Color Crush: Navy Blue

Navy is timeless. It’s neutral. And it’s rich. When you choose navy furniture and accessories in this important color you can’t go wrong. Navy offers a sense of Americana that’s true blue. Here are five pieces that would make your room bold and timelessly on trend.

The Alexis Navy Wingback Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Navy Upholstered Bed

The rich navy bed is a wonderful contrast to crisp white bedding. The color combination is classic.

The Clyde Linen Chair is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Navy Accent Chair

A Midcentury Modern-style chair in navy blue is a sophisticated choice for seating. Place two by the fireplace, one in a grouping with a sofa or loveseat, or use a few at a table for a chic dining experience.

The Beatrix Settee is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Navy Settee

Navy is also a wonderful color for traditional style homes. This settee offers elegance with tufting and carved legs. Place it at the foot of your bed, in a foyer, or use it as seating with a farmhouse style table.

The Mulberry Navy Table Lamp is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Navy Lamp

Add a touch of color to your end table with a navy lamp. The linen shade provides contrast, and both the base and the shade add texture. When lit, the lamp will highlight the beautiful shape and color of the base, putting a spotlight on itself.

The Martha Navy Bench is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Navy Bench

Put a bench at the foot of your bed or in your foyer to offer a comfortable spot to sit and unwind. When it’s in navy, the look is chic and sophisticated. It pairs beautifully with gray, beige, white or khaki walls, and the metal legs provide a sense of luxury.

Chintz Is Back

 

Remember chintz? The floral fabrics that gave your home an English country look. It had its heyday in the ‘80s, and it’s back in vogue. In fact, designer Tory Burch opened her Paris flagship store last summer, covering the walls and windows of the VIP room in iris-print chintz.

Chintz is a glazed fabric that’s easily wiped down and dusted, which makes it practical. Patterns are often bright and colorful, and often floral. Add a chintz-covered chair to a living room or bedroom sitting area for a soft touch. Cover your dining chairs in chintz for that English country feel. Or simply pick up a few toss pillows. You’ll not only be on trend; you’ll be ready for spring.

 

Introducing NB2, Nigel Barker’s Modern Collection

Last year, we introduced NB1, a collection of furniture designed exclusively for Art Van by esteemed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, inspired from Nigel’s travels around the globe. This year we are excited to introduce NB2, a curated collection of modern pieces that were inspired by Nigel’s love of creating a serene retreat at home.

Like a life well lived, design should be multifaceted and meaningful, says Nigel. The modern, clean lines and sophisticated silhouettes are the hallmark of the collection. Rich, neutral colors offer a classic, timeless palette, and signature pieces turn into focal points around which you build your room.

“I’ve always aspired to be timeless and chic, and the sleek silhouettes and classic shapes of my new collection will help you make the most of your space without giving up comfort and elegance,” says Nigel. “Pulling inspiration from my life, NB2 is a calm oasis – a place of peace with minimalism at its heart. My hope is that you will unwind and recharge in style, enjoying time well spent with friends and family.”

From Big to Small, Your Must-Haves for Fall 2017

Fall is all about returning indoors, getting back into a routine and preparing for the magic of the holidays. It’s also time to give your interiors a fresh perspective. While it’s fun to give your room an entire new look, you can also update your style with a few well-chosen accent pieces.

 

We caught up with Broc Clark, Art Van Furniture Creative Director, and got his take on what’s hot for 2017. From big to small, here are his picks for fall:

 

 

If you can get just one accent …

Update your room with faux fur, says Broc. From pillows to throw blankets to ottomans and chairs, faux fur is a hot trend that adds a sense of luxury and texture to your space, instantly warming it up.

 

If you can buy one piece of furniture …

Make it a farmhouse table, says Broc. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and a sturdy farmhouse table feels welcoming, setting the stage for everything from meals to homework sessions and arts and crafts.

 

If you are going to redecorate one room …

Focus on your home office/guest room, says Broc. The holiday season often brings family and friends to town, and the best way to welcome them is with a room in which they can relax. Today’s spaces are often multipurpose, and your home office can easily accommodate an overnight guest.

 

Want more inspiration? Be sure to browse through the new Art Van Fall 2017 Home Catalog, which features all of the latest looks. Then visit your nearest Art Van showroom to see all of the great new items up close. Your home is a reflection of your personality. Make it shine for the season!