This post is in partnership with Article. All opinions are my own.
It’s been seven months since we made over our main bedroom for the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge (see the main bedroom reveal here) and I’ve been thinking about what we missed. Design challenges are great, but I’m a big fan of taking things slow: slow decorating if you will. It’s so important to take your time and see how you’ll use your space, how you’ll live in it, to determine how you should furnish it. Time lets you see what you forgot, what is too much, and what will bug the heck out of you.
One of the major focal points of the room is the fireplace surround (with electric fireplace insert) that my father and I built together. I wanted it to serve as a cozy spot to curl up with a book or a cup of coffee, but it’s been missing a comfy chair that would make that possible. Another bit that’s been bugging me is the visual emptiness at the foot of the bed. Early in the planning stages for the room, I knew I wanted a bench, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so I skipped it. And I can tell you that every time I looked at photos of the room, my eyes burned a hole in that empty space.
Enter Article, who reached out to help add the finishing touches to our bedroom. Article has original, modern furniture pieces that work beautifully with my modern traditional style. I am a huge fan of mixing furniture styles so a room looks collected (but not eclectic) rather than that straight-from-the-catalog, bought-all-at-once look.
What I like about Article is that they offer a range of modern pieces unique to them, at prices that are fairer than what you’ll see at most furniture retailers. If you’re like me, an introvert through and through, shopping for things from home without ever having to talk to a person is extremely appealing. And if you’re an overthinker and chronic worrier like me, it’s soothing to know that if you don’t like what you’ve ordered, there’s a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. That means if you don’t love it, they’ll come and get it out of your life with a refund minus the original shipping fees.
If you’ve ever added furniture to your cart only to abandon it once you see the shipping fees, Article’s $49 flat rate shipping (or free for orders over $999) is for you. And if you want that extra level of luxury, there are affordable options for in-room delivery and assembly for you at check out.
Let’s get a better look at that furniture.
Our new Level bench in bella tan leather is exactly what I had in mind for the foot of our bed. I’ve mixed a lot of wood tones in this room, so I knew a wooden bench wasn’t the way to go. The black metal legs are modern and simple and the tufted leather is classic with just the right amount of texture.
A king size bed wants a 60″ bench for things to look right, and benches this size at this price are very hard to find. Functionally, we needed a place to stash our extra pillows and blankets, and a place to sit and put on socks in the morning.
Texture on texture on texture on texture. *chef’s kiss*
Now let’s get a look at that chair! It’s Article’s Luxu Chair and it’s a gem. I love it both turned toward the fireplace and turned outward, facing the room. It’s such a sturdy piece but not too heavy for me to move. When I ordered the rug for our bedroom, I was counting on more of an olive color punch. I’ve been searching for the right green chair to bring out the green tones in the rug and this is it! The cedar green velvet has just the right olivey-gray hue to pull out those olive tones in the rug and add that extra color I’ve been craving.
The cedar green colorway has been retired BUT the Luxu is still available in a super luxe navy called nightshade. And if you’re still hunting for the perfect green velvet chair, Articles still has some solid options.
That velvet is seriously SO soft truly elevates the whole piece – it looks muuuch spendier than it is! The seat is on the firmer side, which is perfect for me because soft seats are trouble for my old bones. The back cushion is plush and is stuffed with a fiber down blend. The width of this chair is nice and generous, not quite a chair and a half but definitely roomier than your average lounge chair. There’s lots of room for me to sit with my legs curled up or with a corgi at my side.
Just look at that profile. The tapered walnut legs are a nod to midcentury design, which fits in with so much of the furniture on our home.
Our main bedroom feels so much more finished and comfortable now. Every piece feels intentional, useful, and thoughtful, which is my goal for every room in my house.
Do you have any Article pieces in your home? Have you been wanting to order but have questions? Ask me!