Luxury furniture can easily be defined as high-end furnishings that are considered exclusive and rare, with creative materials and styles that make them unique. Every piece of furniture can be luxurious, no matter its function or the room that it’s placed in. At Cantoni, our luxury furniture spans a wide range of categories and different brands, many of which hail from Italy. Keep reading to learn more about luxury furniture, how to style it in your home, and what pieces you should keep an eye out for.
Importance of Luxury Furniture
Luxury furniture definitely isn’t a must in a modern home. It’s exactly what it claims to be… a luxury. However, luxury furniture has significant advantages that one should consider before furnishing their home. Let’s explore these advantages:
Materials are the first thing one sees when judging the quality of luxury furniture and they can often make or break the design. Furniture brands that produce luxury furnishings take pride in the materials that they use, typically opting for ones that are made of the highest quality. Marble, ceramic, exotic woods, fabric and leather, and glass are prevalent materials that you can expect to see when shopping for your new luxury piece.
The biggest difference between luxury furniture and all others is the quality. Oftentimes, luxury furniture is handcrafted by talented artisans who pay close attention to the minute details, something that can be overlooked in other furnishings. Because of their handcrafted nature, luxury furniture can sometimes have longer lead times than other pieces of furniture, but the product is certainly well worth the wait.
The longevity of the product is directly tied to its quality. And because the quality is there in luxury furniture, the longevity is also there. When you buy furniture for your home, you want it to last, and this is a good thing to consider when you’re thinking about investing in luxury furniture. While all of our modern furniture at Cantoni is crafted of the highest quality, there’s something about luxury furniture that just ages like fine wine.
Factors to Consider When Buying Luxury Furniture
In addition to the advantages listed above, there are other factors that should be considered when purchasing your new item. For luxury furniture, price is one of the biggest barriers but at Cantoni, we want you to think beyond that. Think about the price in relation to the quality of the product and the longevity that it’s bound to provide you. If you end up purchasing a non-luxury product, while still high in quality, it may not last you as long as a luxury product might. You’ll end up having to purchase new furniture in a shorter time frame, ultimately spending the same amount or maybe even more than if you were to have purchased the luxury item in the first place.
While we mentioned materials in the section above, it’s also important to note that you should consider what materials your item should be in relation to how you live your life. If your home has high-traffic areas or residents who are prone to messes – namely young children and pets – you might want to consider opting for materials that are durable and easy to clean, such as ceramic, glass, or even lacquered products. However, if you live a low-key lifestyle, your options are open to a wide variety of products. These factors aren’t a necessity, but they certainly are something to consider before purchasing.
Luxury Furniture Styles
Within the overarching ‘modern’ style of furniture, there are many sub-styles that are available to choose from. Ultimately, what you choose depends on your style choice and what your existing furniture says about you. Keep reading to see some of our favorite pieces for each room of the home, showcased in various modern styles.
Malerba has a unique style that is hard to replicate and is ideal for those who are transitioning into a more modern style. Their collections boast a sophisticated appearance with plenty of refined materials and high gloss elements. Their Perfect Time bedroom collection combines geometric lines, where dark wood and metal finishes are enriched by bright fabrics and leather colors.
In this Atlanta new build, Cantoni designer Kohl Sudnikovich utilizes Cattelan Italia’s Nelson King Bed and Ciro 2-Drawer Nightstand, two luxurious pieces that are crafted of rich walnut wood, bringing the organic beauty of the outdoors into this bedroom space.
For those who are looking for a more minimal or neutral style, Calligaris’ Softly King Bed is a great option! With its simple lines and light grey fabric, this is a bed that will fit right in with various bedroom spaces and color palettes. In this image, Softly is paired with the Universal Nightstand, another minimalist option, and can be further stylized with the Universal Dresser for a cohesive look!
The living room is where Cantoni shines when it comes to luxury furniture. Our vast selection of high-end, Italian-made pieces makes it easy to create a space that you’ll covet and spend many hours lounging, entertaining, and making memories in.
Timeless design can come in a wide variety of looks and Malerba’s Fashion Affair collection is a prime example. While it offers pieces for every room of the home, this collection’s living room pieces provide you with a complete look of refined and sophisticated taste. Our favorites are the Fashion Affair Sofa and Fashion Affair Club Chair, as seen in this project designed by Richard Bustos.
Fiam’s Cannage Cocktail Tables are the ideal way to not only bring a pop of color into your living space but also to create a compelling story by allowing for the different sizes to be nested together. Cannage is one of those designs that will look good anywhere and will create a lasting impression in both minimalist and maximalist homes.
Love modern design but often shy away from the sleek whites that often accompany it? The Air Entertainment Wall Unit from Lago is a happy medium with its mix of natural Wildwood, matte light grey glass and lacquer, and clear glass.
