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.
One of my favourites… the Harlow ottoman in metallic leather with nailhead detailing, by Jane Lockhart.
Sofa style 2114 with throw pillows in animal print, solid, and damask. Basically, the Gwyneth Paltrow of sofas.
Penny Poufs in candy-colored tweed. These versatile charmers are twin ottomans and can be used as additional seating when entertaining. Win-win.
The Sutherland welted sofa, by Jane Lockhart. Love the square cushion details.
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.
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.
3) Watercolour hues and prints.
The Natalie accent 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.
Condo-size tufted Josh sofa with accent pillows and citron leather ottoman.
The Jonas sectional.
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!”
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.
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!