It seems it wasn't very long ago when the fashion in furniture was to buy whole-room, matching furniture sets. We remember going to department stores with our parents and picking out a matching dresser, bed and two night stands. While matching modern furniture sets certainly still exist today, they seem to be less popular.
Folks seem to really want to create highly personal spaces with a slightly eclectic vibe, with the trend leaning toward creating furniture pairs that pop and create a dynamic duo in a space. We spotted quite a few of these couples in recent house tours; furniture pieces that, while not made by the same manufacturer, share some awesome element in common or have a similar shape, making them more powerful as a pair than alone.
1) Bold outlines and trim: Veronica & Keith's Handmade Chic
2) Metal and wired: Alexis' Modern Glass House
3) Arches and wood grain: David and John's Return Engagement
4) Paint and textile chevrons: Cheyenne Weaver's Gilded Simplicity
5) New blue and retro blue: Matt & Betsy's Color-Inspired Coach House
6) Leather and wood arms: Marina Replicates Her Boston Home
7) Circles and shapes: Michael Moeller's Bachelor Pad Project in the Sky
8) Pillows and poufs: Blythe's Bohemian West Hollywood Cottage
9) Mirrored and metal: Leslie's Mid Century Optimism
10) Woodsy and natural: Francisco's Warm Modern Aesthetic
Do you have any power couples in your home? Pieces of furniture that were bought at different times, from different manufacturers, that when they were placed next to each other enhanced the heck out of themselves and the room?
(Images: Carolyn Purnell, Marcia Prentice, Patrick J. Hamilton, Chris Perez, Matt & Betsy Siber, Dylan Chandler, Beth Bates, Bethany Nauert,)