Mix & Match: 8 Comfy, Stylish Seats in Real-Life Rooms

published Mar 1, 2014
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Do you ever wonder what a piece of furniture you spot on a store’s website will look like in a real-life room? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices out there or just want to browse photos of spectacular seating that’s working in real-life rooms, we’ve got the great seating choices (and the resources to get them) from popular tours. See how these stylish homeowners and apartment dwellers have taken furniture from popular retailers, mixed in a variety of furnishings, and made these looks their own.

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Top image: In Taryn & Sanford’s Unflappable Abode, two different but complementary sofas are mixed in the living room for a cool and cozy appearance. To recreate a similar look yourself, consider combining CB2’s Avec Tweed Sofa and Crate and Barrel’s Lounge 93″ Sofa in your own favorite fabrics.

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In Parallel Pulse’s Live/Work Loft, a superb sectional anchors the living room area. Recreate a similar look with West Elm’s Tillary 8-Piece Sectional.

Grab a Ghost Side Chair (or a lookalike) from Amazon, like Vana Crupp of Le Papier Studio did.

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Is there any space CB2’s Knitted Pouf won’t work in? Even an eclectic space like Maggie’s Cutest House in Georgetown benefits from its soft texture.

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Krzysztof’s Modern Deco-Inspired Home shows that purchasing a set of furniture from the same retailer creates a sophisticated, powerful look. Grab the Wells leather sofa and chair from Room & Board if you want this room’s feel.

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We’re always impressed when a room with a big IKEA item doesn’t look too IKEA-y, like in Laura & Ray’s Art-Filled Austin Home, where the KARLSTAD sofa in white leather mixes beautifully with their art, textiles and accessories.

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Eva makes these affordable Oh Chairs from Umbra look ultra sleek by adding soft and comfortable sheepskins.

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Bree and Andy mix (in their gorgeous and colorful home) Marais C Chairs with an eclectic variety of other chairs around this table.