Maintaining Feather Furniture

Feather filled upholstery furniture offers a comfortable and luxurious feeling. Our feather seating is soft, insulting and hypoallergenic. The feather and fibre blend of the cushion provides maximum comfort. Feather filled cushions are a full shape that conforms to your body and allows you to sink down into cushions for a relaxed and cozy experience.

Feather cushions will, by design, flatten, wrinkle and soften. We suggest you fluff these cushions same as you would fluff the feather or down pillow you sleep on. To help maintain the fullness of feather filled cushions here are some helpful tips:

  1. Frequently Rotate and Flip - Turn the seat cushions and back cushions over and rearrange them so that the couch wears evenly.
  2. Beating and Fluffing - Pick up the cushions, turn them over a few times and shake them to redistribute the feathers evenly throughout.
  3. Bunching - With the fabric casing on, push the feathers around and bunch your hands together. If you want you can undo the zipper on the casing and place your hands on the tick lining and push the feathers around and bunch your hands together. When finished, set the cushions back into place. For a smoother look brush your hands over the cushions.
  4. Vacuum with Caution - Do not vacuum your cushions on a high setting as it will pull the feathers out of the tick lining. With caution, please use the lowest setting available if you require to vacuum your cushions.

Feather wrapped cushions are encased in a down-proof cover however feathers will poke through from time-to-time. This is considered normal performance, and is not a defect.

Home Furnishing and Decor Trends for Spring and Summer

The Chesterfield Shop team have just come back from High Point Market Spring 2024 show. High Point Market is North America's largest home furnishings trade show that takes place in North Carolina, with over 11 million square feet and about 2,000 exhibitors.

Despite the whirlwind pace and the sheer size of the show, we soaked up all the trends, styles, and inspirations. So, let's dive right into the top home furnishing trends for spring and summer 2024!

Bubbly Cushions and Round Shapes 
I can confidently say that round is the shape of the season. This trend has been showing up in the past year but is so strong and everyone is getting on board. The round shapes everywhere give an organic feel that ties into home furnishings is hard to ignore. There's something inherently inviting about round designs that instantly elevates the ambiance of any space. Whether it's a curved sofa, a circular coffee table, or playful bubbly cushions, these shapes add a sense of friendliness and harmony to interiors. 
 

Channel Tufting
Piggybacking off the first trend, channeling was spotted everywhere. Everywhere we turned, lines and channels greeted us, adorning a variety of furnishings with this distinct look. Whether done vertically or horizontally, the evenly spaced channels adds a touch of class and texture to familiar pieces such as chairs, ottomans, and sofas. From sleek and modern designs to more traditional silhouettes, channel tufting is a detailing technique to elevate the aesthetic appeal of furniture pieces.

Relaxing Earth Tones 
The earth tones including greens and browns that we saw in the fall are here to stay through the spring and summer season. In the fall they were rich and saturated, this season they are more mostly muted and subtle, offering comfort and relaxation. From deep greens to warm browns and an array of beiges, these natural hues evoked a sense of groundedness and tranquility, offering a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. 

While neutrals provided a timeless foundation, blues, yellows, and greens were accented, injecting bursts of energy into the overall aesthetic. A few bold suppliers seized the opportunity to make a statement with chic offerings such as green chairs or yellow sofas, infusing spaces with a sense of vibrancy and excitement.

Neutrals and Textures 

Neutrals and textures had a dominant presence at the spring market. We’ve moved away from the sea of grey and are now in a cloud of soft beiges and creamy tones, signaling a shift towards warmer, more inviting hue. From lush rugs to plush pillows and cozy throws, neutral textures took center stage, inviting visitors to indulge in tactile experiences that exuded comfort.  

In essence, the combination of neutral tones and textures make a harmonious blend of cozy charm. By combining the soothing palette of neutrals with the tactile richness of textured upholstery, the result is an inviting and stylish space that stands the test of time.  

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking 
If you’ve ever watched the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada, then you know exactly where this is going. While florals may not be groundbreaking for spring, they are undeniably timeless and refreshing. There is an undeniable growing trend of ‘bringing the outside indoors’ and florals fit perfectly into that. While nature is in bloom, indulge in a floral print or two to bring this new season into the home. 

