Function and Fashion to Make Life Better

Abbey is one of 3 new Xtra Tall Power Reclining Sofa groups to be introduced at the Fall Furniture Market by Barcalounger with higher backs and longer leg extension. The idea? To make lounging at home more comfortable for tall people.

The average height of Americans has increased. Americans are turning 65 at the highest rate in history. More Americans than ever are working full or part time out of home offices. And, increasingly Americans don’t want to give up style to have comfort.

What do all these trends have in common? They are emerging needs, demographics, lifestyles and tastes that BarcaLounger is addressing with features-and-benefits rich new introductions at the upcoming international Fall High Point Market. At the Furniture Market, retailers from around the nation and world come to see introductions from major brands like BarcaLounger, products that will be seen in stores several months after their debut in High Point, N.C.

The Marcus power reclining group set for introduction by Barcalounger has an Xtra Tall back and longer leg extension to comfortably accommodate people from 6’2″ to 6’8″ and even taller.

“The new product categories that we have developed address growing consumer needs, lifestyles and tastes,” said Larry Smith, president. For example, the Xtra Tall sofa groups and  reclining chairs are designed with 45-inch-high backs and footrests that extend 3 inches longer. The goal is to comfortably accommodate people as tall as 6’8″ or 6’9.”

Another need Barcalounger is addressing is the work-from-home lifestyle. The WorkSpace Seating collection offers comfortable and supportive home office chairs.

Functional and fashionable, the new WorkSpace Seating line in traditional, transitional and modern styling, is on castors and offers adjustable seat height and adjustable tilt and tension mechanisms.

Another new line, the Lux Recline & Lift, is a collection of reclining and assistant chairs in upscale styling with refined scale, cover selection, tailoring and detail.

The Leslie Lux Recline & Lift Chair has a tailored 4-button-tufted back, nailhead trim and a stylish navy leather cover..

Over the next three years, the “graying of America” will happen at the fastest rate in history. “These chairs will enable consumers to transition to assistant chairs with the fashion and comfort they are accustomed to,” said Smith. “They are great-looking recliners with the hidden bonus of  an assistant lift feature if needed.”

While the comfort and relaxation offered by reclining chairs has never been more in demand, no one wants to give up style to have the ultimate in comfort. That’s why Barcalounger is introducing the Accents Collection, an offering of decorative and smaller-scaled 3-way push-through-the-arm recliners designed to complement gracious living and family room settings.

The Huntington, left, and Bayshore reclining chairs offer upscale fabrics, leathers, colors, scale and tailoring you would expect in a living room accent chair. The reclining feature is just a bonus.

Stylish silhouettes and covers are also to be found on Barcalounger’s new pedestal chairs and ottomans to be debut at the High Point Market.

The ultra-modern Montaco, left, is in an on-trend creamy white leather, and the Zach is in a maroon leather and transitional style.

Barcalounger is planning to greatly expand its selection of power reclining sofa and modular groups, with 16 introductions, including the Connelly, below.

At home in modern settings, the new Connelly sofa has a tiered back, sloped and padded arms and a tapered wedge foot in a unitized frame.

Making your life easier and better. That’s our mission at Barcalounger, and with these new functional and fashionable introductions set for the Fall High Point Furniture Market, we hope to provide more ways than ever for you to enjoy life’s moments at home.

How to Give Your Outdoor Living Room a Decorator Touch

This inviting outdoor living room space was designed by Courtney of the French Country Cottage Blog.

Have you caught the passion for outdoor living?

Whether you’re dining al fresco, gathered around a chat table fire pit on a cool night or reading on the front porch in the rain, there’s something almost therapeutic about being outside.

And it has never been easier or more fun to create an outdoor living space that’s inviting, beautiful and personal.

Outdoor table settings like these make outdoor dining a beautiful experience. Photo: Maison de Cinq blog.

Quality, stylish seating and dining furnishings go a long way toward creating comfortable open-air spaces. Today, outdoor furniture includes deep-seating sectionals and sofas and even deep-seating swivel rockers, reclining chairs and sofas.  Yet, it’s really the accents –pillows, rugs, accessories and lighting — that allow you to make exterior spaces your own.

It’s the accents and accessories that give your outdoor room an interior design flair.

String lights and solar lights help you create an enchanting outdoor cafe or garden party look.
The Pacific Shoreline Collection, shown here in an outdoor table-and-swivel-rocker chat group, features a traditional rolled arm design with bun styled feet. The group is constructed from Woven PVC wicker with an aluminum frame and porcelain table top with aluminum rim. 

Where to begin creating an inviting outdoor living room?

“I’m a firm believer in going with a color palette of neutrals, earth tones or navy for your seating, then layering in personality and pops of color with throw pillows and outdoor rugs,” said Nicole Harris, design director for Barcalounger Oudoor Living.

Barcalounger Outdoor’s Pacific Shoreline Collection is shown here with 3 different sizes of accent pillows, in both solids and patterns.
The Barcalounger Outdoor Quick-Ship Pillow Program lets you get creative and add interior design flair to the great outdoors. 16 fabrics and 4 sizes of toss pillows and lumbar pillows are offered. Patterns include stripes, lattice, quatrefoil and solids.
The pillow program is in three distinct color schemes: Shown here is the blue color scheme with neutral stripes and florals. Also offered is an orange color scheme  including salmon and dusty rose and a palette of earth tones. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

One of the most exciting things about the pillow program is that it is a quick-ship assortment. “Find a Barcalounger Outdoor Living retailerpick out the fabric, trim and shape of pillows you want, and once your order them, they will be shipped to the retailer in 72 hours or less,” Harris explains. 