Bontempi Casa’s Artistico Dining Table is the perfect blend of sleek and elegant design, showcasing modern style that is not quite minimalism, but something akin to it. Its dynamic look begins with its metal legs, which twist around one another, adding a sense of character. This dining table is ideal for those looking for a neutral option for their dining space or who plan on entertaining a large group – Artistico is able to easily seat up to 10 people.
The Royalton Sideboard from Cattelan Italia creates the look of finely crafted jewels thanks to its titanium lacquered case, effectively showcasing an art deco flair. This luxurious piece offers ample storage to hold all of your dining room needs while boasting a style that is unlike any other.
Go bold with the Black & More Bar Cabinet from Malerba. This high-gloss design speaks to those who covet the most luxurious pieces with its dark and dramatic appearance. Furnish your dining room or any additional space with this statement-making design and watch as it elevates your home, not only in style but in functionality as well.
Your home office should inspire your best ideas and it all starts with the furniture that you put in it! Our selection of luxury office pieces is expansive enough to fit a wide variety of lifestyles.
Made by the Italy-based office furniture brand, Quadrifoglio Group, the X5 Desk provides you with everything that you might need when it comes to working from home. Its return and additional drawer pedestal allow for extra storage space while its elm “eco veneer” adds a touch of warmth to your office space and as an added bonus, is easy to clean and scratch-resistant.
Malerba’s Black & More collection extends from other areas in the home into the office with its striking executive desk, executive chair, and guest chair. Sophisticated but with a pop of color, this office collection is equipped with everything you need for a successful workday.
And what is a home office without extra space for organization? Cattelan Italia’s Airport Wall Support Bookcase is available in a wide variety of configurations and materials. Depending on your color palette or lifestyle, Airport can bring warmth to your office space with rich walnut or can create a more lasting statement with darker wood and metal accents.
How to Mix and Match Luxury Furniture Styles
Mixing and matching different luxury furniture styles can seem daunting but is an easy and fun way to create a unique and stylish living space. From various materials and shapes to different colors and sizes, Cantoni’s expansive selection of luxury furniture makes it easy to create a style that is uniquely your own.
Choose a unifying color scheme. Start by selecting a color palette that will tie your different furniture pieces together. This will help create a cohesive look even if you’re combining different styles.
Mix different textures. Combine textures such as leather, velvet, and wool to add depth and dimension to your space. This will help create visual interest and make your furniture pieces look intentional.
Create a focal point. Choose one piece of furniture to be the focal point of your room and build your design around it. This could be a statement sofa, a unique dining table, or a striking piece of artwork.
Balance your pieces. Make sure to balance the weight and scale of your luxury furniture to create a harmonious look. For example, if you have a large statement sectional, balance it with a couple of smaller accent chairs or a side table.
Consider the styles. Think about the styles of luxury furniture you’re mixing and matching. While different styles can work together, it’s important to ensure that they complement one another. A mid-century modern piece, for example, might not pair well with a more glossy, sophisticated piece.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Mix and match with confidence and experiment with different combinations until you find what works best for you and your space. Remember that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to interior design and what matters most is creating a space that reflects your personality and style.
Tips for Maintaining & Caring for Your Luxury Furniture
Luxury furniture is an investment that you want to last for many years, so it’s always important that it is properly maintained and cared for. Here are some of our universal tips on how to keep your luxury furniture looking its best:
Follow manufacturer instructions. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and care. This will ensure that you are using the right products and techniques for your specific piece of furniture.
Clean regularly. Regular cleaning will help prevent dust, dirt, and grime from building up on your furniture. Use a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner attachment to gently remove any debris.
Protect from sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause fading and damage to certain types of materials. Use blinds or curtains to protect your furniture from excessive sunlight if possible.
Rotate cushions. To prevent uneven wear, rotate the cushions of your sofa, sectional, or armchair regularly.
Use coasters and placemats. To avoid scratches and stains, use coasters and placemats on your luxury furniture. This is especially important for materials such as glass, wood, or glossy surfaces.
Keep pets away. Pets can scratch, chew, and damage furniture. If possible, keep them away from your luxury furniture to avoid any accidents.
Use the right cleaning products. One of the most common reasons that furniture of any kind can be damaged is using the wrong products to clean it. Take care to always use the right cleaning products for your furniture. Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish, unless required to do so by the manufacturer’s instructions.
Address spills and stains immediately. Accidents happen, so it’s important to address spills and stains as quickly as possible to avoid any permanent damage. Blot the spill with a clean cloth and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Luxury furniture is a worthwhile investment and has the ability to elevate your entire home. It’s important to understand the commitment that you’re making when purchasing luxury furniture – this is furniture that you’ll cherish for years to come, so proper knowledge and care are a must.
We hope that this provided some insight and helped you make an informed decision on what luxury pieces to get at Cantoni! Be sure and follow us on our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on what’s new and exciting in luxury furniture.