By: Ashleigh VanHouten

We know the tufted look in furniture isn’t exactly brand new – in fact, the classic tufted leather Chesterfield sofa has been around pretty much forever – but a recent trip to North Carolina’s High Point Market shows, without a doubt, that the style is undergoing a modern resurgence, and the look is luxurious and sexy.

The look is showing up in unexpected materials, colors and materials: for instance, Decca Home used tufted metal as accent on a new furniture collection, and Stanley Furniture, Ambella Home,

Burton James, and Pearson Furniture (among many others) all had exciting new takes on tufting for their chairs and sofas.

The deep hue of these tub chairs from Pearson Furniture make for a modern and eye-catching statement.

The deep hue of these tub chairs from Pearson Furniture make for a modern and eye-catching statement.

A gorgeous apple-green tufted sofa from Ambella Home.

A gorgeous apple-green tufted sofa from Ambella Home.

Of course, the tufted look isn’t limited to furniture. York Wallcoverings offers a Tufted Fabric raised-print pattern that adds that same decadent, fun, textured look to a statement wall. It’s dramatic, sure, but as High Point showed, we’re all looking for a bit of drama in our designs!

Tufted Fabric is from the Augustine collection by York Wallcoverings.

Tufted Fabric is from the Augustine collection by York Wallcoverings.

What do you think of the tufted look?