After pillows, then layer in plants and flowers. “Cactuses and succulents are really hot today, in nice earthenware planters,” Harris said.

Just as string and solar lights add ambiance and warmth to your exterior space, fire pits and fire pit-chat tables are “a huge outdoor accessory right now, and the variety of looks and price points is exploding,” Harris said.

The Woodland aluminum gas fire pit chat table from Barcalounger Outdoor Living is perfect for gathering around on cool nights, and is offered in a multi-step faux wood finish in a warm shade of French Gray.

When putting together the furnishings and accessories for your space, the key is creating a layered and textured look. “Whether lakeside or seaside, the look today is to have tactile things you want to touch and feel,” Harris said. “Sometimes you may go for a rustic or deconstructed look, yet mix it in with something new. Do a lot of mixing…with shells, rope, candles, flowers and plants.

Go for a mix and match look, not a rigid theme.”

She continued, “Don’t feel you have to have the sofas, chairs, table and everything match. The key is to create a tactile, eclectic and inviting look,” she said.

The Westbrook Collection offers 3-position reclining sofas and reclining chairs. This classically transitional style woven PCV wicker design features exposed aluminum arms and front legs while the table top has an aluminum slat top with hand-applied antique finish. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

Make Yourself at Home on the New Barcalounger Furniture Website

FullHmpgScreenShotRecliners (1) The homepage of the new Barcalounger website features a slideshow of rolling photos, a menu to explore the product line of recliners, pedestal chairs and motion sofas and for finding a local retailer.

 Relax and make yourself at home on the new Barcalounger furniture website. The website was designed with you in mind, as Barcalounger seeks to fulfill its mission to help you enjoy life’s moments at home.

Come along for guided tour of the website, a place where you can get informed about Barcalounger’s extensive line of recliners, pedestal chairs and ottomans and motion sofas, view all of them from different angles and zoom in, view chairs and sofas in alternate colors and covers,  order swatches, contact us with your questions and sign up for our newsletter. 

On our new website, every chair and sofa is described in detail and can be viewed from different angles, zoomed in and seen in different color/cover options. Click on this screenshot photo or magenta text to visit the Roscoe Pedestal Chair page.
Also on every product detail page, you can share the photo and description on social media, email it to a friend/spouse/family member, print out a tear sheet by clicking the printer icon, and even “Find it Now.” Click on Find it Now to be directed to a local retailer in seconds, where you can see the product in person or order it. Visit the Kelso Sofa page by clicking on this photo or the magenta text.
The ‘Artist’s Lounge is an assortment of some 70 recliner and sofa styles and nearly 90 cover choices that allow you to get creative while personalizing your comfort zone. On this page, use the sorter at the top to pick the style, cover type and mechanism type of your preference so you can streamline your selection process!

Barcalounger Furniture has now taken its brand of comfort and style to the outdoor space with the Barcalounger Outdoor Living line. When you click on Outdoor Living, you’ll be able to browse all 5 outdoor collections.

The Tacoma Collection is just one of five full collections of seating, dining, accent pillow, umbrellas and table collections you can browse on the Barcalounger Outdoor section of the website.

See something you like? You can find an authorized Barcalounger Retailer near you in seconds on our Find a Retailer Page, and be able to call ahead of your shopping trip.

The Find it Now Page on the Barcalounger Website.

And don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook! Click on the screen shots below or the magenta text to visit our pages. 

Barcalounger’s new Instagram Page.

Barcalounger looks forward to connecting with you on our website and social media, and invites you to make yourself at home anytime!

Barcalounger’s Facebook page.

 

‘Dress Casual’ Looks for Your Family Room

Damon modular room The new Damon Modular has a refined casual style with a curved track arm, a chaise end and tailored cushions. Photo: Barcalounger

Casual, comfortable style takes many forms.

There are blue jeans and sweatshirts, there are jeans and a shirt, and then there’s what some call business or ‘dress casual.’ It’s a more refined look, often with layering and details, such as slacks with a button-down shirt and a jacket or vest…set off by just the right accessory.

That ‘dress casual’ look is the vibe for BarcaLounger’s new introductions set for the April High Point Furniture Market.

The new Seymour leather sofa group has casual and inviting, yet sleek and refined lines. Photo: Barcalounger

 

The looks are refined modern, or traditional with a twist. For instance, the new Radcliffe recliner and the Ryder recliner are casual, yet dressed up with rich wood trim and clean lines.

Wood trim in a sleek black or warm wood adds a sophisticated touch to the Radcliffe and Ryder recliners. Photos: Barcalounger

 

In all, Barcalounger is introducing 24 recliners and pedestal chairs, 8 motion sofa groups, and has a new emphasis on leather sectionals and modulars at the international furniture market

The looks are inviting and comfortable, yet sophisticated. Kind of like the slacks, shirt and jacket wardrobe you’d wear for a fun but special occasion on the weekend.

The Beasley Pedestal Chair and Ottoman blend a Mid-Century-Modern Vibe with a classic button-tufted back and a sleek silhouette. The pillow-top feature on the ottoman and seat adds plushness. Photo: Barcalounger

 

Stylish tailoring stands out on this recliner that offers a tall back and additional leg extension. Nailhead trim accentuates the arms, sides and modified wings on the chair, and top-stitching detail is featured on the leather seat.