As a furniture enthusiast, I love walking into a newly decorated room. I usually fall in love with one aspect of the design or another. Maybe it’s a clock on the wall that has an old charm and low, percussive ticking and tocking. Maybe it’s an armoire that stands high above the other pieces in the room like a protective mother. Maybe it’s the chair that sits in the corner, thoughtfully tucked between a floor plant and an end table. When I find the aspect of the room I like most, I feel like I gain a better understanding of its place among the other items in a particular décor.
Last week, I went to visit an old friend who I haven’t seen since our days in school. He has always had a keen eye for fashion and usually makes impeccable décor decisions. I was excited to see his home and it certainly didn’t disappoint. My favorite piece in his living room was a clean and charming looking corduroy sofa. He told me it was the Broyhill Maddie Sofa, which didn’t surprise me. I’ve always enjoyed Broyhill’s designs, and this sofa had all of the hallmarks of their quality and craftsmanship. Anyway, the sofa grounded the ensemble with a natural and easy disposition and, along with my host, created a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. I try to remember times like these when I’m decorating rooms in my own home, and I always enjoy the satisfaction of finding that one piece that makes the biggest impact on my design.