Studio Faves | Textural Décor

Texture Elevates

Texture in a home adds character to décor and is often the statement feature of a room. It also adds dimension to a neutral color palette when you mix textures. From an ultra-chic zebra hide cabinet to a 3D wall art sculpture, infuse every space with style & texture.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Space for Fall

1. Rich Tones

Earthy woods and warm copper metallics make a seriously sophisticated combination for autumn. Natural wood textures amp up the luxe factor of any space, whether it’s a bright cherry wood table or a decadent reclaimed wood sideboard.

2. Storied Objects

From geode objects and candles with a weathered finish to an elegant gold leaf tray, our new accents feature timeless designs with a casual appeal — perfect for any seasonal vignette.

3. Luxurious Seating

Look for graceful silhouettes paired with lavish leather upholstery. Whether an armchair or a sofa, it creates a lovely blend of old and new that will elevate your living area.

4. Delicate Layers

Ultra-soft cotton and simple fringe make an irresistible combination; drape a patterned throw on your favorite armchair or at the foot of the bed for an effortless update.

5. A Plush Landing

Our antique-inspired rugs will add dimension to any space, not to mention an abundance of refined style. Create a global feel with a handwoven patterned rug, and then head for a plush sofa that’s ultra-comfortable and sophisticated.

Upholstery Details


For an elegant, one-of-a-kind look, it’s all in the details. When choosing upholstered furniture, let intricate designs set the tone for the piece and your space, whether it’s ornate diamond tufting on a sofa or streamlined piping on an armchair. See the breakdown of tufting styles, cushion types, and chic accents for more ideas.





As the most traditional type of tufting, button tufting typically features box seams with a round button in the center of each stitch. This traditional style adds timeless detail and depth to any piece.






This style tufting offers a chic, luxe look with button tufting in a diamond-shaped pattern on a single cushion back.






For traditional style with a simple, streamlined finish, consider a sofa or armchair with button-less tufting on the cushions. Button-less tufting creates a quilt-like pattern on a sofa or armchair.






Create a pared-down look with a touch of detail with channel tufting. This style features a series of straight seams along the cushion, either vertically or horizontally.






This streamlined design is achieved with a single cushion and tight tailoring along the back of a sofa or chair, rather than multiple cushions.






For a plush, sumptuous look and feel, consider a cushion back for your sofa or armchair. Cushion-back pieces feature multiple cushions, which are often removable, instead of one large upholstered section.




For an update to a traditional or vintage silhouette, look no further. Nail heads are rounded metal buttons, reminiscent of industrial nail heads, which line the edges of a piece for decorative flair.





Welting creates a high quality, finished look for any piece. Welting consists of a cord covered in fabric that lines the the seams of an upholstered piece and outlines the shape of each section or cushion.








Exposed wood, whether it’s carved legs or an entire frame, evokes a luxurious, handcrafted feel when combined with upholstery in a single piece.

Metal & Wood – A Perfect Match

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In interior design, balance is EVERYTHING.

When trying to find a perfect balance for your space, use interior design 101: elements you already have like lines, shapes, colors, textures, patterns, light, proportion, and materials.

We really love the dichotomy between wood and metal – the warmth of wood combined with the coolness of metal creates a balanced blend that keeps your eye moving throughout the space. Wood is soft, and has a natural charming quality that makes us feel comforted. It feels “alive” and embracing. Wood has a strong connection with the origins of workmanship itself, evoking memories of the ancestral craftsmanship. Metal has a roughness that reminds us of strength; it’s powerful and attractive in a more masculine way than wood, but just as seductive.

The pairing provides us with a great union of materials: nature combined with an industrial vibe.

Tips & Tricks: Using Symmetry for Balance

The human eye is naturally inclined to find symmetrical designs appealing. So it’s no surprise that when designing a room, our designers often double up on everything from chairs to end tables to floor lamps, essentially creating two matching halves that add up to one gorgeous room.

Designing with symmetry in mind adds a sense of balance to your room. But a good rule of thumb is to try and add something that sets off the symmetry just a bit.


Center point: The dining table
Pairing strategy: Table lamps, accent chairs, or sculptural objects
Throw the symmetry off with: A table collection



Center point: The console table
Pairing strategy: Baskets, table lamps, or stools
Throw the symmetry off with: A catchall tray or miscellaneous objects


Center point: The bed
Pairing strategy: Nightstands, table lamps, or artwork
Throw the symmetry off with: Throw pillows or books

Design Class: Luxe And Livable Spaces

Making your home feel both sophisticated and livable is not so simple in reality. Should chairs match exactly? Where to start with mixing accents?  In a quest to demystify that effortless look we love, we break down the elements to master the imperfectly polished look in our own homes.

Lesson No. 1:


Start with easy decorating additions that make substantial statements — a gesture that extends to all rooms of your house. Often you find the best juxtapositions when you just buy what you love and move it around until it finds the perfect placement. Sometimes it’s not about finding the perfect object to complete a room but finding the perfect place for a piece you love.

Here we combined a large, bold statement piece artwork with a massive stone dining table. The colors in the painting are vibrant, while the colors in the table are more muted and calming.