Mixing Fabrics 
Mixing and matching was everywhere. Tons of different fabrics were added to complement each other to achieve a unique aesthetic. From bold high contrasts to subtle harmonies, this juxtaposition of various fabrics creates dynamic visual interest that cannot be ignored! This emphasis on mixing multiple fabrics on one piece showcases that interiors are a touch of our personality and uniqueness that we can add to our life. 

All the Bells and Whistles
We’ve seen furniture get a big upgrade in the past few years. We’ve seen performance fabrics, new mechanisms, power reclining motion added everywhere, USB/charging ports, lights, but there’s a trend of suppliers adding more function and technology to their seating offerings. One supplier unveiled a new multifunctional recliner designed for sleep that has lift, zero gravity, massage, heat and lights. Another supplier showcased their latest line of modular sectionals with a console equipped with a built-in charger and speaker system, transforming the seating area into a 'sound lounge'. 

To summarize, High Point Market Spring 2024 showcased a diverse array of trends and innovations that are shaping the future of home furnishings. From organic shapes and textured upholstery to integrated technology and timeless florals, the market offered something for every style and taste. 

How to make sure it fits, without having a fit!

How exciting! You’ve decided on your new sofa or sectional and now to be sure it will fit beautifully in your home.

Determine the ‘path’ the furniture will take from the delivery truck to its final destination inside of your home, condo or apartment. Measure the height and width of every doorway, wall opening, hallway, staircase, stairwell overhang/ceiling height and elevator opening, interior height and opposite wall distance.

With over 7 decades of experience in delivering sofas, we can tell you that most of our pieces should fit in any place where we can stand it on its end.

Here’s a simple formula you can use to figure out whether or not there is sufficient diagonal clearance to do so:

  1. Multiply the length in inches, by itself. for example, 84” x 84”
  2. Multiply depth or height (whichever is greater) by itself. for example, 34” x 34”
  3. Add these 2 numbers together and then find the square root by the pressing the square root symbol ( √ ) on your calculator. Round this off to a whole number.
  4. Now add 2” to this number, this is the minimum number of inches in ceiling, height, needed to stand your sofa on end.

Therefore, 93” is the minimum ceiling height needed to stand your sofa on end and fit it into your home.

Our Expert Tips!

Prioritizing wellness, comfort and health during the holidays

As the crisp air of the holiday season sets in, the quest for relaxation and wellness takes centre stage in our homes. The Chesterfield Shop, Ontario's premier seating specialist, offers a range of recliners that blend comfort with health benefits, perfect for festive relaxation.

Join Us in Celebrating Wellness This Holiday Season
As we embrace the holiday spirit, The Chesterfield Shop invites you to experience the wellness and joy of owning a recliner that offers more than just a place to sit.

It’s a haven for relaxation, a retreat for rejuvenation, and proof of our unwavering commitment to your comfort and health. Visit our showrooms or explore our offerings online, and let us help you find the perfect recliner to make your festive season both relaxing and healthful.

Zero Gravity and Massage: The Ultimate Relaxation Duo
At the heart of our wellness-focused collection are recliners featuring Zero Gravity and massage functions. The Zero Gravity recliners, a marvel in ergonomic design, allow you to recline in a position where your feet are elevated above your heart.

This unique position significantly reduces stress on the back and enhances circulation, offering a sanctuary of comfort for those with back or joint pain. Imagine unwinding after a long day, with your body perfectly aligned in a state of weightlessness, as the recliner's massage function gently eases away the tensions of the day.

Performance Fabrics: Style Meets Functionality
While our recliners are about unparalleled comfort, they are also about enduring style and practicality. Upholstered in high-quality performance fabrics, these chairs resist stains and spills, ensuring they retain their aesthetic appeal through the rigours of everyday life.

Whether you opt for the sleekness of sumptuous leathers or the warmth of plush fabrics, these recliners promise to be a focal point in your living space.

Beyond Comfort: Lift Chairs for Enhanced Support
Recognizing the diverse needs of our customers, The Chesterfield Shop offers lift chairs that provide maximum comfort and ease of use, particularly beneficial for individuals requiring extra support.

