10 Luxe Sofa and Seating Picks from Our Small/Cool Experience That’ll Upgrade Your Space

published May 6, 2022
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living room with muted tone colors, a mix of classic french pastoral style with some modern touches
Credit: Rikki Snyder

Apartment Therapy only has two weekends left of our third annual Small/Cool Experience in New York City, where we’ve taken over an epic space in SoHo and challenged 12 talented interior designers to bring 12 of our favorite style trends to life — each within 120 square feet. If you’re just finding out about it, don’t worry! There’s still time to check out the event, both in-person and virtually.

Are you an NYC local? Then, come visit us downtown any weekend through May 15 to experience the space for yourself — plus, score face time with the creators and our editors, experience workshops, and participate in Q&A sessions. Don’t live nearby? No worries! We’re sharing the goodness online, too, with a dedicated landing page where you can check out the event schedule, designer mood boards, and more.

We’re even helping you shop the event, so you can bring some of the decor trends and furniture pieces to your own home. We rounded up some of our favorite Small/Cool products that are making an appearance in NYC. Next up? A selection of show-stopping sofas and chairs that will elevate even the most modestly-sized spaces with designer-worthy style.

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was $1898.00

Low-slung, low-maintenance, and customizable, this small-space-approved sofa manages to marry classic design with a true sink-in-and-stay-awhile feel. Make it your own with one of nearly 90 fabric options.

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The Novogratz
was $249.00

Take your pick of colors — from gray to light pink — with this compact-meets-cozy armless accent chair. The shape and slanted legs carry a mid-century modern flair, which can blend in well in any empty corner or seat-less living room spot.

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Burke Decor

A top seller for a reason, this chair checks all the boxes: distressed wood frame, modern silhouette, cozy velvet upholstery. Warm up your living room or bedroom corner with this dreamy burnt auburn piece and sit back in style. You can get 20% off with the code SMALLCOOL (exclusions apply). The code is valid through June 1.

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Albany Park
was $1399.00

Besides its comfy foam and feather cushions, the best thing about the Albany Sofa is that it arrives in easy-to-move boxes designed to maneuver through tight spaces. On move-in day (or new sofa day!) it doesn't get much easier than that.

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With its curved back and plush green upholstery, Makeva is unlike other swivel chairs you've seen. Position one next to a neutral sofa, and wait for the complements to roll in.

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was $1670.00

Count on this modern, handcrafted recreation of the popular Basculant Sling Chair to become an instant heirloom. The minimalist tubular frame features an adjustable back, which pairs well with the black-and-white sloped seat for peak comfiness. You can get 10% off with the code Therapy2022, which is valid through June 1.

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Lemieux Et Cie

This sturdy but stylish leather, three-legged stool will more than earn its keep in a living space or multipurpose room. That's because it's a true triple threat: seat, footrest, and makeshift side table — if you trust your guests to be careful.

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was $2699.00

Talk about mixed materials! This comfy dining bench boasts a solid mahogany frame accented with antique brass-finished curved metal arms and back — not to mention the tailored seat and backrest, which are made of durable and stain-resistant Crypton fabric.

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Lemieux Et Cie

Sporting an arched back and flared arms, the walnut Pernelle Arm Chair has curves for days. The texture of the woven rush seat and backrest are eye-catching, making this chair an instant conversation piece. This chair won't become available until July, but you can preorder it now.

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was $1499.00

Chairs are personal, so it's worth showing off your style by investing in a great one. Handcrafted with a mahogany frame, the Jagger Chair feels kind of glamorous while also being inviting and cozy.

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was $4260.00

Whether your style leans Memphis-Deco or something far more minimalist, this '70s-inspired, sculptural metal and bouclé sofa will work in your interior. Place one in your living room or sitting area, and this statement-maker will speak for itself.