Style

How to style a statement piece

Ways to build a room around one incredible BoConcept sofa.

In association with BoConcept.

So you’ve fallen for a real looker — how do you introduce it at home? When we met this modular Carmo sofa by BoConcept, we instantly envisaged it as the romantic lead in a scheme peppered with simpatico pieces from the Danish brand’s 2020 collection. In a matte, autumnal velvet that veritably glows in the light, the object of our affection is a statement-maker that charms amid neutral colours and other touchable textures. We went with white, cream and earthy hues plus a dash of black, along with tonal cushions in shiny velvet and suede, a glossy glass and marble side table, a shag-loom rug and some sculptural foliage — dried, not fresh. This sofa’s low-slung cool compelled us to keep our décor on the same plane and opt not to hang our artwork but instead let it lean for a more laid-back look. You might also like to balance the solidity of this handsome seating with a more lightweight chair that the eye can skim over and through, and you can quickly and easily move around to suit your mood. All up, it’s one magnetic combo with which you can live happily ever after.

MAIN IMAGE, FROM FRONT LEFT Adelaide living chair, $3749; Movement rug, $1996; Fermo media unit, $3059; Luna bowl, $219; Expose tray, $189; Luna vase, $105; Between Colours artwork, $579; Line dish, $199; Carmo sofa, $11,017; Orb pendant light, $639; Velvet cushion, $119; Suede cushion, $179; Venezia side table, $899, boconcept.co.nz. ADDITIONAL ITEMS Biscotti linen fabric (used as curtain), $58/m, marthas.co.nzFoliage and book stylist’s own. 

Styling Juliette Wanty
Photography Scott Hardy