With electronic lift capabilities, these chairs gently guide the user from a seated to a standing position, making them an essential addition to any home where mobility is a consideration.

Customization at Its Best
True to our commitment to personalization, every recliner in our collection can be customized to suit your individual style and comfort preferences. From manual to power-operated models, with optional add-ons like cup-holders and adjustable headrests and footrests, we ensure that your recliner is not just a piece of furniture, but a reflection of your lifestyle.

Come and see for yourself!
Visit on our showrooms to get a real feel for our recliners. Sit in them, touch them, and experience their comfort firsthand. This in-store experience is what we're all about, offering something beyond what you see online.

See for yourself why our recliners are perfect for your holiday relaxation and health.

How to Decorate for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to update your living space into a cozy, warm and festive haven. No need to worry about updating your large furniture items, we're focusing on creating a stunning holiday space by focusing on the details. This year, let's explore the art of layering textures through throws, pillows, candles, and accessories to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Throws: Wrap Up in Warmth

One of the easiest ways to add a touch of holiday magic to your living room is through the use of throws. Opt for plush, knitted, or faux fur throws. Even better if its in festive colours like deep reds, greens, or classic whites. If you're familiar with The Hudson's Bay Company you will know their iconic striped blanket which is more than perfect for this season. To get that professional look, drape them over the back of your sofa or lay them across your favorite armchair. The softness and warmth throws provide not only elevate the comfort of your space but also instantly evoke a sense of holiday charm.

Pillows: Pile on the Comfort

Enhance the coziness of your space by incorporating holiday or even winter-themed pillows. Mix and match textures like velvet, wool, and embroidery to create visual interest. Choose pillows in traditional patterns such as plaids and houndstooth, or experiment with festive prints. A combination of solid and patterned pillows can bring balance and sophistication to your existing furniture, making it feel fresh and seasonal.

Candles: Setting the Ambiance

Candles are a timeless addition to any holiday decor. Choose a variety of sizes and styles to create a captivating display. Place them strategically on coffee tables, side tables, or even along on the mantel with stockings. If you're looking to add an extra bit of holiday cheer, you can choose scented candles with pine, cedar, cinnamon, or vanilla. The soft glow of candlelight not only adds a warm ambiance but also contributes to the overall festive atmosphere.

Accessories: Small Details, Big Impact

Elevate the holiday spirit by incorporating small, thoughtful accessories throughout your space. Consider decorative bowls filled with pinecones, ornaments, extra lights, stars or little figurines in the shapes of gnomes, deer or snowflakes. Introduce metallic accents like gold or silver candle holders, vases, or trays to add a touch of glamour. These small added details can make a big impact in turning your living room into a winter wonderland.

Layered Rugs: Ground the Space

Bring additional warmth and texture to your room by layering rugs. Consider placing a plush, soft rug over your existing carpet or hardwood floor. This not only adds a cozy element but also helps define different zones within your space. If you're an expert at decorating or wanting a very jolly space, you can select rugs that are in holiday-inspired colours or patterns to tie the entire look together seamlessly.

Greenery and Wreaths: Nature's Touch

Incorporate the beauty of nature into your holiday decor with greenery and wreaths. Place small potted evergreen plants in corners or use them as a centrepiece on a dining or coffee table. Hang wreaths on main doors or above your fireplace for a classic and timeless touch. The vibrant green hues and earthy elements will complement your existing furniture and infuse a breath of fresh, festive air.

Decorating for the holidays doesn't mean you have to overhaul your entire living space. By focusing on layering textures through throws, pillows, candles, and accessories, you can effortlessly transform your home into a warm and inviting haven. Embrace the season with these simple yet effective additions that will not only enhance the holiday spirit but also leave your existing furniture looking refreshed and ready for celebration.

Top 5 Fall Trends for Home Furniture

The Chesterfield Shop team have just come back from High Point Market, North America's largest home furnishings trade show. If you've never been, High Point Market is a bustling hub of innovation and design trends, styles, inspirations. So, let's dive right into the top 5 trends for fall that were the most prominent at the market.