Lesson No. 2:


Furnishings and accents that have stood the test of time share a sense of history and have natural affinity, making them easy to mix and match. Arranged together, these pieces make an eye-catching vignette. We love objects that evoke conversation and things that have a clear history. Try grouping objects and motifs that have historical and classical roots. Chances are, they’ll come together for a display that feels both effortless and surprisingly elegant.

Here we combined a vintage microscope with a few modern accessories. A Grecian-like statue head juxtaposes more sleek and modern pottery.

Lesson No. 3:


We love great shapes and interesting silhouettes. While each piece stands out as singularly beautiful, together they add up to a look that’s artful and rich with personality. It’s an elegant yet playful design mix of streamlined, sumptuous, and salvaged elements. To recreate an equally layered and cohesive look in your home, try combining vintage finds, upholstery, and modern pieces that share similar shapes or curves.

The funky shape of this windmill is a great contrast against the sleek, clean lines of this abstract artwork and reclaimed wood and tin console piece. Add two unique cylinder accents for a well-rounded look.

3 Inspiring Bedroom Looks to Steal

Summer heat calls for lounging by the pool, a delicious margarita, and long summer naps. But who can fall asleep in a bedroom that’s unfinished, or worse – unfurnished?! Check out these three bedroom looks available here at The Arrangement to refresh your summer bedroom.

Rule number one: Don’t be afraid of color! We start with copper brown hues, green on the walls and the spectacular, customizable bed. We add lighter hues of browns and blacks to balance it out.

You love formal, historical style, but you don’t want to live “in a museum.” It doesn’t get much more classically traditional than this – a 17th century-inspired bed adorned with had carved details. Like magic, layers of pillows and this patterned bedding keep the feeling fresh and light.

Glamour and comfort make excellent bedfellows. A bedroom awash in gold is bright by day and suffused with a sultry glow at night. Warmth is of the essence; it shines through here in custom headboard, in the tone of the boldly grained nightstand, and in the patterns on the bedding.


This Small Accessory Has Big Style

In any well-traveled home, you’re bound to acquire many beloved objects. This marvelous geode accessory works great with just about any style of room. It comes from nature itself, so it works with any color palette. Showcase your favorite things with a little extra pizzazz. We’ve gathered three stunning geodes, plus a few tips on how to make the most of these small design accents that pack a serious punch of style.



Geode designs have come a long way. Originally just an earthy rock paperweight, the geode has been transformed into a chic new range of styles. Whatever style your home is, be bold and pick an eye-catching piece. Small accents like these are the perfect places to showcase your personality.


If you’re like us, you have a hard time saying no to fun office accessories. So use geodes to dress up your desk, your bookshelves, heck – it can even be used as a good ‘ol fashioned paperweight! We’re absolutely smitten with the idea of using a playful geode shape to bring a bit of whimsy to an office arrangement.


Sure, they’re meant to act as a stylish random accessory, but geodes are good-looking enough to sit pretty just about everywhere.


Click on each image to see how we snuck in a geode in all different styles of rooms and different room settings.

Designer-Tested Palettes

The Arrangement’s Go-to Colors

As a tried-and-true color guru, Katherine Snedeker (owner and head designer at The Arrangement) has a tested palette of sea glass blues, beige’s, and earthy browns. We wanted to pick her brain on what color palettes work for her, time and time again.

A little background on Katherine: What started 28 years ago with a small company has grown into an entire realm of rustic, western furniture, redefining western style. Katherine Snedeker has always stood for providing quality furnishings, creating whole style movements, and inviting people to take part in her dream for it all.

Q: Go-to color palette and why it works?
A: “I tend to use brown on upholstery, cabinetry or walls, then I add in the blue through accessories or textiles. Brown and seaglass blue together make for a casual yet elegant vibe.”

Q: How do you find color combinations that work for your designs?
A: “Certain colors just really speak to me and others do not. I have always selected things that I am naturally drawn to and they work well together. Over time as I design more and more spaces, it is fun to see the patterns develop and push me to try different things.”

Q: Any colors you’ve been wanting to try together?
A: “I had been dying to do a really neutral-only combination and recently we did just that. The result was stunning.”

Q: Where you do look for color inspiration?
A: “Color is everywhere. In our homes, all around us, everywhere we go. I draw inspiration from the colors of the Earth – browns, neutrals, blue & green hues from the sky and grass….I also travel a lot, and when I go somewhere new, I tend to see the trip as a whole through the colors I experience.”

Q: Favorite color of the moment?
A: “Copper. Our clients request a lot of it! Any kind of brown that has as sheen, shine, or sparkle – basically all shades of copper.”

How do you recommend moving through rooms with different color schemes?
A: “You can rearrange the color palettes, but the vibe has to stay the same. Don’t try to do one look in one room and then one look in another – mix together and carry that look with different colors from room to room.”

45 Reasons To Be Excited For Summer

Summer is here folks! We daydream about warm weather activities – barbecuing, summer entertaining, and pool parties. We’re going to help you get a leg up on your own summer goals with 45 shiny, new arrivals — perfect for summer and beyond!

Check them all out here.