Living Room

Natural Instinct

A carefully edited visual experience begins when you enter the living room and spy the seating area, both stylish and inviting. Furniture selections are streamlined and scaled to fit the room – pared down, but not severe, with room to enter the conversation in several areas.

Coming home to an oasis of calm in a loud and busy world can soothe the soul. Upholstery choices should be relatively quiet in terms of pattern and tone for long term appeal. A nature-inspired palette in soft greys, natural linen tones, muted taupes and other earthy tones freshened by creamy whites or watery hues can bring a sense of utter peacefulness to the room.

Then add color and texture with toss cushions, an area rug, finishing accent pieces and artwork, mixing things up to achieve different looks in a room seasonally and over time.

Comfort is Personal

The City Craft sofa and sectional have a clean, timeless style with a seat depth and scale that invites you to stretch out with a good book, or pile on the family, including Rover, for some late night noshing and a movie. Optional down seats and backs are a popular choice.

In any environment, it’s the personal details that become the truest form of self-expression. - Ralph Lauren

The City Craft sectional by Omnia is a popular choice when we don’t want to over-furnish a room. Often a sectional will hold the room, dissolving tension and bringing ease into the home, so it doesn’t look too “piecey” or overstuffed.

As classic as YSL’s Le Smoking tuxedo, our Henessy club chair is the perfect pairing with scotch and cigar traditions in your home. Create a mood that is decidedly masculine with these and other sumptuous leather pieces.

Our luxurious leathers are soft and supple. Hand rubbed finishes include wax or oil pull-up, antique, crackle effect and glove soft in a wide range of colorways including rich cognacs such as Burlington Ranch plus smoky greys and mineral tones.  Nailhead trim adds a layer of interest. All top grain hides, full aniline dyed.

With Italian beginnings, Omnia has designed a selection of sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans, many with storage options, to complement your lifestyle from casual to refined. Hand craftsmanship, a keen eye for detail and the know how to build comfortable leather seating mean these pieces are built to last a lifetime.

Beautiful Barrymore

Exclusive to Country Living Furnishings & Design in Calgary and area, we are proud to represent Canada’s foremost custom upholsterer, Barrymore.

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance - Coco Chanel

BENCH STRENGTH

Grounding the room with clean lines and symmetrical balance, the Dylan sofa grouping is bench-made with refined style, enduring quality and true comfort; it’s simply what furniture should be.

We pay attention to proportion and scale so furniture looks at ease in a room. Barrymore’s stunning collection of sofas, sectionals and chairs come in styles that range from clean, streamlined classics suited to compact city living, to luxurious, larger-scaled pieces that can hold a room of generous proportions. Most styles are available as a sofa, mini-sofa, chair and sectional in various configurations and sizes.

Customization is our forte, so your home tells its own unique design story. Pick a style. Pick a fabric.  It’s that simple. All in a sumptuous array of fabrics adding texture, pattern and color to a room. Choose from a classic collection of herringbone weaves, linens with heft and blends with a soft hand, perfect for upholstery.

HAVE A SEAT

Judge for yourself. For 95 years Barrymore has experimented and innovated with seating to ensure each piece is superbly comfortable. These pieces are made to last a lifetime and they will.

The Perfect Pair

The quality is evident in every Barrymore piece, bench-made by a single master upholsterer – no production lines. Pairs of chairs are always built by the same cutter, sewer and upholsterer.

CUSTOM, ATTRACTIVE AND AFFORDABLE

Choose upholstered seating options from Stylus with clean, classic lines at a price point of exceptional value, all designed and handcrafted in Canada. The Stylus brand is known for “good value”, with a wide range of transitional and contemporary styles, plus a broad fabric selection ready for your custom order.

Size Matters

The proportion and scale of furniture within a room is important when planning furniture layouts and conversation groupings.

For rooms with generous proportions and family-size needs, the 2121 or Masi styles are popular.  Paired with a storage ottoman, or hand-planed coffee and side tables in a patina that allows you to relax with no worries about denting or nicking, you’ll lounge in comfort.

 

The more compact Metro sofa or sectional and slim-lined Kingston with track arms and smaller footprints help to maximize traffic flow and provide visual breathing space.

The ever classic Soho and Mojo sofas, loveseats and chairs fit the bill for a variety of room configurations and design-inspired decors.

COMFORT IS KING

Comfort and quality are key ingredients when it comes to Stylus seating. Our Canadian-made Stylus sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans are built with upgrades and extra details at every stage of construction

Stylus is constantly updating their selection, sourcing the latest fabrics in a wide range of colors. Don’t see anything that perfectly suits you?  We also offer designer fabrics from all of the major fabric brands including Robert Allen, Fabricut, Roma and many more, so pieces can be customized as COM (customer’s own material). The sky’s the limit when it comes to custom upholstery.

Pattern Match

Our designers bring clarity to your vision. We’ll help you sift through the upholstery choices for complementary sofas, sectionals and chairs. The comprehensive collection of Stylus fabrics includes small-scale weaves, smart checks, classic stripes, fashion-forward geometrics, delicate florals, and solids in smooth or textural performance fabrics and colorways that are classic and on trend.

Case in Point

Case goods refer to wood furniture rather than upholstered. We’ve carefully selected and designed beautiful, functional pieces for every room in your home from Camlen, Hudson, Geovin and True North.  Constructed of solid Canadian wood with craftsmanship details such as mortise and tenon joinery, and glide extensions on drawers, they are built to last. Using our design expertise, we’ll also weigh in on scale, finishes, hardware and other details to ensure the piece contributes visually to the overall furniture composition and suits its purpose.

Form Follows Function

This phrase coined by Louis Sullivan, a late 19th century American architect, means an object’s usefulness and purpose should be considered before its styling. Our take is, if you want an object in a room purely for its esthetic appeal, that’s fine – you have to feed the senses. But for furniture used on a daily basis for dining, entertaining, and storage – especially tables, sideboards, media cabinets, coffee and end tables, and bedroom storage pieces – these need to be workhorses first.

Organized Chaos

Families often have serious storage needs and a desire to de-clutter the chaos of active lives. Planning a room with bookcases is a good start. Customized sizes allow you to get the most of every inch. Nesting bookcases, library-style, tall, pint-size and everything in-between, with optional glass or wooden doors, our bookcases will keep visual clutter in check and organized.

 

WELL BALANCED

To provide balance in a room, flank the fireplace with a pair of bookcases. With strong horizontal lines adjacent to the mantle, it contributes to the look of an architectural element. As an alternative to placement above the fireplace, the TV can perch atop a bookcase, or be contained inside the bookcase simply by adjusting shelves. Here too, doors can minimize clutter.

Max Out Media Storage

Increase your capacity to stow and stash electronics with media cabinets ranging from triple wall units with open and closed storage and display to long low-slung consoles grounding a wall-mounted TV above: all in standard or custom sizes, and a variety of finishes. With crown moulding, baseboards and panel moulding, media cabinets can do double duty as attractive furniture and collect electronics along one wall. The bonus compared to built-ins is that these cabinets can be disassembled for ease of moving.