1. Fall & Earthy Colours
Bright and rich fall colors took center stage at High Point Market, and they're here to stay. Rust orange, fiery reds, mustard yellow, and greens ranging from sage to mossy green. These rich colours offered a striking bold contrast to the sea of whites and creams that we see so often. From sumptuous greens to fiery rust oranges, these tones really captured the essence of autumn and offered a luxe but cozy look.

2. Curves & Round Shapes
Chic and graceful contours were very popular this market. It wasn't just round and curved sofas; curves were seen on lots of arms, legs, and even the backs of chairs and sofas. This trend is redefining elegance and contemporary chic in the world of furniture. I’m sure we’ll see more of these curve lines as interior design shifts toward making living spaces an oasis that benefits our well-being.

3. Rich Luxe Leathers
Rich and luxurious leathers in shades of brown were a standout trend at High Point Market. From dark espresso to whiskey and even bright cognac with a hint of orange, these sumptuous leathers exude exceptional luxury. When paired with textured rugs, pillows, and throws, your space transforms into a sumptuous haven. These classic materials made a striking return, providing timeless elegance for your home.

4. Fall Florals
Florals aren't just for spring anymore. These florals weren't hyper feminine or super vibrant, instead they were toned down, muted colours/patterns that were earthy- bringing a touch of nature's elegance to living spaces. This subtlety added a cool, and delightful visual interest to spaces while offering a soothing and comforting presence, perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere. Embrace the organic and lighter feel of fall with these timeless floral accents.

 

5. Mixing Natural Accents
Picture the blending of cool, hard stone with grainy, dark woods in accent chairs, lamps and tables. The blend of cool, hard stone with grainy, dark woods offered a captivating contrast that balances nature while grounding your space. There was also a real craze for organic moss/grass wall installations adding a unique and fresh touch of greenery to the interiors. These natural elements simply elevate spaces by creating a harmonious look and feel.
 

To summarize, High Point Market Fall 2023 brought a refreshing shift to the world of home furnishings and interior design. It's all about comfort and well-being by embracing shapes and colors that make us feel good. I couldn't help but notice the growing preference for cozy, soothing beiges over the cool reign of greys that once dominated showrooms and homes. It's a sign of the times, as homes become places to unwind and re-energize, fusing style and comfort effortlessly.

Sleepover Solutions – in Complete Comfort!

Sleepover solution in complete comfort & style with the Comfort Sleeper® sofa beds

We LOVE living spaces ... because the new ‘great’ room or den is the heart of the home. Basically, it’s where all the action takes place, be it: lounging, enjoying family time (binge watching a series or playing board games) or entertaining family and friends. We’re featuring the Comfort Sleeper® in-case your guests become overnight guests ... ‘Ready when life unfolds...’

We have a large assortment of Comfort Sleepers® by American Leather® - in your choice of leather, fabric (including performance fabrics) and choice of a rainbow colours in luxurious UltraSuede®

Life is Beautiful...but also, surprising and unpredictable. You never know what the doorbell will bring, but you can be ready for it. With timeless designs, exceptional construction and fully customizable finishes, the American Leather® Comfort Sleeper® is always ready when life unfolds.

Promising craftsmanship and comfort in equal, elevated measures. Comfort Sleeper® by American Leather® is the utmost in style, comfort (with the choice of 3 mattress options: TEMPUR-PEDIC®, GEL or Premier) and functionality. You have to FEEL the difference!

Come see for yourself - take a seat and test the mattress, too ... our Sales Professionals are ready to assist you!

Design-It-Yourself! (DIY)

We are very excited to launch a new DIY (design it yourself) program - capturing a modern spin with an almost-understated styling. Accessorized with over-sized feather-blend accent cushions (available only on the fabric version). The core design has a variety of arm options to choose from.

The program is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3 ...

#1. Select an Arm:  3 styles to choose from: Small Roll-Arm (Transitional), Track Arm (Contemporary),and Flair Arm (Transitional).

#2. Select A Leg Style and Finish:  4 Leg options: Chrome (Contemporary), Brass (Trending), Espresso (Transitional) and Smoke (Contemporary)

#3. Select a Cover:  An extensive selection of leather or fabric, and depending on your preference -
create a Modern, Contemporary or Transitional look (it’s really up to you to decide).

Choose:

  • Sofa, Condo Sofa, Loveseat, Chair or Sectional
  • 3 Ottoman options (don’t forget ottomans can be used as added seating)
    24” x 24” or 24” x 36” or 36” x 36”

Come in and speak to one of our Sales Professionals; bring your room dimensions and pictures and enjoy a great Chesterfield Shop shopping experience!

One Style- A Million Seating Possibilities!

Not really new, just an emphasizing what we will do for you ... take one style and
discover all the possibilities ....
take this unique collection with contemporary European flair, will add an element of style to your living area with unique details and an organic shape. Featuring layers of coil, foam and a memory foam topper to create a consistent support and comfort. The generous arm-pillow sits between the seat and arm, embracing you while seated. The memory foam top layer ensures a soft, plush seat that is perfect for sinking into as you relax at the end of a long day. Sleek lines and irresistible comfort characterize this collection. You will enjoy both entertaining and relaxing with this contemporary piece. Let’s look at some options when working with this collection:

Come in and speak to one of our Sales Professionals (don’t forget to bring your room dimensions and pictures) and enjoy a great Chesterfield Shop - ‘shopping’ experience.!

Whats-New

Collection Features

Frame Construction: Frame is constructed from engineered wood products, hardwood or softwood; joints are pinned and glued for uniformity and strength

Cushions: Attached seat cushions feature a high resiliency, high density foam core with a polyester wrap, Semi-attached back cushions feature a fibre filling, blown into channels to prevent shifting and provide pillow-soft comfort

Suspension: Back suspension features 100% premium elastic webbing to provide consistent comfort and support

Seat suspension features pocket coils encased in high-resiliency seat foam, engineered to provide the comfort and sensation of premium spring seating

Covers: Choose from an array of fabric and leather colours

Features: Single top stitching detail provides a clean and tailored finish (on leather and select fabrics)

Motion Commotion- Motion, Home Theatre and Reclining in Comfort

Continuing to trend: Reclining/Motion Seating & Home Theatre Seating, the reason ... COMFORT!

Achieve ultimate comfort; for your lounging and/or viewing pleasure. Take a look at one of our best sellers...

This modern design - has deep, plush, seats designed to ‘sink into’, further enhanced by a lumbar support that offers a soft yet structured seat. Power headrest and footrest allow for personalized comfort. The sleek and easy to use activation switch, includes USB charging. Each button is shaped differently for easy touch-identification. A convenient home button, activated with a single touch, will return all power functions to the fully closed position.

This collection boasts plush fibre-filled back cushions that are topped with a layer of memory foam that molds to the body. Highlighted by a topstitch detail that offers added comfort and visual appeal to the collection, the back cushions are complemented by plush pillow-top arms.

Available in many configurations, choose a sofa, loveseat, chair or configure your own sectional design to bet suit your home and choice of leather or fabric.

Shown is one style, a mere sampling of what’s in-store when you come to one of our locations. We have so much choice, which translates to so much opportunity for you to create exactly what you need in your living space. Come in and speak to one of our Sales Professionals; bring your room dimensions and pictures and enjoy a great Chesterfield Shop shopping’ experience.!

Features:

  • Modern design
  • Hidden plastic glides integrated into the base
  • Double top stitching for a luxurious and tailored finish (on leather and select fabrics)
  • Choose from a rainbow of leather or fabric covers
  • Semi-attached back cushions feature a fibre filling, blown into channels to prevent shifting and provide pillow-soft comfort
  • Full, chaise-style seat cushions feature a high-resiliency, high density foam core with a polyester wrap
  • Back suspension features 100% premium elastic webbing to provide consistent comfort and support
  • Seat suspension features heavy gauge sinuous springs, engineered to provide premium comfort and endurance
  • Power recline, power headrests and power lumbar with a switch -
    featuring integrated USB charging and finished in an attractive brushed metal

Come in, have a look around, have a seat and find what ‘fits’ you best!